Local councillors and party officials give evidence to Committee

09 July 2012

As part of its inquiry into Councillors and the Community, the Communities and Local Government Committee takes evidence at a public session taking place in the Council Chamber at Sunderland Civic Centre.


Monday 9 July 2012, Sunderland Civic Centre

At 9.30 am: Sunderland City Council

  • Councillor Paul Watson, Leader
  • Councillor Celia Gofton, Portfolio Holder, Responsive Services and Customer Care
  • Dr Dave Smith, Chief Executive

At 10.00 am: Sunderland City Councillors

  • Councillor Robert Oliver, Conservative Group Leader
  • Councillor Colin Wakefield, Independent Group Leader
  • Councillor David Tate, Chair of Scrutiny
  • Councillor Dianne Snowdon, Area Vice Chair, Washington Area and Labour Group Secretary
  • Councillor Michael Mordey, Policy Member, City Services

At 10.45 am: Association of North East Councils

  • Councillor Paul Watson, Chair
  • Councillor Iain Malcolm, Leader, South Tyneside Council
  • Councillor Jeff Reid, Leader, Northumberland County Council
  • Councillor Judith Wallace, Deputy Mayor of North Tyneside

At 11.30 am: Local political party officials

  • Alan Wright, Chairman, City of Sunderland Conservatives
  • Councillor Tom Wright, Secretary, Washington and Sunderland West Constituency Labour Party and Chair of Sunderland City Labour Group
  • Geoff Pryke, Delegated Nominating Officer, Wearside Liberal Democrats


  • Council Chamber, Sunderland Civic Centre, Burdon Road, Sunderland, SR2 7DN

The session will be open to the public on a first come, first served basis. It is being held in the Council Chamber in the main Town Hall building of the Sunderland Civic Centre. Please go the reception for admission.

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