Councillor Susan Hinchcliffe was elected Leader of Bradford Council in May 2016. Susan is Bradford born and bred and she has served as councillor for Windhill & Wrose since 2011. In 2012 she became executive member for Employment, Skills and Culture across the Bradford District, overseeing the largest local authority jobs programme in the country – Get Bradford Working. In June 2015 she also assumed political responsibility for education in Bradford, using her determination to drive forward the District’s education improvement plan and help build new and stronger partnerships between schools.
Susan is driven to achieve great things in the District by harnessing the enormous potential and energy of the District’s huge youth population. She is also passionate about ensuring that more decisions about Bradford are made closer to home. Susan works as an ambassador for the city and district to ensure Bradford’s voice is heard nationally.
Outside politics Susan has had her own business, worked in a Marketing agency and spent five years in a management role at a national newspaper. Until being elected as Council Leader she had been working for Business in the Community, a national charity which promotes responsible business practice. There she managed the Healthy High Streets regeneration programme, a national programme operating in 67 towns across the UK.
As Council Leader Susan is dedicated to the task of driving Bradford forward as an outward-looking, confident and thriving major city with an enterprising young population, a proud past and an exciting future.
Leader | Bradford Council
Councillor | Windhill & Wrose