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Councillor James Blackburn

Councillor James Blackburn
05 May 2016
10 June 2004
Labour
Hetton
8 Hartside Gardens,
Easington Lane,
Houghton-le-Spring.
DH5 0NQ
0191 5171480
07990 801 569

I was born and have lived most of my life at Easington Lane, Hetton-le-Hole.  I represent Easington Lane as a Councillor on Hetton Town Council and the larger Hetton Ward area since 2004 as a Sunderland City Councillor.  I am married to Jennie and we have two children, two grandchildren and three great grand children.  I worked for over thirty years within the clothing and footwear, retail and manufacturing sector.  My interests include computing, reading and travelling.  (We've been to Hell and back) located on Grand Cayman.  My wife and I both enjoy a bit of DIY, me doing the work and Jennie supervising (watching).

Hetton Ward Councillors hold the following ward surgeries:-

The below ward surgeries will be held 9.00am - 10.00am at Moorsley Residents Association, The Hut, Moorsley Road, Hetton le Hole, DH5 0RJ.

 5th October 2018

4th January 2019

5th April 2019

The below ward surgeries will be held 9.00am - 10.00am at St Cuthberts Church Hall, North Street, East Rainton, DH5 9QF.

7th September 2018

7th December 2018

1st March 2019

The below ward surgeries will be held 9.00am - 10.00am at ELCAP, The Brickgarth, Easington Lane, DH5 0LE. 

2nd November 2018

1 February 2019

3 May 2019

The first Friday of every month September 18 - June 19 ward surgeries will be held at 10.15am - 11.15am at The Hetton Centre, Welfare Road, Hetton le Hole.


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Election History

ElectedRetiredReason
Thu 10 Jun 2004 Wed 30 Apr 2008  
Thu 1 May 2008 Wed 2 May 2012  
Thu 3 May 2012 Wed 4 May 2016  
Thu 5 May 2016  

Party Representation History

PartyRepresentation FromRepresentation To
LabourThu 10 Jun 2004 Wed 30 Apr 2008
LabourThu 1 May 2008 Wed 2 May 2012
LabourThu 3 May 2012 Wed 4 May 2016
LabourThu 5 May 2016

Ward Representation History

WardRepresentation FromRepresentation To
HettonThu 10 Jun 2004 Wed 30 Apr 2008
HettonThu 1 May 2008 Wed 2 May 2012
HettonThu 3 May 2012 Wed 4 May 2016
HettonThu 5 May 2016

Current Committee Memberships

CommitteeRoleJoining Date
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Appeals Panel Member18 May 2016
Coalfield Area Committee Member18 May 2016
Council Member18 May 2016
Economic Prosperity Scrutiny Committee Member18 May 2016
Licensing Committee Vice-Chair18 May 2016

Past Committee Memberships

CommitteeRoleJoining DateLeaving Date
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Regulatory Committee Chair20 May 201517 May 2016
Samuel Dobson Trust Member20 May 201517 May 2016
Licensing Committee Vice-Chair20 May 201517 May 2016
Council Member20 May 201517 May 2016
Coalfield Area Committee Member20 May 201517 May 2016

Current Outside Body Appointments

Past Outside Body Appointments

Outside BodyJoining DateLeaving Date
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Easington Lane Community Access Point 18 May 2016 16 May 2017
Tyne and Wear Trading Standards Joint Committee 18 May 2016 16 May 2017
Hetton Town Trust 18 May 2016 16 May 2017
Hetton Town Trust 20 May 2015 17 May 2016
Tyne and Wear Trading Standards Joint Committee 20 May 2015 17 May 2016

Personal Register of Interests

Date of NoticeReceipt by Monitoring Officer 
18 July 200727 July 2007 View
01 December 200801 December 2008 View
20 November 200920 November 2009 View
21 November 201128 November 2011 View
21 May 201221 May 2012 View
30 July 201231 July 2012 View
09 May 201310 May 2013 View
01 July 201402 July 2014 View
09 July 201523 July 2015 View
23 May 201601 June 2016 View

Meeting Declarations

Committee NameMeeting DateNature 
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Development Control (Hetton, Houghton and Washington) Sub-Committee03 June 2008Personal Interest View
Development Control (Hetton, Houghton and Washington) Sub-Committee03 June 2008Personal Interest View
Cabinet26 June 2008Personal Interest View
Cabinet26 June 2008Personal and Prejudicial Interest View
Cabinet26 June 2008Personal Interest View
Cabinet26 June 2008Personal Interest View
Cabinet26 June 2008Personal Interest View
Cabinet26 June 2008Personal Interest View
Cabinet26 June 2008Personal Interest View
Development Control (Hetton, Houghton and Washington) Sub-Committee01 July 2008Personal Interest View
Development Control (Hetton, Houghton and Washington) Sub-Committee01 July 2008Personal Interest View
Cabinet09 July 2008Personal Interest View
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I hold my Ward Surgery every first Tuesday of the month (except August) between 10.30am and 11.30am at The Hetton Centre. Also I will be holding an additional Ward Surgery on Tuesday 5th April 2011 between 9.30am and 10.20am at Easington Lane Library, High Street, Easington Lane and at 11.45am at St. Cuthbert's Church Hall, North Street, East Rainton.

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