Councillor George Davies was born in Birkenhead and attended St Joseph’s Primary School in Upton, before moving on to St Hugh’s Secondary Modern in Birkenhead.
After leaving school George attended Birkenhead Technical College and became an apprentice at the Victory-Kidder printing machine manufacturer. On completing his apprenticeship he moved to Vauxhall Motors to become a maintenance fitter, where he remained for 32 years.
George has been married to Cath for 54 years and they have three children, Joanne, Gary and John and seven grandchildren. They have lived in Claughton for 50 years.
First elected to the Council in 1988 after winning the Claughton seat, George has represented the ward ever since. He has held various roles and responsibilities including as a member of the Housing Committee for 25 years and as Deputy Leader of the Council for seven years. He has also been a member of Merseyside Fire Authority for 10 years.
George is an avid Evertonian and is a season ticket holder.
Mayoress Catherine Davies
The Mayoress, Cath Davies, attended Our Lady and St Edward Primary School in Birkenhead before moving on to Our Lady’s Secondary Girls School, where she studied shorthand and typing.
Cath went on to attend Miss Middleton’s secretarial college and Birkenhead Technical College, gaining a Diploma.
Her first job was as a junior clerk/typist at the Royal Liver Friendly Society, where she also trained as a telephonist. Cath then moved to Beatties in Birkenhead to take up a new position as typist/telephonist.
When their youngest child was leaving infant school Cath decided to study for a NNEB (National Nursery Examination Board) certificate in ‘Early Years’ at Withens Lane College. She then went on to work in various Social Services establishments and primary schools, before gaining a permanent position at Riverside Primary School in Seacombe, where she remained until in 2013. After a spell at Bidston Avenue Primary School, Cath retired in 2016.
Cath’s hobbies are reading, singing in a local choir and walking her granddaughter’s dog.
The Mayor’s Special Charity Fund
The Mayor and Mayoress will support and raise funds with the following charities during their time in office:
Every year, volunteer lifeboat crews and lifeguards help and rescue thousands of people and have saved more than 143,000 lives since 1824. Countless more lives are saved through youth education and water safety work.
In addition to their 24/7 search and rescue lifeboat service, they operate a seasonal lifeguard service in Wirral.
Tiny Stars Neonatal Appeal
The Neonatal Unit at the Women and Children’s Hospital at Arrowe Park provides specialised care for some of the most poorly babies.
The Tiny Stars appeal aims to raise £1.5 million over the next three years to improve facilities and make a big difference to their smallest patients and their families. The proposed refurbishment includes and extension to the unit and the purchase of world class medical equipment.
The Mayor’s Special Charity Fund will also make contributions to other Wirral-based charities and voluntary groups at the end of the Mayoral year.
Contact the Mayor's office
Civic Services Officer
Wallasey Town Hall
Tel: 0151 691 8527