Cllr Brenda Warrington
Leader, Tameside Council
Councillor Brenda Warrington became the Leader of Tameside Council on January 31, 2018. She holds the GMCA responsibility as portfolio lead for Age-Friendly Greater Manchester and Equalities. She was first elected in 2002 as Denton West Councillor and became executive member for Adult Services in 2008.
Brenda is the first female chair of the Greater Manchester Pension Fund in its 95-year history, the largest Local Government Pension Scheme in the UK at £23 billion.
Brenda has served as the council’s lead member for Health and External Relations and Scrutiny as well as being chair of the Personal and Health Services Scrutiny Panel. Under that role she was responsible for the integration of health and social care and merging Tameside Council and Tameside and Glossop Clinical Commissioning Group.
Brenda served as Deputy Mayor in Tameside in 2008 to 2009 and Mayor in 2012 to 2013. She has held roles and been involved in many organisations and community groups, including as a school governor at Denton West Primary School and Two Trees Community College, continuing that role when it merged with Egerton Park College to become Denton Community College, and helped establish Friends of Granada Park and Friends of Thornley Park.