Each one has been given the opportunity to tell readers why they’re running for a seat on the borough council and why people should vote for them.
Here’s what candidates standing in the Hebburn North ward have to say.
1. Liz McHugh (Labour Party)
I have lived in Hebburn North ward all of my life. I worked for local government for 32 years which involved various posts within the departments providing many services to residents. I then continued to move on to work with a local charity, where I developed and managed an accredited training programme for post 16 years Special Educational Needs young people. I wanted to bring my knowledge and experience in my councillor’s role. It has been my privilege to serve our community for the last five years and due to my experience in this role and if re-elected my commitment will continue.
Photo: Liz McHugh (Labour Party)
2. Brian Goodman (Independent)
This is the second time I’ve stood for our town and was absolutely bowled over by the support I got last time I stood. This time, I’d like to go even better and help make our borough fairer for the people of Hebburn. The only people to hold the one party rule of our borough to account is the independents. For far too long we’ve needed more access and transparency to the goings on in the council and not just be told they know best.
3. Sian Ford (Green Party)
I’m proud to be your Green Party candidate. I have lived in Hebburn for 22 years. In that time, I have seen many areas in South Tyneside suffer due to the effects of climate change and environmental crises. We work hard all year round, not just at election time, to change that. In 2019, one in five voters voted Green in the local election. A vote for me places another Green in the room to be a passionate and positive voice who’ll speak up for local people. Please support our efforts to make a huge difference to the community.
Photo: Sian Ford (Green Party)
4. Margaret Robson (Conservative Party)
(No picture supplied) I’m Margaret Robson and I’m delighted to be standing as the Conservative Party candidate for Hebburn North. South Tyneside Council needs a strong and effective opposition that can provide scrutiny to Labour’s grip of our council. My priority will be ensuring our town centre is more business friendly. I would start by working hard to increase the amount of free parking in our town centre as well as regenerating Hebburn town. If elected, I would be a strong voice for the ward and work hard for the residents. As an opposition councillor, I would also work hard to make sure council money is well spent.
Photo: Margaret Robson (Conservative Party)