- Salford City Mayor
- Salford City Council
Paul was born in Warrington, qualified University with a BA (Hons) in International Business, an MSc in Human Resource Management & Industrial Relations and MRES Research in Social Sciences.
An active Trade Unionist he was elected Councillor for Langworthy in 2012. Served as Strategic Assistant Mayor between 2012-16, focusing on equalities, cohesion, technology and change, urban transformation and workforce issues (his portfolio expanded including innovation, prosperity and growth).
Paul has a long history of campaigning on social issues, including equalities, financial inclusion, living wage campaign, social value and anti poverty.
Since becoming City Mayor, Paul has emphasised the importance of housing, jobs and equalities. In July 2016 Paul was appointed Greater Manchester Combined Authority Portfolio Lead for Low Carbon, Waste and Environment.