Each one has been given the opportunity to tell readers why they’re running for office and why people should vote for them.
Here’s what candidates standing in the Biddick and All Saints ward have to say:
1. Patricia May Oliver (Independent)
My name is Patricia Oliver and I am the independent candidate for Biddick Hall and All Saints. I have lived here almost all of my life and feel now is the time to give something back. Being independent gives me the chance to serve the community with freedom by not being tied to any political agenda. I am easily approachable with a “can do” attitude. I care passionately about our ward and have seen its decline over recent years. I would like to help all residents with any issues they may have and together we can make Biddick Hall and All Saints a great place to live and work. Vote for me and together we can make this happen. I am your representative and you the residents make the decisions. A vote for me will not be wasted.
2. Bethany Dionne Telford (Green Party)
I’m proud to be the Green Party candidate for Biddick and All Saints. Many people tell me that they feel the Labour Party has taken our communities for granted for too long. They seem to have stopped listening to local people and have become complacent. Biddick and All Saints needs someone who puts the people first, not the interests of a party or themselves. I will always put our community first. Better is possible. Please vote Green on May 6.
3. Anne Josephine Walsh (Labour Party)
I am proud to be standing once again to be one of your Labour councillors for Biddick and All Saints. It has been a privilege serving and working with local residents and partners such as the local police. We have achieved much over the years, such as completing the Decent Homes work in all council properties, and supporting local schemes through our Community Area Forum funds. During covid, I, along with colleagues, have supported residents who contacted me for help, as well as supporting our local food bank. Now that we are emerging from the pandemic, we have to look forward and support our economic recovery plan for the borough and the community of Biddick and All Saints. Please vote Labour, vote Anne Walsh on May 6.
4. Jack White (1).jpg
My name is Jack White and I’m delighted to be the Conservative Party candidate for Biddick and All Saints. I have grown up in South Tyneside and I know it’s a great place to live and work. As a young person though, I know how difficult it can be to find good opportunities locally. This is why we need to make South Tyneside a better place to do business and to attract good employers offering skilled jobs to our area. I would be an ambassador for the borough and would work with the government to ensure South Tyneside is not left behind and is levelled up. I would also be an active councillor for Biddick and All Saints and make sure that I’m regularly in touch with residents and will do my very best to make sure local issues are dealt with. Please back Jack on May 6.
Photo: Jack Oliver White (Conservative Party)