Manchester’s Lord Mayor
Councillor Elaine Boyes
Elaine is from Manchester but was actually born in Collar House in Prestbury in 1952. At the time, Collar House was a premature baby unit for Manchester women when Saint Mary's Hospital was temporarily closed.
Raised in Openshaw, she attended Wheler Street School then later went to Fielden Park College where she studied typing and shorthand.
Elaine worked initially as a secretary. This included 13 years with the National Computing Centre, followed by a secondment to the Department of Trade and Industry. She then went on to work for 18 years as a receptionist at a local GP's practice.
Elaine has been a member of Council since 2006, representing the City Centre ward. She has been actively involved with the local community over many years, including working on the Beswick Fun Day for three years, a challenging but rewarding role that helped to bring local people and communities together.
She has been a member of the Health and Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee, Planning Committee, Children and Young People's Overview and Scrutiny Committee. She was also a Regulation 33 Visitor for three years, a role
which involves visiting children's homes unannounced to ensure they are of a good enough quality for the young people living there.
Her chosen theme for her year of office is disability issues, particularly adults with disabilities. She has a particular interest in Alzheimer's, dementia and Multiple System Atrophy (MSA ).
Her leisure interests include travelling, going to the theatre and ballet. She is also a keen gardener. Elaine has been married to Keith for 28 years. She has a daughter, Jenyfer, aged 25; two stepdaughters Melanie and Carla; and three grandchildren, Natasha, 10, Jack, 4, and Luka who is three years old.