I would like to thank everyone in the Millfield Ward who voted for me on May 5.
Unfortunately, I was unsuccessful in being re-elected. While I am disappointed, anyone who puts themselves forward at an election must accept that they may not win.
I have met some wonderful people over the past four years and helped many more, now it is time to move on.
I have a room full of books that I haven’t had time to read, sons, a daughter and grandchildren I will have more time to see and most of all more time to go to more Sunderland away matches.
So from me to you thanks for the memories, as one door closes another opens.