I am delighted to once again have been selected as the Labour Party candidate for the Local Elections in May of this year.
I have been proud to serve the people of Benwell and Scotswood as one of your elected representatives for many years and along with my colleagues to have addressed the many challenges that we have faced.
As a local resident myself it has been my priority to improve our neighbourhoods by listening to residents and community groups about the things that are important in all our lives. I value good education for our children and have worked closely to support the Heads of all our schools through my role as Councillor and school governor over many years.
In recent months my focus has been on supporting the most vulnerable in our community as we have struggled through the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. This will remain one of my priorities in the challenging months that still lie ahead and to continue to work with my Labour colleagues in bringing about the further improvements which we all deserve.