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Cllr Marcus Johnstone

Lancashire County Council

Marcus has been Cabinet Member for Planning, Environment and Cultural Services at Lancashire County Council since 2013. He has held a number of other Cabinet positions at County hall and this is the second time he has had responsibility for Cultural Services.

Previously, he held the Cultural Services portfolio from 2001 to 2005. He lives in Burnley and represents Padiham and Burnley West and is also a member of Burnley Borough Council. Before his appointment to the Cabinet, Marcus worked as a journalist and then in further education where he taught History.

Between 2009 and 2013 when Labour was out of office at County Hall, he worked for the Department of Work and Pensions.

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