Paul Edgeworth at the Hastings Hill subway

Houghton & Sunderland South

Paul Edgeworth is the Lib Dem candidate for the Houghton and Sunderland South constituency at the next General Election.

Paul was born and raised in Sunderland, attending Southmoor Comprehensive School as well as St Roberts in Washington. Paul currently works as Campaigns Manager for consumer organisation CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) working with volunteers, communities and organisations to secure changes in the law and to get support from the Government and local councils to help keep well-run local pubs open, alive and thriving.

Paul wants to provide an opposition voice for residents and to end decades of complacency from Labour MPs on Wearside.

This constituency covers Houghton, Hetton, Penshaw and Shiney Row, together with the Doxford Park, Farringdon, Grindon, Herrington, Lakeside, Pennywell, Silksworth, South Hylton, Springwell, Thorney Close and Tunstall areas of Sunderland.

Niall Hodson at Simpson Street School, Deptford

Sunderland Central

Niall Hodson is the Lib Dem parliamentary candidate for the Sunderland Central constituency.

Niall Hodson works as a curator and was elected as Liberal Democrat councillor for Millfield and Thornholme in 2016. He lives in Thornhill.

This constituency covers the areas of Ashbrooke, Ford, Fulwell, Grangetown, Hendon, High Barnes, Humbledon, Millfield, Pallion, Roker, Ryhope, Seaburn and Southwick.

Ciaran Morrissey standing in front of supporters holding Lib Dem diamond posters

Washington, Sunderland West & Gateshead South

Ciaran Morrissey is the Lib Dem parliamentary candidate for the Washington, Sunderland West and Gateshead South constituency.

Ciaran works in the insurance industry and lives in Sunderland. He was elected to Sunderland City Council in 2021.

This constituency covers Washington, Castletown, Downhill, Hylton Castle, Red House, Town End Farm and Witherwack - as well as Birtley and Lamesley in Gateshead.