Politics

Council leaders hail "momentous" City Deal

Council leaders hail "momentous" City Deal

The leaders of Sunderland and South Tyneside councils have hailed the signing of a City Deal as being as important as Nissan’s arrival in the city 30 years ago. Sunderland Council leader Paul Watson, along with his South Tyneside counterpart Iain Malcolm, officially signed on Monday a City Deal with […]

Beaten Tory MEP admits defeat is setback

Beaten Tory MEP admits defeat is setback

Ousted Conservative MEP Martin Callanan has admitted that losing his seat in the North East is a setback for the party ahead of next year’s General Election. The Tories lost their seat in the North East in last week’s election, with Labour taking two seats and UKIP winning their first ever […]

Labour MEPs jubilant at election win

Labour MEPs jubilant at election win

Labour’s new MEPs for the North East say they will “work their socks off” for the region. Jude Kirton-Darling and Paul Brannen were elected as the region’s MEPs, along with UKIP’s Jonathan Arnott. The Labour pair say they now want to focus on bringing more jobs to the region. Ms […]

UKIP MEP rules out Conservative pact

The newly-elected UKIP MEP for the North East has ruled out the party forming any pact with the Conservatives ahead of next year’s General Election. Following UKIPs win in this year’s European Parliament elections, some Conservatives, including former cabinet minister Lord Tebbit, have suggested they would support an agreement between […]

Sunderland Council Elections: Full Results

Sunderland Council Elections: Full Results

Sunderland City Council Election 2014 Results  Ward Name  Political Affiliation  Elected Councillor (votes)  Barnes  Labour  Michael Peter Essl  Castletown  Labour  Doris Macknight  Copt Hill  Independent  Anthony Allen (1,469)  Doxford  Labour  Betty Gibson (1,280)  Fullwell  Conservatives  George Edward Howe  Hendon  Labour  Barbara McClennan (1,162)  Hetton  Labour  John Cummings (1,470)  Houghton  Labour  Billy Turton  Millfield  Labour […]