The Mayor of Knowsley

Each year, the elected members of the council choose a mayor for the coming year. The Mayor represents Knowsley at public events and ceremonies as well as civic events in other towns, cities and countries.


2023/24: Councillor Eddie Connor

A photograph of the Mayor and Mayoress of Knowsley

Councillor Eddie Connor was born in Toxteth, Liverpool, but has been a long-term Kirkby resident, living there for the last 64 years.

Eddie, who is a former pupil of St Marie's Primary School and St Kevin's Secondary School, married his wife Sue 48 years ago. They have two children and four grandchildren, all of whom have been educated and live in Kirkby.

Eddie's first job was at the Liverpool Stock Exchange before he moved to Seel Street Garage to become a time-served motor engineer. Eddie has also spent time working at Ford Motor Company and Bird's Eye Frozen Food Company.

In 1974, he embarked on a long career with Merseyside Fire Brigade, where he served as a firefighter at a number of local stations for over 32 years.

Eddie has also been a Magistrate in Merseyside for 28 years, starting in Huyton and now in Liverpool and is also a School Governor at a number of schools in the Kirkby area.

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