South Tyneside local elections: Who will get your vote in Hebburn North?

Hebburn North candidates Liz McHugh and Steven Richards. Not pictured: Joseph Abbott, Joanna Milburn, Peter Rippon.
Hebburn North candidates Liz McHugh and Steven Richards. Not pictured: Joseph Abbott, Joanna Milburn, Peter Rippon.

South Tyneside goes to the polls on Thursday for the latest local elections.

Here’s what candidates in Hebburn North ward have to say as they compete for your votes.

Joseph Thomas Abbott (Independent)

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Liz McHugh (Labour Party)

I have lived in the Hebburn North ward all of my life. My parents are both from Hebburn and I am the youngest of nine children.

I have been married to my best friend for 30 years and we have a lovely grown-up daughter.

I have been a member of the Labour Party for nearly 20 years.

I believe we live in a fantastic area with masses of ongoing potential.

I hold teaching and youth work qualifications and over the years I have volunteered for various youth inclusion programmes throughout the borough, alongside raising money for various charities.

We have fantastic people here and a wonderful community spirit and I would be honoured representing the North Ward.

I am fully committed to the residents of Hebburn North and feel I have a good understanding of their needs and concerns.

Residents will have questions they would like answered and I believe the duty of a councillor is to do so.

Joanna Elizabeth Milburn (Conservative Party)

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Steven Richards (Green Party)

I am proud and extremely honoured to be representing Hebburn North for the Green Party.

I have lived in Hebburn for the past eight years with my partner and daughter.

I work as an electronic wireman, and working in a factory where the workforce has been cut from 82 to 15, I have seen the effect of the government’s austerity measures on the average working person, and what the lack of spending on infrastructure, NHS and welfare does to a community.

I strongly believe in the Green Party’s pledge to increase the minimum wage to £10 per hour, as well as securing affordable social housing for all.

By standing for councillor, I will endeavour to give the electorate of Hebburn the chance to vote for The Green Party and to feel that their vote matters and could help change the system to a fairer one.

Peter John Rippon (Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition)

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