Jane Brophy is the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary candidate for the Altrincham & Sale West constituency in Trafford, Greater Manchester.

With her wealth of local, national and international experience, Jane will be a fantastic MP for Altrincham & Sale West.

Jane's Timeline...

  • 2023: Re-elected to Trafford Council for the 8th time
  • 2019: Elected Lib Dem MEP for North West England
  • 2017: Lib Dem candidate for Greater Manchester Metro Mayor
  • 2010-15: Part of the Liberal Democrat Leadership Programme of Parliamentary Candidates
  • 1994: First elected to Trafford Council
Jane sitting in the European Parliament

Jane Brophy: your Lib Dem candidate for Altrincham & Sale West

Jane's Story

Jane was first elected as a councillor in 1994, representing Village ward in Timperley. After completing a 4-year term, Jane took a 5-year break from politics to bring up her children. She won election again in 2003, and has now been a councillor for 25 years representing the Timperley area (currently Timperley North ward).

Jane went to primary school in the Brooklands area and secondary school in Manchester, She studied Biochemistry at the University of Leeds, and then went on to train in Nutrition and Dietetics as a postgraduate. Jane has had a long career in the NHS and currently works at Wythenshawe Hospital as a Diabetes Dietitian.

From 2019-2020 Jane took a leave of absence from the NHS whilst she was an elected MEP for the North West of England.


Member of the European Parliament

Jane was elected as an MEP for the North West of England in May 2019 and served until Brexit took effect on 31st January 2020. While an MEP, she sat as a full member of both the Employment & Social Affairs Committee and the Delegation to Brazil and as a substitute member on the Environment, Public Health & Food Safety Committee and the Delegation to
Afghanistan. As a Liberal Democrat MEP Jane was a member of the Renew Europe group in the European Parliament.


On Trafford Council

Jane is an elected councillor for Timperley North ward in Trafford, with over 25 years of experience in local government.

She has served on the Trafford Health Scrutiny Committee, the Health and Wellbeing Board and more recently the Accounts and Audit Committee. Over the years she has also served as a School Governor for Altrincham College, the Willows Primary School, Heyes Lane Primary School and Cloverlea Primary School.

She has been a champion for causes within in her community, being one of the founding members of the Friends of Pickering Lodge Park and Friends of Moss Park Gardens. She was one of the first in Trafford to initiate local litter picking activities in Timperley and continues to support these community groups.


Green Liberal Democrats 💚

Jane has been a pioneer on environmental issues. Shortly after joining the then Liberal Party, she joined the Liberal Ecology Group, which is today known as Green Liberal Democrats.

Jane led the way in campaigning on issues such as car exhaust pollution, battery recycling and clean energy from the early 1990s, long before these ideas were mainstream.

She was one of the first UK Woodland Trust Councillor Trees Champions and is passionate about promoting trees, green spaces and biodiversity within urban areas.

Jane is a longstanding member of the Executive of Green Liberal Democrats.


Family Life

Jane and her husband John live in Timperley with their three grown-up children in their family home of 30 years.

When she isn't helping local residents and doing community work, Jane sometimes gets to indulge her love of music (she plays the clarinet), explore nature, or spend time gardening.


Find out more at Jane's Wikipedia page.

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