Grindon, Springwell and Thorney Close

Lib Dems working hard for Grindon, Hastings Hill, Springwell and Thorney Close

Councillor Paul Edgeworth

Paul Edgeworth was born and bred in Sunderland, attending Valley Road, Richard Avenue, Southmoor and St Roberts schools. He describes himself as a proud Mackem. Paul was elected as a councillor for Grindon, Hastings Hill, Springwell and Thorney Close in 2021. Paul is leader of the opposition Liberal Democrats group on Sunderland City Council, fighting for a fair deal for local people and holding Sunderland Labour's Council bosses to account. Outside of politics, Paul is Campaigns & Communications Manager at CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale.

Correspondence address: 
✉️ Liberal Democrat Office, City Hall, Plater Way, Sunderland, SR1 3AA


☎️ 07435 753950



Paul Edgeworth at the Hastings Hill subway

Councillor Margaret Crosby

Margaret Crosby spent decades working as a teacher in primary schools across Sunderland, and more recently has been a carer for a family member. Margaret is a keen cook, baker, gardener and takes an interest in local history. She was elected as councillor for Grindon, Hastings Hill, Springwell and Thorney Close in 2019. Margaret is always out and about working to keep the community clean and tidy. She has successfully campaigned to roll-out more lifesaving defibrillators across the city.

Correspondence address: 
✉️ 8 Woodside, East Herrington, Sunderland, SR3 3SJY


☎️ 07810 056486



Councillor Margaret Crosby in Springwell

Councillor Stephen O'Brien 

Stephen O'Brien was elected as the first ever Lib Dem councillor for Grindon, Hastings Hill, Springwell and Thorney Close, winning a sensational by-election victory in January 2017 - the first time anyone had ever beaten Labour in this area. Since then, Stephen has worked tirelessly to improve services for his community and to stop bad decisions and wasteful spending by the Labour-run Council. Stephen takes a keen interest in providing more social and council housing, having grown up in Pennywell before his family home was demolished by Labour's council bosses.

Correspondence address: 
✉️ Liberal Democrat Office, City Hall, Plater Way Sunderland, SR1 3AA

💻 cllr.stephen.o'

☎️07788 190210


Stephen O'Brien on Sunningdale Road in Springwell

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