David Francis 

 Beacon & Bents 

David Francis became South Tyneside’s first Green Party councillor when he was elected to represent Beacon & Bents Ward in May 2019. He was re-elected in 2023 and is now Leader of the Opposition on South Tyneside Council.

“I was interested in politics from a very early age – two of my childhood heroes were Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King! Despite this, it wasn’t until 2010 that I decided to become actively involved in local campaigning, which led me to joining the Green Party a few years later. I’m very proud to call South Shields home and to represent the community as a local councillor.”

David is currently Co-Chair of the Association of Green Councillors and has written for Bright Green and Green World

David holds regular surgeries at Ocean Road Community Centre.

 David’s Committee & Working Group Memberships 

People Select Committee, Overview & Scrutiny Committee, People & Organisational Development Committee, Riverside Community Area Forum.

 Surgery Times 

For surgery info please visit the councils website.

 Ward Updates 


Cllr Sue Stonehouse Tackles Marine Waste

Cllr Sue Stonehouse Tackles Marine Waste

Sue Stonehouse, Councillor for the Beacon & Bents ward, has taken proactive steps towards mitigating the environmental impact of fishing by arranging the installation of fishing line recycling waste containers at Harbour View, on the riverside of the River Tyne. 

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