- It is now Everton
v Liverpool in Liverpool's Town Hall!
and good Luck from Southport Reporter to Councillor Ron Gould took up the reins at the Town Hall on Wednesday 21 May, as Liverpool’s first citizen. He takes over from retiring Lord Mayor, Councillor Jack Spriggs. Our new Lord Mayor Ron Gould has been happily married for 41 years to his wife the now Lady Mayoress, Tina Gould.
There is one thing in their 41 years of marriage that they’ve never quite been able to agree on. Who is the best football team.
"Every day will be a Merseyside derby, as Liverpool’s new Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress for footballing supremacy!"
Liverpool Council Spokesman Damian Richards-Clarke said.
Ron is an Everton supporter, while Tina follows Liverpool. Ron said:-
“It’s the first time I can remember there being a Lord Mayor and Mayoress who have represented both the Blue and the Red halves of the city. We’ve had plenty of arguments over football, but we will try our best to unite the city’s football rivals!
Everton and Liverpool have both had some real successes this season, as well as disappointments. I’m hoping during my year in office both clubs can put the city back where it belongs, at the forefront of English football.”
Lord Mayor Gould has been a community and mental health pharmacist for 45 years and plans to make it a healthy year for the city. Ron has worked for more than forty years in a caring capacity, both as a pharmacist and as a city councillor, helping many different sections of the community. He plans to carry this through to his year in office, with the help of the Lady Mayoress.
He said:- “Through my career, and my work as a councillor, I’ve been lucky enough to be able to help all kinds of people, from children to the critically ill. I hope to continue doing this
during my term of office, and make it a year where no one is left behind.”
A Liberal Democrat Councillor for the Aigburth ward, Ron has held a number of senior positions within the city council. Ron Gould was Executive Member for Social Care and Health until 2002, and is chair of the Sefton Park Palm House Working Party, of which Tina is also a member. He plays an active role in many community groups in Aigburth, and is a governor at St Margaret’s School, Aigburth.
Tina is the council’s assistant executive member for environment, and chair of the Riverside South Area Committee. She plays an active role in tackling litter and recycling, and was delighted by the success of the city’s G-Litter campaign
earlier this year. Ron and Tina have two daughters called
Peta and Jaine.
Jaine lives in London, and Peta lives in Perth, Western Australia, with her husband and two children, Tahlia and Aaron. Jaine will be
traveling to Liverpool from London, to see her father become Lord Mayor. Councillor Gould’s chosen charities for the year are Marie Curie, MIND, a mental health charity, the Alder Hey appeal and Stapley Nursing Home. Of the year ahead, Ron said:-
“It will be the highlight of my year if Liverpool wins the Capital of Culture. I have every faith in our city, and know Liverpool would be a fantastic advocate for the accolade. We will do all we can to further the city’s cause.”
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