Meet the town’s new first citizen

St Helens mayor Stephen Glover with wife and mayoress Lynn
St Helens mayor Stephen Glover with wife and mayoress Lynn

St Helens has a new mayor ... Councillor Stephen Glover, who has presented the Rainhill ward since 2003.

The Labour councillor replaced Coun Geoff Pearl as the borough’s first citizen.

I’m looking forward to getting out across town

St Helens mayor Stephen Glover

He said: “I’m looking forward to getting out and about across the borough – and seeing first-hand some of the wonderful work that our residents do in the voluntary, charity, commercial and service sectors.

“St Helens has so many hard-working, caring and compassionate people and organisations. As mayor, I’ll be doing my best to highlight their efforts and help them achieve the recognition they deserve.”

Coun Glover was born in Grange Park and grew up in Windlehurst.

He attended St Thomas of Canterbury Primary and Grange Park Technical School before going on to work at Pilkington Brothers, where he worked in their laboratories at Eccleston Granne and then Pilkington’s Cowley Hill works as a part of their statistical quality control team.

Coun Glover met his wife Lynn, in 1979 and they married in 1981. They have four children from previous marriages, Leighton, Simon, Alison and Lynsey - with Leanne completing the family in 1982. They have nine grandchildren.

Currently serving Rainhill Ward, he became a councillor in 2003, with his wife Lynn, who willbe the mayoress, also becoming a councillor in 2010, currently serving Windle.

The mayoral charity is Home-Start St Helens.