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Councillor Steve Mackay elected new County Council Chairman

Published Thursday, 20th May 2021

Councillor Steve Mackay has been elected as the new Chairman for Worcestershire County Council for the civic year 2021/22.

Steve has been representing St Peter’s division in Worcester on the County Council since 2017. He will be taking over the role from Councillor Bob Brookes, who was elected chairman in July last year.

Steve’s political career began when he was elected to his local Parish Council in 2010 and in 2014 moved to become a Conservative member of Worcester City Council.  

During that time, he was elected Mayor of the City and took a great interest in the work of the many volunteers he met during that period. 

Raising money for his chosen charities has always been close to his heart, he has done this through many events over the years including a Tandem Skydive.  

Councillor Steve Mackay, Chairman of Worcestershire County Council said: “I’m really honoured to be taking on the role of Chairman for the next Civic year. I’d like to thank my predecessor Bob Brookes for representing the county so well in the most difficult of circumstances during his time as chairman. After this last year, I’m looking forward to the chance to remind our residents and the county’s visitors what a great place Worcestershire is to live, work and thrive in.” 

Before his political career, Steve was a serving operational police officer for 30 years in both Bedfordshire and  Avon and Somerset constabularies.  After retiring in 2003, he lived in France for a few years before moving back to England. 

Steve gained a BSc 2.1 degree in Social Science with the Open University in 1996. This encompassed a number of subjects including politics both here and abroad.  

Steve lives in Worcester with his wife of 47 years, Alison.  They have 2 daughters and 4 grandchildren.  

Chris Rogers will be taking up the position of Vice-Chairman alongside Steve. Chris has recently been re-elected as County Councillor for Stourport on Severn. 

The former Hi-Fi technical journalist, who has also travelled the world as road crew for various bands, wants to use his time in post to prove that Worcestershire is a great place to visit whilst championing rural life and rural businesses.