Hexham Town Council
Dr. Suzanne Fairless-Aitken is Town and County Councillor for Hexham East.
Suzanne was born in Kenton Bar, Newcastle Upon Tyne. She says: 'I have lived and worked in Hexham since 2003, and absolutely love it here. I am a working mum and freelance editor. Both my children attend local schools, and I believe in the importance of education to end social inequalities, and also in protecting the environment - the consequences of which affects everything.
I have been involved in and led many campaigns in Tynedale - for example against austerity cuts and against KS1 SATs, and to stop the deletion of Hexham Green Belt in 2016. I am also involved with local environmental groups including Hexham Climate Action. I was one of the Tynedale 'STARS' campaign team who helped save our rural first and middle schools during the NCC consultation in 2018, and secured the much-needed redevelopment of Queen Elizabeth High School.
I am currently working with the Hexham Kids Bank distributing clothes and essentials to families in need across Tynedale, which is being expanded into a family charity that deals with child poverty and domestic abuse issues.'
Ginnie O'Farrell represents Hexham Central (Gilesgate) on Hexham Town Council.