Our full time reps
Chairman - Tony Fairclough
I joined I joined Merseyside Police in 1993 and my 25 years of service have all been in operational shift work, both uniform and plain clothes. I became a local area federation representative in 2012 and during this time I have assisted colleagues from all over the force area in various matters, including police regulations, misconduct and health and safety procedures.
I am delighted to have recently taken over as Chairman of Merseyside Police Federation following the retirement of my predecessor, Peter Singleton.
I enjoy to watch most sports, however, if and when I get an opportunity, which isn't very often, I like to zig zag my way around a golf course.
Secretary - Dave Lowe
I have 29 years service in Merseyside Police. Majority of service has been in uniform.
Started out as a local area rep in 2001 following the sad death of the previous rep Jimmy Forrest who was related to a family member.
Represented officers in all aspects of police regulations however took a keen interest in Misconduct.
In November 2012 I became the full time Misconduct Lead following the retirement of my predecessor and have since that time represented officers of all ranks in all aspects of Misconduct both in Merseyside many other parts of the country and the Isle of Man.
I was elected as Secretary replacing Tony Barton. Tony has been a great friend and mentor and it's a privilege to take over from Tony and continue to steer and lead Merseyside Police Federation forwards through the difficult times we still face ahead.
Deputy Secretary - Wendy Sudworth
I joined Merseyside Police in 1993 and have worked in a variety of roles including response, neighbourhood, domestic Violence Units and the Citysafe team. I was promoted to Sgt in2002 and worked as a custody Sgt and then Merseytravel liaison officer before returning to custody in 2011.
I became a Custody federation rep in 2015 and then also the federation lead for Equality and for Women. In 2019 I was elected to the deputy secretary role.
In 2022 I was pleased to be elected to the National Council as the additional women's representative for the North West region.
Support and Welfare Rep - Andy Bragg
I joined Merseyside Police in 1993 and have worked operationally in both uniformed and plain clothes roles, enjoying them immensely. These have included Response, Targeted and Matrix dealing with lots of high profile situations in the last 28 years. I took over the Wirral Sergeants Federation position from Peter Singleton in 2012 when he became the Chair and gained a great amount of knowledge and advice from Pete who is sadly missed, RIP. I have had the opportunity to help members of staff in various matters around misconduct, equality, health and safety and welfare. I feel a great pride in helping people in their hour of need.
I am delighted to have taken over the Welfare and Equality position from Jane Arrowsmith following her retirement from the Police, and wish her all the best in the next chapter of her life. I enjoy most sports, eating and drinking, but my favourite is boxing and I still do an old man shuffle in the gym when I can.
Misconduct Lead - Chris McGlade
Information on Chris will be available shortly