Meet the candidates standing in the Redhill 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.

Thursday, 29th April 2021, 4:08 pm
From top: Paul Burke, Sandra Hessle and Alison Smith
From top: Paul Burke, Sandra Hessle and Alison Smith

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 Redhill, are:

Paul James Anthony BURKE (Conservative Party)

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Paul Burke worked at Nissan for many years before training in law.

He is a member of the Conservative Policy Forum which helped draft the Conservatives’ 2021 local election manifesto.

Paul believes that Redhill residents would benefit enormously from the Conservatives’ proposed free pest control measures and bigger green bin upgrades.

He is a strong supporter of the current government and particularly following the major investment in the city centre which received the highest Future High Streets fund award of any city in the country.

For a continued investment and a cleaner, safer community, back the local Conservatives on Thursday, May 6.


I have lived in the Redhill ward most of my life, went to school here, and brought my own children up here.

Over the years I have seen the decline in the physical surroundings, including the litter and dog fouling problems, as well as the social fabric of the community.

If I am elected, I will work hard to address these issues, particularly in engaging people to take pride in the area and to come together as a community to empower themselves and achieve more for our children.

I will actively seek out opportunities and recruit others to promote and engage the community to bring back community cohesion and sense of purpose.

Alison SMITH (Labour and Co-operative Party)

I am proud to be representing both Redhill Labour Party and Sunderland Co-operative Party as part of a great team of community focused councillors, helping to secure:

The tackling of environmental crime and regeneration of the ward through additional enforcement officers, reduced cost of bulky waste removal, additional traffic calming measures plus installation of CCTV in areas of concern

Supporting the development of the community by building new schools; our new Play Park in Redhouse with an additional Play Park on Downhill Football Hub

Financial support for Community Centres and other community groups

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120 candidates standing in election on May 6 for seats on Sunderland City Counci...

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