Wigan Council


James Cowley

Favourite Thing: Wigan Warriors

Me and my council work

Working for the people of my ward both on small and large projects, giving them a clear champion within the town hall.

My Typical Day

Wake up, head off to work in the NHS, then head home read and respond to council emails, see residents if need be, and review current projects.

What I'd do as "Youth Champion"

Help you use your voice in all decisions that matter to you as young people

If I am successful in becoming Youth Champion, I will work with you the youth to ensure that when we are making big decisions about the way you learn or have fun your voice is heard.

My Interview

How would you describe yourself in 3 words?

Friendly, Ambitious, and Determined

Who is your favourite singer or band?

Pixie Lott

What is the most fun thing you've done?

Rock Climbing

If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!

Prime Minister, Get rid of greed, and lastly bring my mum back to life.

What did you want to be after you left school?

Rugby Player

Were you ever in trouble in at school?

Boys will be Boys

What's the best thing you've done as a councillor?

Helped a Homeless person get their life back on track.

Tell us a joke.


Councillor for:

5 Months



Council job:

Backbencher, Children’s and Young People, Regulation, Licensing Committees


Health Analyst