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Leader Tony Lloyd

Tony Lloyd
  • Local Authority: Greater Manchester
  • Party: Labour

Contact details

  • Interim GM Mayor and Police and Crime Commissioner for Greater Manchester
    Openshaw Complex
    Lawton Street
    M11 2NS
  • Telephone: 0161 604 7711
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Tony Lloyd

Interim GM Mayor and Police and Crime Commissioner of Greater Manchester

In June 2015 Tony Lloyd was appointed Interim Mayor of Greater Manchester. As Interim Mayor, Tony chairs GMCA meetings as the 11th member of GMCA, supported by a Cabinet of 10 Local Authority Leaders and represents the GMCA on the GM Local Enterprise Partnership.

GMCA portfolio

Interim GM Mayor Tony Lloyd covers:

As Interim Mayor and Chair of the GMCA Tony Lloyd:

  • Maintains strategic oversight across the implementation of the Greater Manchester Strategy and Growth and Reform Plan, ensuring that GM’s residents and businesses are able to share in the benefits of increased prosperity.
  • Plays a significant role in the Greater Manchester Combined Authority by strengthening governance arrangements and working collaboratively across its ten constituent local authorities and providing the additional political capacity and leadership needed to deliver Greater Manchester’s ambitious programme of growth and reform.
  • Champions Greater Manchester’s priorities with government and other stakeholders and acts as a credible case maker for GM.
  • Provides strong visible leadership, promoting Greater Manchester’s innovative and inclusive way of working to local and national audiences.
  • Models the principles and values set out in the Greater Manchester Governance Protocols through an inclusive approach to partnership working.
  • Works alongside the GMCA’s Portfolio Leads to ensure that GM delivers the programme of work set out in its devolution agreement, overseeing the transition to the elected mayor and further devolution.


Tony was born in Stretford in 1950 and attended local schools in Stretford and Old Trafford before studying Mathematics at the University of Nottingham and Business Administration at Manchester Business School. He taught at Salford University in the Department of Business and was elected to Trafford Council in 1979 where he served until 1984 and was sometime Deputy Leader of the Labour Group.

Tony was elected to Parliament in 1983 for the Stretford constituency and, following significant boundary changes in 1997, represented Manchester Central until he stood down on 22 October 2012 to contest the Police and Crime Commissioner election.

In June 2015, Tony was appointed interim Mayor of Greater Manchester. 

During his years in Parliament, he was:

  • Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (1997-1999)
  • Chair of the Parliamentary Labour Party (2006 - 2012).
  • Chair of the Trade Union Group of Labour MPs (2002 -2012)

He also held the following positions in Opposition:

  • Shadow Minister, Foreign Affairs (1995 – 1997)
  • Shadow Minister, Environment (1994 – 1995)
  • Shadow Minister, Education (1992 – 1994)
  • Shadow Minister, Employment (1988 – 1992)
  • Shadow Minister, Transport (1987 – 1988)
  • Opposition Whip (1986 – 1987)
  • Member of the Parliamentary Home Affairs Select Committee

Tony led the British Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe where he was Vice-President. He was a member of the Legal Affairs Committee’s sub-committee which appointed Judges to the European Court of Human Rights (the Council of Europe was established at the end of WW2 to set standards on human rights, parliamentary democracy and the rule of law and has been especially important for countries in Europe emerging from totalitarian systems of government). Tony was also the leader of the British Delegation to the Western European Union.

He also led the British Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe. The OSCE has member States from Europe, Central Asia and North America and deals with a wide-range of security-related issues. Tony took part in various election monitoring teams and led the monitoring team which oversaw and condemned the fraudulent Presidential election in Belarus in 2006. He has been Chair of many Parliamentary Groups like Friends of Colombia and was a visiting Parliamentary Fellow of St Anthony’s College, Oxford in 2005 and 2006.