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Councillor Melville Speding

Councillor Melville Speding
22 May 2014
04 May 2000
Labour
Shiney Row
8 West Lea,
New Herrington,
Houghton-le-Spring.
DH4 4LH
0191 5840242
As Cabinet Secretary I provide support and assistance to the Leader with responsibility for all matters relating to the 'People' theme within the Council's outcomes framework and have specific strategic leadership responsibility for the Children and Learning City, Health and Well-Being and Responsive Local Services and Customer Care Portfolios.

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

The Cabinet Secretary Portfolio comprises the following responsibilities:-

- Budgetary and Financial Affairs
- Strategic Management of Council Land and Buildings
- Port of Sunderland
- Strategic Procurement Champion
- Efficiency Champion
- Risk Management Champion
- Performance Management, and
- Emergency Planning

I was honoured to be elected to represent Shiney Row Ward in 2000.  I am also a Governor at both Barnwell and Shiney Row Primary Schools. In my spare time I am involved in grass roots football as a divisional representative on the Durham County Football Association Limited where I Chair the County Youth Committee.

I hold Ward Surgeries as follows:

Every first Saturday of the month between 10.00am and 11.00am at Trinity Methodist Church, Shiney Row

Every last Wednesday of the month from 1.00pm and 2.00pm at Penshaw Community Centre, Wensleydale Avenue, Penshaw, Houghton-le-Spring, DH4 7PD

Election History

ElectedRetiredReason
Thu 4 May 2000 Wed 9 Jun 2004  
Thu 10 Jun 2004 Wed 3 May 2006  
Thu 4 May 2006 Wed 5 May 2010  
Thu 6 May 2010 Wed 21 May 2014  
Thu 22 May 2014  

Party Representation History

PartyRepresentation FromRepresentation To
LabourThu 4 May 2000 Wed 9 Jun 2004
LabourThu 10 Jun 2004 Wed 3 May 2006
LabourThu 4 May 2006 Wed 5 May 2010
LabourThu 6 May 2010 Wed 21 May 2014
LabourThu 22 May 2014

Ward Representation History

WardRepresentation FromRepresentation To
Shiney RowThu 4 May 2000 Wed 9 Jun 2004
Shiney RowThu 10 Jun 2004 Wed 3 May 2006
Shiney RowThu 4 May 2006 Wed 5 May 2010
Shiney RowThu 6 May 2010 Wed 21 May 2014
Shiney RowThu 22 May 2014

Current Committee Memberships

CommitteeRoleJoining Date
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Appeals Panel Member18 May 2016
Audit and Governance Committee Member18 May 2016
Cabinet Cabinet Secretary18 May 2016
Children's Trust Cabinet Secretary18 May 2016
Coalfield Area Committee Member18 May 2016

Past Committee Memberships

CommitteeRoleJoining DateLeaving Date
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Parker Trust Member24 September 201424 September 2017
Children's Trust Cabinet Secretary20 May 201517 May 2016
Samuel Dobson Trust Member20 May 201517 May 2016
Parker Memorial Home - Managing Trustees Member24 September 201417 May 2016
Sunderland Adults Partnership Board Member20 May 201517 May 2016

Personal Register of Interests

Date of NoticeReceipt by Monitoring Officer 
04 February 200806 February 2008 View
26 March 200926 March 2009 View
17 November 200925 November 2009 View
12 November 201015 November 2010 View
21 February 201223 February 2012 View
22 October 201208 November 2012 View
27 May 201402 June 2014 View
07 March 201608 March 2016 View
17 October 201618 October 2016 View
10 November 201622 December 2016 View
20 September 201720 September 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
Cabinet13 February 2008Personal Interest View
Cabinet13 February 2008Personal and Prejudicial Interest View
Cabinet13 February 2008Personal Interest View
Cabinet13 February 2008Personal Interest View
Coalfield Area Committee05 June 2008Personal and Prejudicial Interest View
Coalfield Area Committee05 June 2008Personal Interest View
Cabinet26 June 2008Personal Interest View
Cabinet26 June 2008Personal and Prejudicial Interest View
Cabinet26 June 2008Personal and Prejudicial Interest View
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I hold my Ward Surgery every first Saturday of the month between 10.00am and 11.00am at Trinity Methodist Church, Shiney Row.

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