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Councillor Stuart Porthouse

Councillor Stuart Porthouse
07 May 2015
01 May 2003
St. Chad's
8 Careen Crescent
Middle Herrington
0191 5282643
07833 401 494
This is my second term as St Chad’s Councillor, previously elected 2003 until 2007.  I was born in West Herrington and have lived in Middle Herrington for the last 23 years.  I retired (sacked) from the British Coal Corporation as Chief Mechanical Engineer when the previous Tory Government closed all the deep mines in the North East putting thousands out of work.  I am closely involved in the local community as a School Governor at Farringdon Primary School which has changed from Ofsted “Notice to Improve” to “Good with outstanding features”.  I chair the Sunderland South Forum, a registered charity which “Works with the Community for the Community”.  I am also a Director on the Management Committee of the Jubilee Centre. My other interests outside politics include the ‘North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers’ (The Mining Institute) as a Trustee.  The Mining Institute is a registered Charity incorporated by Royal Charter from Queen Victoria 1876 and a supplemental charter from Queen Elizabeth II 2005. The Mining Institute houses the Nicholas Wood Memorial Library, an archival library considered to be of National and International importance.  I am a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining and the Mining Institute of which I had the honour to be President 2006-07.  I also served as Hon Secretary and Hon Treasurer for several years.  My other interests include playing golf at Wearside Golf Club where I was Seniors Captain for 2008 and 2009.

St Chad's Ward Surgeries are as follows:

Councillors Stuart Porthouse, Gillian Galbraith and Darryl Dixon,

11.00am- 12.00pm Wednesday 2nd May - Jubilee Centre , Allendale Road, Farringdon

5.00pm – 6.00pm Wednesday 2nd May - Methodist Chapel, Crow Lane, Middle Herrington


Election History

Thu 1 May 2003 Wed 2 May 2007  
Thu 5 May 2011 Wed 6 May 2015  
Thu 7 May 2015  

Party Representation History

PartyRepresentation FromRepresentation To
LabourThu 1 May 2003 Wed 2 May 2007
LabourThu 5 May 2011 Wed 6 May 2015
LabourThu 7 May 2015

Ward Representation History

WardRepresentation FromRepresentation To
St. Chad'sThu 1 May 2003 Wed 2 May 2007
St. Chad'sThu 5 May 2011 Wed 6 May 2015
St. Chad'sThu 7 May 2015

Current Committee Memberships

Past Committee Memberships

CommitteeRoleJoining DateLeaving Date
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West Sunderland Area Committee Member20 May 201517 May 2016
Council Member20 May 201517 May 2016
Development Control (Hetton, Houghton and Washington) Sub-Committee Member20 May 201517 May 2016
Development Control (South Sunderland) Sub-Committee Chairman20 May 201517 May 2016
Planning and Highways Committee Member20 May 201517 May 2016

Current Outside Body Appointments

Past Outside Body Appointments

Outside BodyJoining DateLeaving Date
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Farringdon Academy 20 May 2015 17 May 2016
Jubilee Centre, Farringdon 20 May 2015 17 May 2016
Mayor's Fund for Necessitous Children 10 June 2014 19 May 2015
Farringdon Academy 10 June 2014 19 May 2015
Farringdon Academy 15 May 2013 10 June 2014

Personal Register of Interests

Date of NoticeReceipt by Monitoring Officer 
24 May 201124 May 2011 View
14 September 201214 September 2012 View
01 July 201402 July 2014 View
22 June 201530 June 2015 View

Meeting Declarations

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Wednesday 4th April 2018 at 4.00pm – 5.00pm Community Room, Aldenham Tower, Lakeside Village

Wednesday 4th April 2018 5.00pm – 6.00pm Methodist Chapel, Crow Lane, Middle Herrington.

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