Councillor Leigh Kirton

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Title: Cabinet Member for Economy and Communications

Party: Labour

Ward: Deckham

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Contact information

Correspondence address: 
Civic Centre
Regent Street

Phone:  07703 379839


Phone:  0191 433 2554

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Committee appointments

Term of Office

  • 05/05/2016 -

Appointments to outside bodies

Additional Information

I was elected to the Council to represent Deckham ward in May 2016. I have lived in Gateshead all of my life, attending Harlow Green and Joseph Swan schools before studying at Northumbria University and the University of London.

I have been a member of the Labour Party since 2010 and currently work for Gateshead MP Ian Mearns, having previously worked as a copywriter. Within the ward I am a governor at South Street School, sit on the management committee at the Millway Centre, and am a trustee at the Deckham Community Centre.