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Les Byrom


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Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council,  

Joined Sefton Council  6th June 1985, Conservative Leader 1991 to 2005

Former Chair Social Services and Cabinet member for Corporate Resources

North West Regional Assembly (NWRA) - Conservative Group Leader

Merseyside Fire & Rescue Authority Conservative Group Leader  

Chairman, LGA  Fire Services Management Committee, LGA and Conservative spokesman for the Fire Service, Chairman of the Fire Forum, Member Safer Communities Board, DCLG Centre of Excellence and Equalities and Diversity project boards.  Fire Practitioners Forum.  Chairman Employers side, National Joint Council (NJC) Fire service negotiating body for the UK.

Reserve Forces and Cadets Association (RFCA-NW [formerly TAVRA]) North West and Isle of Man.

Chairman Property advisers Committee,  member Association Board

British Resorts Association. - Past National  Chairman  

Euro Parliamentary Candidate,

European Elections 1999, Conservative North West  8th position

European Elections 2004, 8th position

Parliamentary Candidate Westminster

Knowsley South Parliamentary  By Election     29th September 1991 and General Election 1992. 
Wirral South Parliamentary By Election             28th February 1997 and General Election 1997.   

Southport and Ormskirk NHS Hospital Trust - 1998 - 2007

Vice Chairman of the Trust, Chairman of the Clinical Governance Committee. 

Merseycare NHS Trust  Appointed Non Executive Director December 2007

IDeA  Approved Peer

Byrom & Thomas Chartered Surveyor, (FRICS) Partner,  , Birkenhead, Liverpool, Southport.

Made CBE 2007 birthday honours list.

Past experience: Chairman of Social Services Committee Sefton MBC; Member Board of Merseyside Development Corporation; H.M. Royal Marine Volunteer Reserve; Executive committee LGA Fire Committee.  

Resigned from Conservative party June 2008


Short Profile for the Press

Councillor Leslie T Byrom CBE FRICS was elected to  Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council on 6th June 1985 and served as the Leader of the Conservative Group for fourteen years up to 2005, he also serves as:

- Chairman of the Fire Services Management Committee and Fire Forum, Local Government Association (Local   Government Fire spokesman), Chairman of the Fire Employers Negotiating Body (NJC) Director of FireBuy Ltd.
- Conservative Group Leader on the North West Regional Assembly (NWRA),
- Group Leader of Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority, 
- Chairman of the Property advisory Committee and Board member, NW Reserve Forces and Cadets Association (RFCA-NW, formerly TAVRA).
- Former Vice Chairman, Southport & Ormskirk NHS Hospital Trust.  

- Non Executive Director Merseycare NHS Trust

Former National Chairman of the British Resorts Association (BRA)

Councillor Byrom has stood as a Parliamentary Candidate for the Westminster Constituencies of Knowsley South and Wirral South, at both By and General Elections and for the European Elections of 1999 and 2004.

Made CBE in the Birthday Honours list 2007

Les Byrom resigned from the Conservative Party in June 2008

Councillor Byrom is married to Janice and they have two children, Matthew and Sarah. Councillor Byrom is a Chartered Surveyor and was a Royal Marine Volunteer Reserve.


This page was last updated on 29 June 2008.

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