Title: Leader of the Labour Group
Political grouping: Labour
Councillor David Acton was appointed Chairman of Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Authority on 8 September 2011and has been a Member of the Authority since 2008.
He was Leader of Trafford Council for seven years, from 1997-2004. Prior to this, David spent his entire working life in industry. He worked for 20 years on the shop floor at GEC in Trafford Park and before that at the former Irlam steel works.
David has two daughters and four grandchildren who he dotes on and who keep him busy in his spare time. When not playing with his grandchildren he makes time to follow sports, he enjoys football, cricket and playing golf.