Vicky is the first female president

Vicky Perry from Ince
Vicky Perry from Ince

VICKY Perry has been unveiled as the first female president of Wigan Trades Council in its 90-year history.

The Ince 45-year-old will head the organisation which promotes workers’ rights and is made up of more than 50 different branches of unions, including UNISON, Unite, RMT and the Bakers’ Union.

She said: “I think this is a huge step forward for the women of Wigan. We need more women leaders to stand up for working class women who are struggling at the moment.”