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.


2024/25: Councillor Ken McGlashan 

Councillor Ken McGlashan

Councillor Ken McGlashan was born in Ellison Street, Old Swan, Liverpool, but has been a resident of Page Moss for the last 86 years. He was an only child to Duncan and Anne McGlashan.

Ken is a former pupil of St Dominic’s Primary School and St Aloysius Primary and Secondary School.  Ken was married to his wife, Patricia, in St. Anne’s Cathedral, Leeds, in 1955, and they were together for 43 years.

Ken and Patricia have 9 children, 24 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren, the majority of whom have been educated, and live, in Page Moss.

Ken started his working life as an apprentice coal miner at Cronton Colliery and he recently received an email stating that he is one of the last surviving ex-miners who worked there. He then joined the Royal Corps of Signals as a regular soldier in 1955. In the remaining part of Ken’s working life, he was a long-distance lorry driver. He started his own haulage business in the 1960’s until he had to retire due to health problems.

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