Title: Cabinet Member for Housing
Other councillors representing this Ward:
351 Rectory Road
Tyne and Wear
Phone: 0191 433 2534
Bus. phone: 0191 433 2534
I have lived in Gateshead for about 12 years, and I love the sense of community here in Saltwell. I am honoured to be your representative on the Council, and if you have any queries on any issue in Saltwell ward or across the Borough please do not hesitate to contact me. I will try to help you in any way I can.
I was elected onto the Council in the 2014 elections, and I currently also work as a special needs teacher in North Tyneside. I teach children on the autistic spectrum who also have moderate and severe learning difficulties. I am a member of the NASUWT.
I have been a member of the Labour Party since I was a teenager, and in the past I have worked for a Labour MP in the House of Commons and have been a Special Advisor to a Labour Cabinet minister. I also used to work for a left-of-centre think tank (IPPR) where I wrote and spoke about regional economic issues and unemployment. I first moved to the North East when I was asked to open the North East office of IPPR.