Meet the candidates for the Washington North 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 Washington North are:
Derek DUNN (Conservative Party)
I live in Washington and would be pleased to be elected to represent it on Sunderland City Council.
The Conservative Party has made a very clean manifesto commitment to the people of Washington: vote Conservative for a Town Council, with more decisions being made about local issues here in Washington, rather than in Sunderland Civic Centre.
We’re also a party that is committed to protecting and tidying up green spaces, which we all value, and investing more in developing our parks.
If you care about local people making decisions locally, and you want a champion for all of Washington on the Council, support me on Thursday, May 6.
Graeme EDMINSON (Green Party)
As your councillor, I would ensure our local green spaces and woodlands are enhanced and protected, allowing people to enjoy them now and in the future.
Lockdown has been difficult for our area and I would aim to secure funding for green jobs and development to build a bright and sustainable future for Washington.
I would support the extension of 20mph speed zones to all residential areas and also work to improve public transport links, including the extension of the Metro to Washington.
We have been ignored for too long and it’s time for change.
Vote Green on May 6!
Maureen HIBBERT (UKIP)
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Jaye JORDAN (Liberal Democrat)
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Michael Lee WALKER (Labour Party)
I am very proud to have been chosen as a candidate to represent the Labour Party in Washington North and would like to thank Cllr John Kelly for 13 years of outstanding service to the people of Washington.
Having been a local resident in Washington for all of my life, I understand the issues which concern local people including myself, such as fly tipping, antisocial behaviour, lack of quality shops and the need for affordable social housing.
I am 38 years old, married with three young children; I have been a school governor at Usworth Colliery and assisted in the running of football groups here in Washington.
I am married to Linda who is committed to supporting both myself and the community.
I pledge, if elected, to listen to all groups, young and old within the community and will strive to push forward the Washington agenda.