South Tyneside goes to the polls on Thursday for the latest local elections.
Here’s what candidates in the Boldon Colliery ward have to say as they compete for your votes.
Ian Armstrong (Conservative Party)
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Joanne Bell (Labour Party)
It is an honour and a privilege to have been selected to stand in the Boldon Colliery ward again.
I was born in Charles Street, Boldon Colliery, and moved to my current home in West Boldon over 50 years ago.
I have served this community as your councillor for the past 20 years and as part of a very successful Labour team we have achieved a lot over the years and will continue to support each other to make Boldon a better, safer place.
I serve on the governing bodies of both Boldon School and West Boldon Primary school.
I have also served on the Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue service since 2002.
The people are the heart of our community and I am totally committed to serving you all to the best of my ability.
Colin Robert Tosh (Green Party)
I am delighted to be standing as councillor in Boldon Colliery and live in Boldon with my wife and two young kids.
In the long term the South Tyneside Green Party aims to create a thriving South Tyneside through the promotion of small business, strong public health and transport services, the creation of a living wage that all workers can live on, and protection and expansion of the borough’s green spaces.
A very important short-term aim I have is to deal with the ward’s litter problem.
More generally my role in the council will be to provide effective opposition.
The borough’s Labour councillors are invisible and ineffective. I aim to be accountable and accessible to residents.