Mayor of St Helens 2022/23
Councillor Sue Murphy
Born in Aigburth, Liverpool, to a Manx mother and a father from Liverpool, Sue is very proud of her Manx heritage. She attended St Charles Primary School and attended St Margaret Clitherow girls' school, where she was Head Girl.
Sue has been married to Mike, who will be her Consort, for 41 years and they have three sons and seven grandchildren. Sue and Mike moved to Garswood to bring their children up and very soon became very active in the community.
Sue has served the people of Billinge and Seneley Green both as a parish councillor and a borough councillor. Sue says she is honoured the way the people of St Helens have accepted her and her family into their community.
Sue has held many Cabinet positions over her 17 years on Council, serving as Deputy Leader of the Council and Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner for Merseyside.
Having been selected to continue as Mayor for 2022/23, Sue has chosen to support Willowbrook Hospice in her second Mayoral year. Two charities benefitted in her first year: the Friends of Helen Marie, who support sick children in the borough by supplying much needed personal and medical equipment, and Alder Hey Hospital, who care for children from all over the borough and beyond.