Other councillors representing this Ward:
First and third Saturday of the month at Birtley Library, 11am-12noon ( except August, Christmas and Bank Holidays)
5 Poplar Crescent
Phone: 0191 4109585
Phone: 0191 433 2074
Born in Chester le Street, I have lived in Birtley for almost 40 years. I attended Birtley South Secondary and then our local comprehensive school, Lord Lawson of Beamish when the old school was new. I am married and have two grown up children, both of whom are also former pupils at Lord Lawson. I also have three grandchildren.
I was employed full time as a Civil Servant and have worked around the North East in a number of locations. I retired in 2015.
I was formerly a member of Birtley town council and was first elected to serve on Gateshead Council in 1998.
Outside of work and my role with Gateshead Council I am a school governor and am a member of the management committees of both the Birtley Community Partnership and Barley Mow Village Hall. I am interested in and support various organisations:
· The Red Cross
· Free Tibet
· Cuba Solidarity