Meet the candidates for the Pallion ward of Sunderland City Council for election on May 6
More than 120 candidates have thrown their hat in the ring for this year’s (2021) round of local elections in Sunderland.
Voters are due to head to polling stations on Thursday, May 6, to re-elect or replace the holders of 28 seats on Sunderland City Council.
Bidding for the prize in Pallion, are:
Danielle Francoise Emmanuelle CHAMBERLIN (Green Party)
I believe it is more important than ever to elect Greens to our council.
The recovery from Covid must not be a return to the old normal – we should use this opportunity to build back as a fairer, greener, more sustainable city.
This starts with green jobs, eco-friendly housing, better public transport and the protection of our green spaces.
Councillors will need to work together to tackle climate breakdown and social injustice.
We need less tribalism and more cooperation.
I am not afraid to confront issues head on and, as a councillor, I will be your supporter and advocate.
Abul Bakkar Ehthesham HAQUE (Labour Party)
I am alarmed by the decline in Pallion.
The issues that most concern me include fly-tipping and anti-social behaviour; I will do all I can to tackle these by fighting for additional resources and harsher enforcement for those who are doing this in our area.
If elected, I will continue my hard work assisting local community organisations like Pallion Action Group, Lambton Street Club, Parker Trust and Kayll Road Library, which play a vital role in our communities and deserve more support.
We have fantastic retailers in Pallion.
I would like to see thriving businesses, benefiting our local economy and our community.
If elected, I will work with traders to improve business and bring trade to Pallion.
A vote for me is a vote for a dedicated campaigner who will bring dignity back to the area.
I commit to working tirelessly for the residents of Pallion.
Colin Richard NICHOLSON (Liberal Democrat)
On leaving school, at the age of 16, I joined the British Army.
I then left to become a civil servant in the prison department.
I retired recently after working in Doxford Park with the greatest of people.
I love Sunderland with a passion and its people are the friendliest in the country.
I am also an avid Sunderland AFC supporter.
I am no pushover and hope to serve Pallion, Ford, Hylton Lane Estate, St Gabriels, High Barnes and Pennywell – as well as our city and its people – to my best ability.
I am hoping to join fellow Lib Dems Martin Haswell and George Smith on the Council.
We keep in touch with regular newsletters, run campaigns to improve our area are active and visible in our community.
I want to keep fighting for, and getting things done for our community.
Judith PORTER (Conservative Party)
Judith lives in Pallion with her family.
Older generations of her family were involved in the mining industry, whilst Judith herself was a civil servant and has trained as a nurse.
Judith believes Pallion and Sunderland more generally are in need of major improvement.
She has proposed new localised events for residents to enjoy in their communities, rather than the council using taxpayers’ money to subsidise big loss-making events.
Judith is experienced in customer service roles and therefore has the skills required to be a hardworking, effective local councillor.