Mark Hunter is the Liberal Democrat candidate for the Cheadle constituency covering Bramhall, Cheadle, Cheadle Hulme, Gatley, Heald Green, Stepping Hill, Woodford and parts of Hazel Grove.
Mark lives locally in Bramhall and has two grown-up children - Robert and Francesca. He enjoys reading, theatre, cinema and watching football in the limited spare time he has. Mark is also a longstanding member of the National Trust and Amnesty International.
Mark was elected in a by-election, succeeding local favourite Patsy Calton in 2005, and held his seat in 2010 with a majority of 3,272.
Mark was the Leader of Stockport Council for over three years, but has spent most of his life working in the private sector. Under Mark's leadership, Stockport became the leading Metropolitan Council for recycling in the country and made huge strides forward on the "Cleaner, Greener, Safer, Stronger" agenda.
Mark is a hard working and effective community campaigner who gets things done for local people. Every year he helps thousands of people with their problems and campaigns on the issues that matter to residents across the constituency, such as improving transport, supporting the NHS and tackling crime. He holds surgeries at his office in Cheadle Hulme most Monday and Friday mornings, supports local charities and voluntary groups and attends many events across the area.