Cllr Martin McLeavy

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Party: Furness Independent Councillors

Ward: Roosecote

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Contact information

Home address: 
8 Barnes Avenue
LA15 8NE

Mobile:  07516921380

Bus. email:

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Committee appointments

Term of Office

  • 08/05/2015 - 08/05/2023

Appointments to outside bodies

Additional Information

I was born in Barrow but have spent most of my life in Dalton. I joined VSEL (now BAE Systems) back in 1977 as an apprentice and have been retired for 5 years, my final role was Senior Capability Manager – Engineering.

I am skilled in a variety of disciplines and have a vast array of qualifications in Engineering, Life Cycle Management, Planning, Project Management, Metrology, Quality Control & Quality Assurance (Lead Auditor).

I have been married to Gill for 38 years and have two children Hollie & Josh, I also have three Grandchildren Mia, Sophie and Elena.

A past Director and Trustee of Dalton Community Association (Drill Hall) a project I was involved in for over 10 years and was part of a team that secured in excess of £500k from charitable organisations and local funders. The money transformed what was a near derelict building into a community asset; we recently received the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. 


I have been active in a number of organisations including the A590 Theatre and Anne Hood awards.  I am a STEM Ambassador for local schools and offer my time freely.  I am a Trustee of University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay and I am also a member of Rotary Club of Furness and have just completed 2 years as President.

My hobbies include holidaying (cruising), walking, cycling and fundraising, I am happiest when I am doing something.

I enjoy raising money for charity and once took part in a Sponsored Cycle ride across Israel raising £3k.

My ethos is “IF YOU WANT TO EFFECT CHANGE YOU NEED TO BE PART OF IT”. To utilise a phrase from Henry Royce (Rolls Royce) – TO DO ANYTHING RIGHTLY IS NOBLE, hopefully this will focus me on my constituents in Roosecote.

I am past Chairman of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee and member of Audit and Licensing Committees.


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