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Preston Brook Parish Council has eight Parish Councillors each of whom is elected for a term of up to four years by the electors of the Parish. The results of the last election, for the current term (2021-2025), can be accessed here.  A statutory annual meeting is held in May at which the Chairman and Vice Chairman of Council are elected by the Council members at the start of the civic year which runs from May to April.


Cllr Lauren Sanders - Chairperson

Lauren was co-opted onto the Parish Council in November 2020 and subsequently elected as Chairperson in May 2021 and 2022. As a resident, Cllr Sanders has the ambition to improve the community's well-being through events whilst encouraging more communication between the community and the council. Cllr Sanders is a passionate individual for representing groups such as those in vulnerable groups and has a keen interest in improving the quality of lives through health and wellbeing. 


Cllr Sanders is a disabled resident in the community and regularly can be seen in the village speaking with neighbours and other residents about any assistance they may need. Although a Project Manager by day and Fitness Coach in more unsociable hours, Cllr Sanders wants to become a strong voice for residents and provide opportunities in the future using the village amenities for collaborations and social events.



Cllr Mike Marlow - Vice Chairperson

Mike has lived in Bridgewater Grange, Preston Brook for over 9 years. He joined Preston Brook Parish Council in 2021 as a Councillor to serve and represent the residents of the local community.


Up until his retirement three years ago, Mike enjoyed a successful career in sales, marketing and management. 

Mike believes passionately in the principles of 'Equality and Diversity' and that everyone regardless of their Gender, Sexual orientation, Religion, Ethnicity or Disability should have the opportunity to achieve their full potential.


Mike has a strong sense of community he is Chair of a Cheshire-based LGTB support group. He is also a member of two Cheshire choirs which support local charities through fund raising performances.


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Cllr Alan Price

Alan Price is Peninsula’s Chief Operations Officer and CEO of BrightHR, the most popular HR software and support service for SMEs in the UK.

At Peninsula, Alan supervises more than 100,000 monthly client interactions. And, at BrightHR, he oversees the support that the company offers SMEs across the UK, Ireland and Canada. But his overall responsibility is making sure clients of the entire Peninsula Group enjoy the same market-leading quality of advice that the group is renowned for.

His 18 years in employee relations have led to widespread recognition. This includes a Chartered Fellowship of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and a Fellowship of the Royal Society of Arts—having demonstrated a significant contribution to business and society.

Alan was also one of the youngest judicial appointments to Her Majesty’s Employment Tribunal Service, a position he still holds.

His expertise means businesses such as banking giants Lloyds and Santander often seek out his advice. He regularly provides comment to media like the Daily Telegraph, the Sunday Times and Sky News.

In 2019, employee reward company Perkbox named Alan as their HR Hero of the year—honouring his outstanding work, introduction of innovative methods, and challenging of the status quo in the sector.


In addition to his work with Peninsula Group, Alan supports the development of future business leaders as an Honorary Industry Fellow at the University of Salford. He also supports various charities, including as an Ambassador for the North West Air Ambulance Charity.



Cllr Peter Bolton

Bio coming soon...


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Cllr Gary Littler

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Cllr Jay Walton

Cllr Jay Walton has an interest in preserving heritage and historic buildings within the parish, protecting the surrounding green space, and improving general appearances. 


Jay is also interested in matters of traffic calming and road safety with fellow councillors. Jay is a keen cyclist and runner on the roads around and beyond the parish. He welcomes views from all local residents on matters that they think Preston Brook Parish Council can help with.



Cllr Cathy Murray

I have lived in Preston Brook for over 25 years and during this time I have witnessed many changes . The village has transformed from a relatively rural small community to a much larger one. The development of new housing estates has brought a very different dynamic to the village and a much younger population!  In addition to the building of new office blocks, the (old) O2, and the Preston Brook Pub and Travel Lodge, we also have a shop (the Spar) which replaced the Red Lion Pub and Hotel.
My career in Halton has spanned over 30 years and during this time have taught in several schools and I have recently retired as a Deputy Headteacher. I have four children and eleven grandchildren who keep me very busy! I love to travel and I am passionate about current affairs, love going to the gym and enjoy meeting people.
I now have time available to support my local community and nothing would give me greater pleasure than to meet and talk to people living here.
I am delighted to have joined the parish council and look forward to serving this community and whatever the future may hold.




Bio coming soon...


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