Title: Leader of the Council
Other councillors representing this Ward:
From 6 March 2019, surgeries will take place on the first Wednesday of the month at Elgin Centre, 5.45pm - .6.45pm (except August & December)
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Born in County Durham, I have lived in Gateshead for over forty years. I am married, with one daughter.
I was first elected as a councillor in 1984. In 2010, I was appointed as Deputy Leader and became Leader of the Council in May 2016.
I am actively involved in a number of major national bodies, including the Local Government Association. Locally, I represent Gateshead on various regional bodies.
Prior to taking up from my position as Deputy Leader, I was a Regional Officer for GMB Trade Union from 1987 to 2010.