Councillor Michael Hood

Party: Labour

Ward: Lamesley

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Contact information

Correspondence address: 
Civic Centre
Regent Street

Bus. phone:  0191 433 2074


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Additional Information

I was born in Gateshead in the last century and was educated at Fell Dyke School and the now defunct Gateshead Grammar School for Boys.


I have been a member of the Labour Party since 1988 and a labour supporter for over 45 years.


Most of my working life was spent in the printing industry where I was an active trade unionist serving as FOC (Father of the Chapel, shop steward) and also as a Health & Safety representative for many years.


Having been made redundant in 2007 I retrained to support people with learning difficulties, and did so at Azure then Mencap for 5 years.I then worked for a local cancer charity, FACT,until 2014 when I decided to concentrate solely on my Councillors responsibilities.


I was first elected to the council in 2008 and had the honour of being elected as Mayor of Gateshead 2010-2011 which was the 175th anniversary of democracy in the Borough. In my year in office I attended over 500 engagements.


I am currently on the committees of Eighton Banks Village,The Mount Community Association, Birtley Hub and SACRE (Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education). I am a member of the board of directors at The Gateshead Housing Company.


I am a school governor at Eslington/Furrowfield schools.I am also an elected member of Lamesley Parish Council.


In my spare time I attend Wrekenton Methodist Church and also watch Gateshead FC, time permitting.