Barry and Margaret Findlay
Mayor and Mayoress City of Wolverhampton 2016/17
Councillor Barry Findlay is the 158th Mayor of Wolverhampton, and was elected on 18 May 2016 for the 2016-17 municipal year.
He was educated at Rakegate Infant and Junior school and later went onto Pendeford High school.
The Mayoress Margaret Findlay was educated at Whitgreave Infant and Junior School and Northicote Secondary School.
Barry and Margaret have lived in Wolverhampton all their lives. Barry has worked for more than 27 years in the rail industry and is based at Oxley.
Margaret worked for more than 30 years for the chemist chain, Boots.
They met through the friendship of their parents who were also active in local politics. They married at St Mary’s Church, Bushbury, in 1985, the church where, in his younger years, Barry was a member of the choir.
Barry has served for the City of Wolverhampton Council for 24 years, representing firstly Fallings Park and latterly Tettenhall Regis. Barry has also been Deputy Leader of the council. Margaret has served as a councillor for eight years, representing Fallings Park and also Heath Town.
Barry is a big fan of Formula 1 motor racing and cricket. Margaret is a keen gardener. They are both members of the National Trust and like in their spare time to visit the historic buildings, houses and gardens the Trust looks after, including Wightwick Manor and Moseley Old Hall in Wolverhampton.
They like to travel and have enjoyed holidays around the Mediterranean and in particular Cyprus – but they are always happy to return home to Wednesfield where they have lived for more than 30 years.