Sean Anstee

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Anstee speaking as Trafford council leader in 2017

Sean Brian Anstee CBE (born July 1987[1]) is an English Conservative Party Politician and businessman[2] who was formerly the Leader of the Council on Trafford council and since 2008, has been a Councillor for the Bowdon ward. Anstee is also the CEO of the infrastructure division of Manchester based technology firm Telcom Group.[3] He was awarded a CBE in the 2019 New Year Honours list for services to local government.[4]

He stood as the Conservative candidate for Mayor of Greater Manchester in the 2017 election, achieving 128,752 votes (22.7%) and coming second behind Labour's Andy Burnham.[5][6]

Anstee grew up on a council estate in Partington, and attended Broadoak School, leaving aged 16 to take up an apprenticeship at Barclays in Timperley. He joined BNY Mellon in 2009.[7][8] He has represented Bowdon on the council since 2008, and became Leader of the council in February 2014. At age 26, he was the youngest council leader in the UK.[9][10]


  1. ^ Sean Brian ANSTEE Companies House Retrieved 16 April 2018
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  3. ^ "Telcom Group - About us". Retrieved 2018-12-29.
  4. ^ "New Year's Honours list 2019". GOV.UK. Retrieved 2018-12-29.
  5. ^ Rogerson, David. "GMCA Mayoral election results".
  6. ^ Dudman, Jane (5 October 2016). "Manchester's Sean Anstee: if I'm good enough to do devo deal, I can be mayor". The Guardian. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  7. ^ Andy, Bounds (11 April 2018). "Andy Burnham and Sean Anstee face off in Manchester derby". Financial Times. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  8. ^ Williams, Jennifer (3 October 2016). "Sean Anstee announces he will run to be Tory mayoral candidate". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  9. ^ Emily, Heward (7 February 2014). "Trafford's new council leader Sean Anstee is country's youngest at 26". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  10. ^ Williams, Jennifer (24 April 2017). "From the council house Tory to the Orthodox Jewish Ukip fan - there's nothing boring about the candidates to be Greater Manchester mayor". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 16 April 2018.