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.

“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.”

In addition to being a ward councillor, David has led the Green Group on South Tyneside Council since May 2021. He sits on the People Select Committee, the Place Select Committee, Overview & Scrutiny Committee and the Education & Skills Panel. David is also a member of the Climate Change Working Group, which was established following the council’s declaration of a Climate Emergency in July 2019.

David is currently on the board or the Association of Green Councillors and has written for Bright Green and Green World

David holds regular surgeries at Ocean Road Community Centre.

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Cllr David Francis

c/o Town Hall

South Shields

Tyne and Wear

Ne33 2RL

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