Mrs Linda Mahon
Mayoress of Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council 2019/2020
Linda was born in Blackburn, and spent her early years in Shadsworth. Linda was educated at Shadsworth Junior School and later at Shadsworth Secondary School. On leaving full-time education, Linda worked in retail before working for the Royal Ordnance Factory in Blackburn. Linda met her husband Chris in 1991 and they married in 1995. They have two children. Linda also worked at Cobble and for Abacus Office Supplies.
Linda has now retired and enjoys sewing, reading and gardening and spending more time with her family. Linda is looking forward to her duties as Mayoress and representing the borough.
Mr Mark Joyce
Consort of Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council 2019/2020
Mark was born in Blackburn in June 1970; the eldest son of Doreen and Michael. He also has a younger brother, Martin, who was born in 1973. Mark attended St. Antony’s and John Rigby schools.
On leaving school, Mark worked for Biffa Recycling in Blackburn and studied at Accrington and Rossendale College, becoming a qualified chef. This was before joining Jim in the Licensed Trade and serving as Secretary of Daniel Thwaites Tenants Association, as well as Member of Blackburn Licensed Victuallers.
Mark currently works as an IT Technician at St. Mary’s College, Blackburn and sits as a member on the Big Lotto Board for Shadsworth and Whitebirk.
Mark is looking forward to representing the borough in his capacity as Consort.