Liberal Democrats have chosen experienced local Councillor Frank Hindle to fight the Gateshead Constituency at the coming general election.
Frank said “I am delighted to have the backing of our party members, and am looking forward to taking the battle to Labour and to speaking up for local people.
“People are tired of Gordon Brown and of being let down by Labour, but know that the Tories won’t be good for Gateshead.
“It is time for a change in how the country is run, and in how Gateshead is represented. If elected my key priorities will be keeping in touch with local people, working for more and better jobs for them, and for improvements in health and the environment.”
The Gateshead constituency covers nearly half of the Gateshead Council area and includes Dunston, Lobley Hill, Bensham, Saltwell, Low Fell, Wrekenton and Felling.
Frank has been a Lib Dem councillor in Low Fell since 1991 and is deputy leader of the opposition on Gateshead Council. At the last general election he was Lib Dem candidate for Gateshead East & Washington West, and took second place, with Labour’s majority cut by 4500.
He has worked closely with Lib Dem MEP Fiona Hall and was election agent in her successful election campaigns in 2004 and again this June.