JOHN BELL (Hyde Werneth) – Conservative Leader


Contact Details

20 Arnold Road, Hyde, SK14 5LH


Telephone: (0161) 366 9874




Tameside MBC Positions 2009/10


  • Leader of the Conservative & Opposition Group
  • Standards Committee

 Outside Areas of Responsibility 2009/10




  • Hyde District Assembly
  • Member, Greater Manchester Pension Fund Management Panel
  • Member, Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Authority 
  • Peer councillor, IDeA
  • Trustee, Hyde War Memorial Trust
  • Chairman, Greater Manchester Conservative Leaders’ Group

Political Career



  • Elected Member of Tameside MBC for Hyde Werneth 1975-95 & 1998-present day
  • Re-elected in 2007 for a term of four years
  • Leader of the Tameside Conservative Group 1989-95
  • Deputy Chairman, Greater Manchester Conservatives

Personal Details


  • Married with two daughters and two grandchildren
  • Retired Sales Agent
  • Fellow of the Institute of Sales and Marketing Management
  • Trustee, Hyde Theatre Royal Onward:
  • Educated at Greenfield Boys Secondary School, Hyde
  • Interests include Manchester City and reading