Mayor of Carlisle 2019-20
Councillor Marilyn Bowman was born in Cumbria and educated at Shap and Penrith.
She worked as an Office Administrator for R. Lloyd (Carlisle) before training as a telephonist. She later combined her skills as a telephonist/receptionist before moving to Carlisle to start a new business with her husband Sydney.
She has been married for 51 years, has two children, two grandchildren and one great grandchild.
She was elected to Carlisle City Council in 1999 to represent Stanwix Rural Ward, and she has served on the Direct Services Board, Licensing, Scrutiny Panels and on the Executive which she was member for nine years with the responsibility for Economy.
Her time on the Executive was a highlight of her political career. She was also a Vice Chairman of the Business and Transformation Panel.