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Northumberland County Council

Councillors

Jeff Reid Jeff Reid is the leader of the Liberal Democrat Group on Northumberland County Council and represents Plessey ward in Blyth. Jeff was the Leader of the County Council between 2008 and 2013.
Lesley J Rickerby Lesley Rickerby represents South Blyth on Northumberland County Councli.
Cllr Alan Sharp Alan Sharp, a former Tynedale District Councillor, has represented Haydon & Hadrian ward on Northumberland County Council since 2008.

Candidates

Suzanne Fairless-Aitken Dr. Suzanne Fairless-Aitken is standing for election to Northumberland County Council in 2021 for Hexham East Ward.

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.'
Dawn Bailey is standing for election to Northumberland County Council in 2021 for South Tynedale Ward.
Ginnie O'Farrell is standing for election to Northumberland County Council in 2021 for Hexham Central with Acomb Ward.
Dave Armstrong is standing for election to Northumberland County Council in 2021 for Ponteland East and Stannington Ward.
Kevin Smith is standing for election to Northumberland County Council in 2021 for Bellingham Ward.