Meet the candidates for the Washington Central 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.

Tuesday, 4th May 2021, 1:53 pm
From left: Scott Burrows, Dianne Snowdon and Sean Terry. No candidate profile or photo provided Tony Ormond.
From left: Scott Burrows, Dianne Snowdon and Sean Terry. No candidate profile or photo provided Tony Ormond.

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 Washington Central are:

Scott Andrew BURROWS (Green Party)

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Our council currently takes Washington for granted.

A Green vote in this election can change that.

As a councillor, I would protect green spaces and make sure they were maintained for all to enjoy.

To recover from lockdown, locally owned businesses will need support and I will champion their cause.

Streets are often not safe for children and the elderly due to speeding vehicles.

I would campaign for lower speed limits – twenty is plenty in residential areas.

As people in other cities are discovering, even one Green councillor can make all the difference.

Vote Green for real change.


*No candidate profile or photo provided*

Dianne Elizabeth SNOWDON (Labour and Co-operative Party)

I’m Dianne Snowdon, I’m the Labour and Co-operative Candidate for Washington Central Ward in the Local Elections.

I’m truly local, born in Washington, married in Washington, bringing my children up in Washington and proud of my roots.

I’m grounded in the local community, I’m a school governor, a trustee at Washington Mind, vice chair of a local community centre and member of Keep Washington Tidy.

These last 12 months have been a challenge to us all to help fight Covid I’ve returned to the NHS as a covid vaccinator and continued to support my local community.

Vote Labour – Vote Snowdon.

Sean TERRY (Liberal Democrat)

I work locally as an ICT technician, and I’m standing to give a voice to those who want an alternative to the Labour-run Council.

The Lib Dems on Sunderland City Council have been the loudest political force over the past few years – campaigning to cut allowances and expenses and to protect basic services.

Columbia, Glebe, Biddick, Lambton and Washington Village deserve better.

If you want a change to the current council vote Liberal Democrat on May 6.

Michael WINTER (Conservative Party)

*no candidate photo provided*

I worked in adult social services prior to my retirement, so I am naturally interested in providing better care provision right across the board (including to children and young people).

I strongly support and endorse the Conservatives’ pledge to give Washington its own town council, so that powers will be devolved from Sunderland Civic Centre to Washington.

I care deeply about green spaces and parks; I therefore want to see better upkeep of local parks and to protect the green spaces that have been put at risk in recent years by threats of over-development.

If I am elected, I will work closely with Hilary Johnson and Craig Morrison to deliver on behalf of the residents of Washington.

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