Meet the candidates for Simonside and Rekendyke

Meet the candidates for the Simonside and Rekendyke wards standing in the South Tyneside Council elections on May 6

With council elections just around the corner, we’re shining the spotlight on South Tyneside’s candidates in the run-up to polling day on May 6.

By Chris Binding
Tuesday, 4th May 2021, 12:38 pm
Updated Tuesday, 4th May 2021, 1:08 pm

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 Simonside and Rekendyke ward have to say.

Christopher Sanderson (Conservative)

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I’m Christopher Sanderson and I am standing for the Simonside and Rekendyke ward as I believe that the borough needs change; after years of Labour rule our council has become complacent and a real opposition and real scrutiny is needed.

We live in a society which depends on good public services and a government that responds to the wishes of the people.

This council and its representatives have provided neither for far too long.

This ward deserves a better quality of service and I believe I can provide it.

If elected, I would speak out about the council wasting money on vanity projects and insist that money is spent on things that actually make a difference for ordinary people; like fixing potholes, schools and social housing.

This ward deserves better than another three years of bad decisions made behind closed doors.

Vote for a shake-up this May, vote Conservative.

David Wood (Independent)

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