Member of Finance and Resources Committee
John was elected to represent Broughton ward in 1990 and, until becoming Deputy Leader in 1998, held various educational positions both within the City Council and externally, most notably as Vice Chairman of the AMA Education Committee and Chair of the Council of Local Education Authorities. John was elected to the position of Leader of Salford City Council in May 2003. Following the election of the City’s first Directly Elected Mayor in 2012 John was given responsibility for the Children & Young People portfolio and later the Skills & Work agenda. The
election of the second Directly Elected Mayor in May 2016 led to his appointment as Deputy City Mayor.