Hello! I am Gena Merrett, an active member of the Labour Party for over 30 years and an experienced campaigner. I am a former secondary school teacher and Headteacher, and was previously a successful Labour and Co-operative Party Councillor and Lead Member. I am now resident in the borough of Wigan.
I am proud to have been selected to stand as the Labour candidate in the 2018 council elections in Hindley Green.
I have a long history of working hard for local people, not only in education but also through voluntary work as a school governor and as an elected local councillor. I am continuing this work in Hindley Green and the borough of Wigan, where I work in the community as a school governor and a volunteer member of the Citizens Advice bureau and of the local Carers’ Centre.