“Since 1996 I have been proud to serve the people of the Benwell and Scotswood Ward as your elected representative along with my colleagues Hazel and Jeremy and together we have faced many challenges particularly in recent years.
As a local resident myself it has been my priority to improve our neighbourhoods by meeting with and listening to residents and community groups about the things that are important in all our lives. I value the importance of education for our children and have worked closely to support the Heads of all our local schools particularly at such a challenging time for them. I also place great value on safeguarding our environment and as the proud patron of Scotswood Community Garden am keen on preserving wildlife and the world around us. Throughout recent months my focus has understandably been on supporting the most vulnerable in our community as we battle with the Covid pandemic. As their patron I have supported the Search Project for older people in reaching out with help in both a practical and befriending way too many of the elderly and most at risk throughout their time of self-isolation.
I am now asking for your support in the forthcoming Election to enable me to continue to work with my colleagues Hazel and Jeremy and to remain a forceful and effective voice on behalf of our community.”