John Farrell

Account Manager

John is based in the Newington North office and supports Newington’s clients across Greater Manchester and the wider region. John is highly experienced in the planning and health sector, having served as Independent Chair of Stockport’s Portas Pilot town centre regeneration project and is a regular guest lecturer on the politics of planning at Liverpool University.

John is a Labour councillor in Manchester City Council where he serves as Chair of the Health Scrutiny Committee, providing oversight to Health and Social Care integration and devolution. Prior to joining Newington, he worked for four Labour MPs, supported the work of a number of APPGs and worked as a political assistant at Stockport Council. John has also previously served as a councillor in Newcastle City Council during 2002-2004.