Meet the candidates for the Sandhill ward on 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 Sandhill, are:
Paul EDGEWORTH (Liberal Democrat)
Along with our Lib Dem councillors Stephen O’Brien and Margaret Crosby I’ve been running campaigns to improve our area, and getting things done for residents across Grindon, Hastings Hill, Springwell and Thorney Close.
Labour’s Council bosses are wasting money and hiking council tax – but fail to invest in improving the basics in our area like getting roads and pavements fixed, improving our green spaces and keeping our streets clean.
Sunderland Council needs MORE strong opposition Lib Dem voices.
The local Lib Dems keep in touch with regular newsletters, surveys and petitions.
I am an active and visible part of our community, and could achieve so much more if you elect me as our new local councillor.
Pauline Elizabeth HUNTLEY (UKIP)
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Tony MORROW (Populist Party)
If elected, I WILL act as your voice, and go head-to-head with the council in an attempt to get your issues and problems resolved.
I want to make changes in the way our tax money is spent, for instance children’s services which are totally inadequate, the elderly care being reduced to non-existent status, the spurious decisions of our greenbelt land grab and how they deliver services across the city and the way they allocate our money for all the wrong reasons.
All Councillors should have an enhanced DBS check, this I will campaign for.
Vote for change, vote Populist Party.
I urge you to give the Populist Party and Tony Morrow a chance of making a positive change to Sandhill and Sunderland.
Kind Regards, Tony Morrow, Populist Candidate for Sandhill.
Christine REED (Conservative Party)
Christine Reed is a former teacher and college lecturer, working most recently at Sunderland College.
She has served as a school governor in Sunderland, at a local infants school.
She is standing for election to bring greater scrutiny to the failing Labour-run Council, including improvements to bin collections, tackling fly-tipping, and working with the police to stamp out anti-social behaviour.
Christine lives locally and commits her time to community groups.
She teaches a not-for-profit yoga class and has helped to set up a reader scheme for the Sunderland Blind Society.
She is a patron and member of the Bishopwearmouth Choral Society.
Debra WALLER (Labour Party)
Over the past 10 years it has been a privilege to serve the people of the Sandhill community, but the last few years have really been a challenge.
I believe we are elected to respect each other.
I invite Sandhill voters to consider this when casting their vote.
After the year we have had with Covid-19 the time is now to forget all those negative vibes and to focus on the positives of our community.
I have always made sure that Sandhill residents’ views are heard when city decisions are made.
I am pleased to say the council has helped with the new finance and location for the Eye Infirmary, new Auditorium, Culture House and Library, Railway Station concourse, Jacky Whites Market improvements and a new footbridge to the Stadium of Light.
Haway the lads.
There is more to come and Sunderland is on the up.