Phil Tye (Labour) is the current councillor for the Silksworth Ward who will be standing down, should he not be re-elected this year. He has held the seat since being elected in May 2006. The other two seats are currently held by councillors Patricia Smith and Peter Gibson (both Labour).
The candidates standing for the Silksworth ward are:
Derek Horsley – UKIP – New Silksworth
Bryan Reynolds – Conservative Party – Sunderland
Phil Tye – Labour Party – Silksworth#####