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Leader Rishi Shori

Rishi Shori
  • Local Authority: Bury
  • Party: Labour
  • Position: Leader

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Councillor Rishi Shori was appointed leader of Bury Council in May 2016, becoming the first council leader in Greater Manchester to come from a BME background, as well as being the youngest leader in Bury Council’s history.

Rishi has been chosen to become portfolio holder for young people and social cohesion.  Cllr Shori will work with young people across Greater Manchester to give them a voice and ensure all young people have the opportunity to reach their full potential.  

Councillor Shori has been an Elected Member of the Council since 2009, representing Radcliffe West Ward. He became Cabinet Member for Adult Care, Health & Housing in 2011, a post he held until 2015, during which time Bury had the best performing Adult Care Services in the North West.

Councillor Shori was elected as Deputy Leader in 2014, taking responsibility for the Borough’s finances.

Councillor Shori is committed to making Bury one of the best boroughs to live, work and study in, with one of his top five priorities to make Bury the business and entrepreneurial capital of the North West.

Councillor Shori was born and raised in Bury, having lived in Walshaw, Ainsworth and now residing in Radcliffe. He was educated at Bury Grammar School, and went on to the University of Birmingham, where he studied law, qualifying as a Solicitor in 2006.