Norma Wright (Labour) is the current councillor for the Southwick Ward who will be standing down, should she not be re-elected this year. she has held the seat since being elected in 2000. The other two seats are currently held by councillors Rosalind Copeland and Christine Shattock (both Labour).
The candidates standing for the Southwick ward are:
Bradley Cowling – UKIP – Monkwearmouth
Michael Henderson Leadbitter – Conservative Party – Southwick
Sham Vedhara – Liberal Democrats – Pallion
Norma Wright – Labour and Co-Operative Party – Sunderland#####