The Mayor of Wigan Borough, Councillor Marie Morgan, is proud to represent the ward of Winstanley and is extremely honoured to be representing the Borough of Wigan as Mayor for 2022- 2023.
Liverpool-born Marie moved to Goose Green in 1966 at the age of four with her parents Peter and Teresa Cain. She is the eldest of three children. Attending St Thomas’ Primary School in Wigan, she was one of the first pupils to attend the newly built Marus Bridge Primary School. She moved on to Marus Bridge Middle School at the age of 11, attending Whitley High School from age 13-16 years. She progressed to study hair and beauty at St Helens College from 1978-1979.
While away for a Christmas break in Cardiff in December 1979 she met Clive who was home on leave from the Army. They married in 1981 at St Aidan’s Church in Winstanley. Having moved to Surrey they lived in married quarters on the army base. Marie worked as a manager for Saxone Shoes in Woking for two years.
In June 1983, on leaving the army they relocated to Wigan, buying their first home in Goose Green. Their first child was born in 1983 and they are extremely proud of their three children, Laura, Helen and Phil and their extended family Gary, Martyn and Nicole. They are also proud grandparents to Holly, Elouise, Lily, Jack and Joel. They celebrated their Ruby Wedding anniversary in August 2021.
Marie worked at Tote Credit/Tote Sport as training and development manager for more than 20 years, then started work at Royal Bank of Scotland in 2007 and has worked part time for the NHS since 2015. Prior to becoming an elected member in 2013 Marie has volunteered and supported groups in the local community, including play groups, a children’s liturgy group, Beavers, Brownies and Scouts. She is also involved with local sporting clubs and has served as a cricket club secretary. In this role she helped develop a grass roots cricket ground and facilities. As a ward councillor Marie is very active within the community, involved in organising local events, she continues to support local groups and is always available to support residents across Winstanley ward.