Deputy Lord Mayor

Deputy Lord Mayor 2017-2018: Councillor Doreen Lee

Councillor Doreen Lee was born in Keighley, the middle of three children, and was educated at Highfield School and later attended Bradford College of Art. She attained a 706 diploma in Higher Education teaching.

Councillor Lee was senior administration officer for Shipley/Keighley Careers office, has been a Magistrate for over twenty years and served as Chairman of the Bench in both the Adult and Youth Magistrates’ courts.

A Roman Catholic, she worships at St Anne’s church and is also a governor of the Primary School there. Councillor Lee is also a member of Hainsworth Community Centre and the Keighley Asian Women’s Centre. She is married to Michael and they had two daughters (one of whom has sadly died) and they have five grandchildren.

Councillor Lee has served on Bradford Council since 2007 and is the Area Planning Panel Chair for Keighley and Shipley and Assistant Whip within the Labour group on the Council.

In her leisure time she enjoys art, swimming, sewing and spending quality time with their grandchildren. She has holidayed in the United States of America, France, Canada, the Caribbean and Ireland.

Causes close to her heart are Down Syndrome charities and older people’s forums (she is also an Older People’s Champion).

Councillor Lee eats a gluten-free diet, prefers tea to coffee and enjoys an occasional glass of Prosecco.

Deputy Lord Mayor’s Consort: Mr Michael Lee

Mr Michael Lee was also born in Keighley and was educated at Keighley Technical School. He is the eldest of three children and the only boy.

Though now retired, he was a design engineer for Kone Escalators for over thirty years and was also a Marine Engineer Officer for Shell Oil.

Causes close to his heart include Down Syndrome charities and cancer charities (in particular Marie Curie). He worships at Keighley Share Church.

A keen golfer, he is a member of Keighley Golf Club and also enjoys travelling, having visited many countries and values spending time with their grandchildren.

He has no allergies or dietary preferences, prefers tea to coffee and enjoys a glass of lager.

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Contact details

The Lord Mayor's Office
2nd Floor
City Hall
West Yorkshire

Phone : 01274 432276
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