Susan Williams, Baroness Williams of Trafford
She was a member of Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council from 1998 to 2011, representing Altrincham, and the council's leader from 2004-2009. She has also been a member of various public bodies in the North West region. As a parliamentary candidate, she first stood unsuccessfully for the safe Labour Wythenshawe and Sale East constituency in 2001, and for the Bolton West constituency in the 2010 General Election, losing by 92 votes. On 20 September 2013 she was created a life peer as Baroness Williams of Trafford, of Hale in the County of Greater Manchester.
In 2015, David Cameron appointed Williams to his second government as a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, On 28 May 2015 she introduced the Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill 2015–16 to the House of Lords.
Susan is married to Alex Williams. She has three children, Jessica, Edward and Elizabeth.
- Baroness Williams of Trafford – www.parliament.uk
- Minister of State for Countering Extremism from July 2016 to Feb 2020
- Staff writer (29 August 2007). "Two things Blue as council leader marries colleague". Manchester Evening News. Trinity Mirror. Archived from the original on 11 June 2016. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
- Baroness Williams of Trafford. Profile at Democracy Live. Retrieved 8 February 2014.
- Bookies tip Cork woman for MP seat. Irish Examiner. 16 April 2010. Retrieved 29 May 2014.
- Susan Williams (Conservative) Manchester Evening News. 28 April 2010. Retrieved 29 May 2014.
- "'Minister for Faith' role downgraded by government". Catholic Herald. 14 August 2015.
- "Baroness Williams of Trafford". www.gov.uk. Retrieved 4 April 2018.
- "No. 60638". The London Gazette. 25 September 2013. p. 18895.
- "Appointment to the government: Baroness Williams of Trafford" (Press release). Prime Minister's Office, 10 Downing Street. 8 April 2014. Retrieved 27 May 2014.
- "Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill 2015-16". www.parliament.uk. UK Parliament. Retrieved 1 June 2015.
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