It has been my privilege to serve the residents of Tynemouth as their ward councillor for the last seven years.
During this time I have been lucky enough to meet and help many hundreds of people.
I would like to thank everyone who voted for me last Thursday. I would also like to thank my team who worked tirelessly during the election period. We know how and why we lost.
May I congratulate Frances on her victory. I am sure she will be a worthy councillor who will represent residents from all parts of Tynemouth Ward.