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Councillor Sharon Sullivan was born in Vauxhall Gardens, Liverpool,and has lived in the Scotland Road area all her life.
Elected in 2003 to the old Everton Ward, which then covered the northern area of the City Centre before the boundary changes, she is now Labour Member for Central Ward.
Councillor Sullivan, who sadly lost her husband Jack in March 2010 after 18 years marriage, has a 17 year old son Harry who is her Consort for the Mayoral year.
She has a twin sister Sheila and a brother Peter and together they care for their mother Mary.
Councillor Sullivan was educated at St Sylvester's Primary School and Archbishop Whiteside Secondary Modern School.
At 16 years of age she began her working life at Vernons Finance and then moved to Littlewoods Pools where she worked for 19 years and became a Shop Steward.
Councillor Sullivan comes from a staunch trade unionist background. All the men in her family either worked on the Docks or were Merchant Seamen, as was her late husband; her father was a tevedore.
Councillor Sullivan is Assistant Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Transport and Chair of the Marybone Community Forum, which brings together residents, students, the Police and other stakeholders living in Marybone helping to regenerate the area and improve their quality of life.
Councillior Sullivan also sits on the City and North Youth Sub-Group; is a member of the City Council's Education and Skills Select Committee; and represents the City Council at the Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority where she is the Equality & Diversity Champion.
In her spare time Councillor Sullivan enjoys reading and has a great love of 50's music, particularly the greats such as Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole and Ella Fitzgerald. She is also a talented vocalist in her own right and in 2008 she sang on stage at the Philharmonic Hall with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra at a specialconcert to honour the city's best pub singers.
Councillor Sullivan also scooped the 'Councillor Idol' Award in 2009 for her rendition of Cole Porter's 'Every Time We Say Goodbye' in aid of the Lord Mayor's Charity Appeal.
Councillor Sullivan stated "I'm very humbled and honoured to be Liverpool's Lord Mayor. It is one of the highest honours that can be bestowed on anyone who lives in and loves this great city.
I know Jack would have been very proud of me and I also know that I couldn't have achieved what I have in life without him.
Ultimately, as the First Citizen I am the people's servant and that will be at the heart of everything I do as Lord Mayor. One of the best things about the people in this city is their fantastic spirit and friendliness.
I love that wherever I go in the community, everyone knows me and stops me for a chat.
The people of Liverpool are fantastic, magnanimous, caring and stoic and no matter what life throws at them, they get on with things and I feel very privileged to represent them".
During her term of office, Councillor Sullivan is keen to be involved with the local communities including those in the city who dedicate their lives to caring for their parents and other family members.
Given her family background, she is also keen to recognise the role played by dockworkers and merchant seafarers in Liverpool.
Councillor Sullivan has chosen to support the Merchant Navy, Dock Workers, Sea Cadets, and Carers during her year of office.
Harry, who is presently in Sixth Form College at Holy Family Catholic High School, Crosby, studying biology, chemistry and physics hopes to gain a place at University to study Biomedical Science.
He is delighted to be supporting his mother as her Consort.