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Wigan Council

Meet the scientists!


Councillor for:

Over two years



Council job:

Leader of the largest Opposition Group (Conservatives), Chairman of Audit, Governance & Improvement Review Committee, Member of Children, Young People & Family Scrutiny Committee




Sean Ell

Me and my council work

An Astley lad fighting for the area he grew up in.

I currently represent Astley Mosley Common Ward, which borders Salford, Warrington and Bolton Councils and is on the edge of Wigan Council. 

I grew up in the area I represent and both my schools are in my Ward. I am the first Conservative for thirty years to represent Astley. 

At the moment I am the leader of the largest opposition group on the Council. We fight for lower Council Tax, the money paid by people to the Council and for an end to waste and inefficiencies e.g. scrapping the Borough Life Magazine


My Typical Day

Non-stop action

My typical day involves getting up to walk the dog, before heading off to work. I usually spend the morning at Court before heading back to the office. After a day at work, I head home to deal with my Council work, chasing up enquires replying to constituents that have contacted me, before taking the dog out again and heading off to my evening meetings. The meetings could be council ones, local resident meetings or Conservative Group meetings. Most nights I get home about 10pm.


What I'd do as "Youth Champion"

Install a statue of myself in Astley Park for everybody to remember me

My Interview

How would you describe yourself in 3 words?

Intellectual, Libertarian, humorous

Who is your favourite singer or band?

At the moment listening to Seasick Steve’s new album

What is the most fun thing you've done?

Travelled the world

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

Money, health & happiness

What did you want to be after you left school?


Were you ever in trouble in at school?

No, of course not

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

Help to make the place I grew up in a better place to live

Tell us a joke.

So I told my girlfriend I had a job in a bowling alley. She said “Tenpin?” I said, “No, it’s a permanent job.”