The Mayor and Mayoress of Stockport for 2014/15 are Councillor Kevin Hogg and Mrs Kathleen Hogg.
I was born in 1947 in Wythenshawe, Manchester and have a large family. As a practical rather than an academic person, I left school at 14 to train as a motorcycle mechanic. I subsequently trained as a bricklayer progressing to Site Agent and Clerk of Works.
I have lived in Hazel Grove for the last 27 years. I was married twice before meeting Kathleen.
We met in 1986 and married at the United Reformed Church, Hazel Grove in 1989 where she is now an Elder. In May 2014 we celebrated our 25th Wedding Anniversary.
Kathleen was born in 1950 and raised in Stockport, and apart from six years living elsewhere, has always lived in Hazel Grove. Kathleen trained at Mirrlees as a Computer Operator, but in 1981 changed profession to train as a nurse. Kath has specialised in the area of Psychiatry for 33 years and still works part time.
In my spare time I love caravanning, and try to spend a few weeks in France every year. I have also spent several years living in Holland and speak Dutch fluently. I can also speak German reasonably well and a small amount of Italian. I am continuing my passion for languages by trying to learn Mandarin.
We are both proud to have this honour.