While I had four very enjoyable years representing the people of St. Chad’s, my main base for politics in Sunderland has always been St Michael’s ward, where I have lived for over 60 years and been a Councillor since 2014.
Currently I am a member of the Economic Prosperity Scrutiny Committee, plus I hold the post of vice-Chair of the Council’s East Area Committee. I also serve as a trustee of the George Hudson Charity and the Sunderland Orphanage and Educational Foundation
Housing has always been a major interest as I worked in that profession for over 40 years.
Away from local politics my main hobby is football, having actively supported Sunderland since the 1959/60 season and travelled throughout Scotland and Europe to watch matches. In addition I am a member of the Sunderland Old Township Heritage Society.
next ward Surgery: Thursday 6th October, at St Michael’s Community Centre, Stannington Grove, from 4-5pm
As your City Councillor, the council’s data protection
policy applies when I am carrying out council business. This explains your data
protection rights and who to contact if you have a query about use of your
When working for you as your Ward Councillor, I
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as needed to respond to your enquiries. This can include sharing the
information you provide with council officers and other services and
organisations so I can get information to reply to you, which might include
information about you and your circumstances. I also share information with
other Councillors who may be able to help. If you would prefer me not to share
your information with a particular person, or organisation please let me know
when you contact me.