Community, Co-ops and Inclusion
Councillor Allen Brett (link opens in a new tab) was elected to Rochdale Borough Council in office since 2012 and became leader in 2018.
Cllr Brett started his career in teaching in 1969 having qualified at what is now Hopwood Hall College. He spent two years teaching in Uganda and ended his Secondary School career in Middleton before going on to Youth Work and then lecturing at universities.
First elected to public office on the previous Greater Manchester Council, Allen has been a member of the Labour Party for the last 40 years and has held most senior posts on Rochdale Borough Council.
He enjoys reading thrillers and completing jigsaws as well as holding court at Milnrow Cricket Club.