Title: Cabinet Member for Children and Young People
Ward: Dunston and Teams
Other councillors representing this Ward:
Advice surgeries are held on the first Wednesday of each month at 6.30pm at the Dunston Activity Centre, Ellison Road, Dunston
(except during August and December)
31 Foxhills Covert
Bus. phone: 0191 433 2553
Bus. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I was first elected to Gateshead Council in 2007 and re-elected in 2011 and again in 2015. I am married and have three children who studied at local schools before going on to university.
I'm a trustee of Dunston Community Centre and a governor at Kingsmeadow School in Dunston, St Aidan's Primary School in Teams and Fellside School in Whickham. For many years now I have been closely involved with the organising committees of both the Dunston and Teams festivals where I am proud to work with many hard working local people who help to make these popular events a success.
I was appointed to Gateshead Council’s Cabinet in 2015 and have had lead responsibility for Culture, Sport and Leisure including Community Safety, Economy and from 2017, Children and Young People. I have also proudly served as one of Gateshead's representatives at Tyne and Wear Fire Authority since 2008.
I want to thank the residents of Dunston and Teams for the great support they have shown me over the last 12 years and I pledge to continue to work with my ward colleagues for the benefit of both parts of ward over the coming years as a local councillor for the area.