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Councillor Eamonn O’Brien

Councillor Eamonn O’Brien

Lead for Education, Skills, Work, Apprenticeships & Digital, GMCA

Councillor Eamonn O’Brien  holds the portfolios for Education, Skills, Work, Apprenticeships and Digital for the Greater Manchester Combined Authority.  

He was appointed leader of Bury Council in May 2020 and has represented the St Mary’s Ward in Prestwich since 2014. Prior to becoming leader, Eamonn worked at the head office of a national charity managing the office administration.  He was educated at St Monica's RC High School in Prestwich and Holy Cross College in Bury. He gained a BA (History and Politics) and MA (History) from University of Manchester. He also set up the country’s first student-led food bank in central Manchester.