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 Silksworth 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 Ryhope Ward

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

My two drives for the city are to make it Cleaner and Safer for everyone.

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.

Jack Simm

Chairman of Sunderland Young Conservatives
Candidate for St. Peter's Ward

I am the Chairman for the Sunderland Young Conservatives and the candidate for St Peter's Ward.

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.

Penny Jones

Candidate for Doxford Ward

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.