Why I am standing for Prudhoe South …

“I am proud to be doing my bit to fight the spread of the virus” says Jonathan Wheeler, Labour Candidate for Prudhoe South 

Jonathan is certainly doing his bit to fight Covid-19 by volunteering to administer the vaccine. He has completed specialist training and is ready to go! Jonathan says “I feel honoured to be accepted as a volunteer – I’m hoping to make a difference to my community by helping us to begin to return to normal. Being a County Councillor for Prudhoe South, will give me the chance to help people in my community on a regular basis; it would be a dream come true”. 

The urge to help the community is in Jonathan’s veins – both his parents are trained counsellors. In his previous job he spent several years as a GMB Union representative, supporting members in important meetings, fighting for better working conditions, and ensuring health & safety regulations were adhered to. 

“Great news for our young people” says Duncan Couchman, Prudhoe Town Councillor 

Labour and independent Prudhoe Town Councillors have worked together to show how much they value our young people and were delighted when Prudhoe Town Council awarded a whopping £180,000 to renew the concrete skate park at Highfield Park, and a further £20,000 towards youth inspired projects. 

Jonathan Wheeler is the local council candidate for Prudhoe South.

Jonathan says: “I am truly honoured to have been selected to stand as the Labour Party Candidate in Prudhoe South in next May’s Northumberland County Council elections. 

I have lived in Prudhoe for nearly three years now, keep an allotment here, volunteer locally, and will very soon be working in the town too. In that time, I’ve fallen in the love with the place I’m now proud to call home, particularly the way an independent spirit and a great sense of community go together hand in hand.

It will be the honour of a lifetime to stand as a candidate for Councillor in Prudhoe South ward. If elected, I will grasp the opportunity to work with individuals and organisations with innovative ideas for the betterment of the town, and I will make it a priority to give local voluntary organisations the support they need to thrive. In these difficult times we need more than ever to come together as a community, and as your councillor I would work tirelessly to ensure that we are there to support each and every resident of Prudhoe South in their time of need.”