Iain Lindley is a Conservative Councillor for Walkden South on Salford City Council, along with his ward colleague Councillor Les Turner. He is also the Deputy Chairman (Political) for the City of Salford Conservative Federation.
Iain grew up locally in Walkden, attending James Brindley Primary School, Walkden High School and Eccles College before graduating from the University of York.
He was first elected to represent Walkden South in June 2004, and was re-elected in May 2007 and May 2011. He said: "It is a tremendous honour and privilege to represent the community in which I live on the Council."
In 2010 Iain stood as the Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for the new Worsley & Eccles South constituency, securing an 8% swing from Labour and slashing the majority from over 10000 to just 4000 in what has traditionally been a safe Labour area.
He was appointed to the Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Authority in 2008 and served as the Chairman of the Human Resources Committee in 2010/11. He currently sits on the Health & Wellbeing Scrutiny Select Committee at the town hall, and is the opposition spokesman for planning issues.
Iain works for a housing association in another part of Greater Manchester. Outside of politics, he enjoys live music, walking in the Lake District, and most sports - he plays tennis and table tennis, and follows football and cricket "although mostly in an armchair capacity"!