St Anne’s Candidate

Alison has lived in St Anne’s Ward all of her life and feels that she has the skills, local knowledge and passion to represent and support this community. She is approaching 40 years of voluntary youth leadership in the ward, with, offering girls and young women the opportunity for personal development and community engagement. […]

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Washington South Ward Candidate

Sean has been working with our local councillors for some time to give residents a louder voice to raise issues that matter locally and to highlight their work, making them more accountable to residents. He would now like the opportunity to go further for Rickleton, Lambton, Ayton and Oxclose residents by becoming their councillor and […]

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Millfield Ward Candidate


Tom is standing in Millfield as he wants the community to be a vibrant location for music, food and nightlife as well as a safe and clean community for residents. Tom has a proven track record of standing up for Sunderland. He was on the Youth Council where her worked to improve children’s mental health […]

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St Michaels Ward Candidate


Michael was born in Sunderland and lives in Grangetown. He went to Southmoor School and later worked across the region in the NHS and Social Services. Our region has a raw deal from this Conservative Government and in Sunderland we’ve had our essential services slashed. This directly affects the quality of life for residents in […]

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Pallion Ward Candidate


Richard has lived in Sunderland all his life, is a graduate of the University of Sunderland and has over 20 years’ experience working in the automotive and engineering industry locally. He has supported various local charities and local sport clubs in the community, but his main reason for standing for local election is his huge […]

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Sandhill Ward Candidate

Joanne didn’t expect to be in the listings but with the surprise resignation of the Lib/Dem candidate in Sandhill an additional vacancy has occurred and now is the time to step up. A project manager for a number of youth and community initiatives across the city in Barnes, Silksworth and Farringdon she has vast experience […]

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Sandhill Ward Candidate

Young, keen, passionate are words that sum up Nathan. He’s on course to knock every door in his home ward to put his case for being elected to the city council. Currently he is completing an MA in chemistry at Newcastle University. He wants to bring new ideas to the city council and better represent […]

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Cllr B Curran

St Peter's Ward Candidate

07833 482 314

Barry has represented the people of St Peter’s since 2011. In that time he has worked closely with residents, community groups and stakeholders to improve the community. Over the years, this has included supporting community chest applications, working to improve bus links, supporting the regeneration of Roker Retail Park, and working with council officers and […]

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Cllr Gillian Galbraith

St Chad's Ward Candidate

0191 522 7337

07919 245 170

Gillian is bidding to pick up her council role after narrowly missing out last year. Despite being in the front ranks of the campaign to ‘Save West Park’ and helping organise and deliver one of the largest residents’ petitions to council, she lost out by 65 votes. The decision to withdraw the West Park proposal […]

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Cllr Ellen Ball

Ryhope Ward Candidate

07917 554 825

Ellen is honoured to stand again for Ryhope ward, where she has been a councillor since 2007. She reaffirms her commitment to the people of Ryhope to continue to fight for a clean and safe environment for people to live in and bring up their children. Ryhope has seen new development around the former hospital […]

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