CONSERVATIVE candidate Fiona Milburn failed to make it a family affair by joining her husband Jeff on South Tyneside Council.
She could only finish second to Labour rival Margaret Meling in Cleadon & East Boldon.
Margaret Meling (Lab) 1,249
Fiona Anne Milburn (Con) 1,153
Russell James Sanderson (UKIP) 713
* Don’t miss Friday’s Shields Gazette for a full round-up of the local election in South Tyneside.