City Council Candidates

Hilary Johnson

Treasurer
Data Protection Officer
Candidate for Washington East Ward

I am a Chartered Accountant and work at a manufacturing company in South Shields.  I have lived within the City of Sunderland for most of my life and currently live in Teal Farm.

Sam Johnston

Communications Officer
Association Secretary
Candidate for St Peter's Ward

I currently serve as the Association Secretary and Communications Officer - a wide-ranging brief that gives me responsibilities from taking minutes at meetings to maintaining this website.

Lyall Reed

Events Officer
Candidate for St Michael's Ward

I am currently the Events Officer for the City Association and Young Conservatives as well as the Council Candidate for St Michael's Ward. I am also currently studying History and Politics at Northumbria University.

Gregory Peacock

Constituency Officer (Washington and Sunderland West)
Candidate for St. Anne's Ward

I am the Conservative candidate for St Anne’s Ward in the May 2021 local elections. 

Chris Burnicle

Constituency Officer (Houghton and Sunderland South)
Candidate for St. Chad's Ward

I was born in Sunderland and attended Barnes Infant and Junior school, then Thornhill Comprehensive School.

Richard Dunn

Candidate for Barnes Ward

My name is Richard Dunn and I currently work as a secondary lead teacher in a SEN school.

Michael Hartnack

Candidate for Fulwell Ward

I am a former senior police officer having served for thirty years in Northumbria, Cleveland and The Royal Ulster Constabulary.  A highlight of my policing career, was serving as Deputy Area Commander for Sunderland.

John Deemz

Candidate for Shiney Row Ward

I am a veteran and have lived in Sunderland for most of my life.

Penny Jones

Candidate for Silksworth Ward

I am the Conservative candidate for Silksworth Ward, where I live, and I am currently studying LL. B Law at the University of Sunderland and hope to train for a career in the legal sector. 

Simon Ayre

Candidate for Hendon Ward

I am a nurse practitioner who has been a committed public servant all my professional life.