Ward: Wardley and Leam Lane
Other councillors representing this Ward:
First Wednesday of the month, Leam Lane Working Mens Club, 6pm - 7pm (except August).
52/52a High Street
Phone: 0191 4693723
Phone: 0191 433 2074
I have been a resident of Gateshead all my life and I have worked since leaving school. My last employment was as Court Officer at Gateshead Magistrate Court, until I retired in 2014. I currently serve as Governor on the School Governing Body of the Drive Primary School, Felling for the past 15 years and Bill Quay Primary School, for the last 2 years.
I have been an active member of the Labour Party for 20 years. During this time, I have been committed to working to achieve the following: Justice, Equality and Fairness, which are the foundations of our core values within the Labour Party.
I have been an active trade union member for 36 years and a current member of the GMB, PCS and USDAW. I am also a member of the Co-Operative Party, working in partnership with Labour.
After much hard work and endeavour in 2010; I successfully won back the Pelaw & Heworth seat from the 13-year control of the Lib Dems. It has been a privilege to have served the Pelaw & Heworth ward as your Labour Councillor.
In 2018 I was elected Labour Councillor for Wardley & Leam Lane and will represent the Wardley & Leam Lane ward as your Local Labour Councillor. Alongside my duties as your Local Labour Councillor I am active within the ward and wider community and also serve on the following committees:Leam Lane Community Association, , Communities and Place Overview and Scrutiny Committee, Community Safety Sub OSC, Council, Planning and Development Committee and Rights of Way Committee.