Tony Lloyd

Greater Manchester Mayor and Police and Crime Commissioner

Tony was born in Stretford, Greater Manchester, in 1950 andĀ attended local schools before studying Mathematics at the University of Nottingham and Business Administration at Manchester Business School. He taught at Salford University in the Department of Business and in 1979 he was elected to Trafford Council where he served until 1984.

Tony was elected to Parliament in 1983, initially representing Stretford and subsequently Manchester Central. He stood down in 2012 to contest the Police and Crime Commissioner election. He held a variety of high-profile positions in the Labour Party and the Government, including leading the British delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe. In June 2015, Tony was appointed interim Mayor of Greater Manchester.

A keen football fan, Tony has four adult children and enjoys walking and running. He is a member of Amnesty International, the National Trust, the Woodland Trust, the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, the Co-op Party, the Labour Party, the GMB and Unite. He still has an ambition to keep bees.