Elected in 2021 Mick Rooney candidate for Sheffield Local Election Woodhouse

Mick Rooney

Mick Rooney has lived in Sheffield his whole life and is keen to continue his work for the good of the city.

He was born in Attercliffe in 1954 and attended St Charles Catholic School and De La Salle Grammar School, before starting work as a hod carrier for Ackroyd and Abbott.

He moved to Woodhouse in the 1970s, under the slum clearance programme in Attercliffe.

“Sheffield is just a lovely, friendly place to live,” he says.

The 66-year-old, who is married to Lynn, a carer for people with learning difficulties and challenging behaviour, has been a councillor for 25 years and is proud of what he has achieved.

He said: “In terms of what I’m most proud of, it’s being known and recognised in all parts of the ward and being on first-name terms with a lot of people.

“I’m proud of the heart of the city, I’m proud that my city didn’t roll over and die like the Tories wanted.”

And the father of Colin, twins Ciaran and Jake, Shona and the late Holly, who died of a brain tumour in 1990, still has the same desire to serve as when he was first elected

The former governor at City Stradbroke, Athelstan and Ballifield schools said: “I want to make people’s lives better in some way.

“My biggest ambition for the next term would be to be part of this city’s recovery from Covid, help to get rid of the Tories and deal with the anti-social behaviour that is blighting many of our communities.”