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 Fellgate and Hedworth ward have to say.
One candidate, Paul D'Ambrosie (Independent), did not supply a picture of statement when offered.
1. Kelly Hill (Green Party)
I'm a mother of four, passionate about the area my children grow up in and for many years I have supported children with disabilities and special educational needs (SEN). To have as much greenery for them to live, learn and play in is hugely important for all of us, especially in these current times. I believe we should have a voice when it comes to saving our green belt and I'd like to be that voice for you. I'm determined to preserve what we have and will do as much as possible to help the community in a positive way and take forward any concerns you have. Vote Green on May 6.
2. Audrey Elizabeth Fay (Labour and Co-operative Party)
I am seeking election as I believe in our community and want again to represent you in everything that I do. Currently I’m chair of Epinay School, governor at Fellgate Primary School, director and trustee of Hedworthfield CA, a Friend of Jarrow Cemetery and much more. None of the roles noted are paid. I hope that you will vote for me as Audrey Elizabeth Fay (Huntley). I am a Fay by birth and will never forget my roots. I won’t let you down should you pledge your support in me.
3. John Cullen (Independent)
My name is John Cullen, I was born and bred in Jarrow and I went to St Bede's School. I’ve worked most of my life in the construction industry as a rigging supervisor, then went on to get a degree in health and safety and worked as a manager on many prestigious contracts for Shell / BP before injury finished my working career. I’m a great football enthusiast and I have previously been part of the management of local clubs including Jarrow Roofing / Hebburn FC / Jarrow FC and also my beloved Deneside Catholic Club football team. Having followed the independent councillors since they conducted their election campaigns and were voted in, I’ve found the vast changes and progress they have initiated has been inspiring and a massive benefit to the borough. I’d like to work alongside councillor John Robertson as your second independent councillor for Fellgate, Hedworth and Calf Close.
4. Holly Wright (Conservative Party)
(No picture provided) My name is Holly Wright and I’m delighted to be standing as the Conservative Party candidate for Fellgate and Hedworth. I would like to start by thanking our key workers who’ve been on another level during the last year. South Tyneside Council needs a strong, sensible 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. 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 and that you get value for money for your council tax.