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Councillor Henry Trueman

Councillor Henry Trueman
07 May 2015
04 May 1995
Labour
Washington West
17 Monument View,
New Penshaw,
Houghton-le-Spring.
DH4 7JN
07789 922 335
As Deputy Leader I deputise for the Leader and have lead responsibility for matters relating to the 'Place' theme within the Council's outcome framework, with specific strategic leadership responsibility for the Attractive and Inclusive City, Sustainable Communities and Safer City and Culture Portfolios.

I also have overall responsibility for the efficient, co-ordinated management and use of the Council's human and ICT resources.

The Portfolio of Deputy Leader comprises the following responsibilities:-

- Corporate Human Resource Matters
- Corporate ICT Matters
- e-government Champion, Digital Challenge and e-inclusion
- Law and Governance Services
- Transactional Shared Services
- Elections, and
- Equality and Diversity

I am Vice Chairman of the Police and Crime Panel and am also Armed Forces Champion.

Having lived in Washington since 1999, I was proud to become a local Councillor for Washington West which I have represented since 1983 and where I now live with my wife Dorothy in Blackfell. Together we have two grown up children. Prior to becoming a Councillor, I worked for BT as an engineer for 24 years, supplying people with telephone equipment and helping people with special needs overcome communication difficulties.  While working for Pyrex (which later became Cornings) I was a union representative which started my interest in local politics.

I hold a Ward Surgery every second Saturday of the month (except August) between 10.30am and 11.30am at The Wheel Centre, Albany Village.

Election History

ElectedRetiredReason
Thu 4 May 1995 Wed 9 Jun 2004  
Thu 10 Jun 2004 Wed 2 May 2007  
Thu 3 May 2007 Wed 4 May 2011  
Thu 5 May 2011 Wed 6 May 2015  
Thu 7 May 2015  

Party Representation History

PartyRepresentation FromRepresentation To
LabourThu 4 May 1995 Wed 9 Jun 2004
LabourThu 10 Jun 2004 Wed 2 May 2007
LabourThu 3 May 2007 Wed 4 May 2011
LabourThu 5 May 2011 Wed 6 May 2015
LabourThu 7 May 2015

Ward Representation History

WardRepresentation FromRepresentation To
Washington WestThu 4 May 1995 Wed 9 Jun 2004
Washington WestThu 10 Jun 2004 Wed 2 May 2007
Washington WestThu 3 May 2007 Wed 4 May 2011
Washington WestThu 5 May 2011 Wed 6 May 2015
Washington WestThu 7 May 2015

Current Committee Memberships

CommitteeRoleJoining Date
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Appeals Panel Member18 May 2016
Cabinet Deputy Leader of the Council18 May 2016
Council Member18 May 2016
Human Resources Committee Vice-Chair18 May 2016
Joint Consultative Committee Member18 May 2016

Past Committee Memberships

CommitteeRoleJoining DateLeaving Date
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Parker Trust Member24 September 201424 September 2017
Emergency Committee of Cabinet Deputy Leader of the Council18 May 201616 May 2017
Washington Area Committee Member20 May 201517 May 2016
Standards Committee Chair20 May 201517 May 2016
Parker Memorial Home - Managing Trustees Member24 September 201417 May 2016

Current Outside Body Appointments

Past Outside Body Appointments

Outside BodyJoining DateLeaving Date
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Adult Partnership Board 20 May 2015 17 May 2016
Columbia Grange School 20 May 2015 17 May 2016
Local Government Association - General Assembly 20 May 2015 17 May 2016
ANEC Ltd - Leaders' and Elected Mayors' Group 20 May 2015 17 May 2016
Safer Sunderland Partnership 20 May 2015 17 May 2016

Personal Register of Interests

Date of NoticeReceipt by Monitoring Officer 
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07 December 200710 December 2007 View
09 February 200910 February 2009 View
17 November 200920 November 2009 View
21 March 201121 March 2011 View
21 February 201223 February 2012 View
24 July 201225 July 2012 View
26 June 201426 June 2014 View
08 February 201611 February 2016 View
20 April 201626 April 2016 View
22 August 201625 August 2016 View
10 November 201622 November 2016 View
11 July 201724 October 2017 View

Meeting Declarations

Committee NameMeeting DateNature 
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Cabinet25 July 2007Personal Interest View
Cabinet12 September 2007Personal and Prejudicial Interest dispensation granted from Standards Committee (see minutes) View
Cabinet16 January 2008Personal Interest View
Cabinet16 January 2008Personal Interest View
Cabinet16 January 2008Personal Interest View
Cabinet13 February 2008Personal Interest View
Cabinet13 February 2008Personal Interest View
Cabinet13 February 2008Personal Interest View
Cabinet26 June 2008Personal Interest View
Cabinet26 June 2008Personal Interest View
Cabinet (Briefings)26 June 2008Personal Interest View
Cabinet09 July 2008Personal Interest View
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I hold a Ward Surgery every second Saturday of the month (except during August) between 10.30am and 11.30am at The Wheel Centre, Albany Village.

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