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Marianne became a councillor in Norwood ward in 2011 after a successful career as a singer and actress working mainly in West End musicals where she was Equity representative on two major productions and sorted out many disputes for performers with the theatre managements. She is proud to be an Honorary member of Equity the Actors Union having been a member for almost 50 years and is also a member of UNITE. Marianne comes from a working class background in Tottenham and is a strong believer and supporter of trade unions and their work as were her late parents. Her father was an activist for Labour in the area as was Marianne including for the late Bernie Grant MP.
She lives in the heart of the ward and is seen regularly out and about by the residents and is known for her tenacity in getting problems sorted for them, very often with a fast turn around and has also taken up many issues in other wards that have not been addressed. In her first year of becoming a councillor Marianne was nominated for the Councillor of the Year Awards UK by the members of Crowland’s Bowling Club in High Park after she fought singlehandedly to save the club from closure by the Council due to funding cuts from Central government. She also enabled the club to survive by getting ward funds agreed for a badly needed new club house roof and gave advice to the club members on taking over the running of the club themselves to safeguard it, which they did and it is today flourishing.
Marianne is the Vice Chair of Overview and Scrutiny for Adult Social Care and Health on Sefton Council, a member of Sefton’s Licensing Committee and also the Overview and Scrutiny Board for Sefton Council.
Marianne is married to Bill who is also a councillor in Norwood ward.