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LOCAL ELECTIONS: Meet the candidates vying for your vote to become Mayor of North Tyneside

 

Meet the candidates vying for your vote to become Mayor of North Tyneside

In the upcoming local elections, five candidates are vying for the position of Mayor of North Tyneside. The current Mayor, Labour's Norma Redfearn is defending the role, and was first elected in 2013. Her priorities include regeneration of the area and working to combat climate change.

The Conservative candidate is British Gas engineer and former Royal Marine Steven Robinson who, if elected will focus on tackling anti social behaviour and wants to freeze council tax.

The Liberal Democrat candidate is John Appleby, the former head of mechanical engineering at Newcastle University. He believes the Climate Emergency should be a top priority and hopes to encourage and enable more people to walk and cycle in the region.
The UKIP candidate is Jack Thomson who believes the local establishment have ignored the needs of the people of North Tyneside and that needs to change.
Running for the Green Party is Penny Remfry, a North Tyneside resident for almost 50 years, who says we need to build back from the pandemic in a green way, reducing fossil fuels and shifting to electricity.
Here we speak to Labour's Norma Redfearn and Steven Robinson of the Conservatives.
You will be able to hear from the remaining candidates during our programme on Tuesday from 6pm.


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