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Councillor Alyson Barnes

Alyson Barnes
  • Ward: Goodshaw
  • Party: Labour
  • Position: Leader

Contact details

Leader of the Council

Leader of the Labour Group

Portfolio Holder for Economic Development

Council Committees/Working Groups

  • Chair of Cabinet
  • Appointments and Appeals
  • Rawtenstall Community Partnership
  • Local Plan Steering Group

Outside Body Appointments

  • PLACE Joint Committee
  • RTB Board
  • Growth Lancashire Board
  • Lancashire Leaders and District Leaders Groups
  • LGA Assembly
  • North West Employers'
  • East Lancashire Railway Trust Board of Management
  • NW Leaders Board
  • Lancashire Enterprise Partnerships
  • The Whitaker Board


Councillor Barnes holds a Councillor Surgery together with Councillor Dorothy Farrington on the first Saturday of every month between 10-11am at The Library, Adelaide Street, Crawshawbooth. 

Additional information

I have represented the residents of Goodshaw ward as a Labour Councillor since 1999.  The role involves representing all local residents, regardless of their political persuasion.  I particularly enjoy taking up individual queries, getting a positive result is probably the most rewarding aspect of the work. 

I live in Crawshawbooth with my partner Paul, daughter Bessie, our two cats and our lovely Labrador, Blue.  I have lived in the village for over 20 years and really enjoy living in such a friendly place.

Current term of office


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