Wendy Hillary – Your local Labour Candidate

I am a married mother of five adult children and grandmother to nine grandchildren. I have been a lifelong Labour voter, selected as a moderate and progressive candidate, leading an active role in the Aycliffe East Branch of the Labour Party and have experience as a union representative with the Public and Commercial Services Union in the Civil Service.

I have served the residents of Shafto / St. Mary’s Ward since April 2012, when I gave a commitment to attend meetings. I have fulfilled that promise, sitting on committees for Policy and Resources, Environment and Recreation, as well as several sub committees.

I have twice been honoured to be elected as Mayor of Great Aycliffe and Chair of Great Aycliffe Town Council. During the recent pandemic, due to shielding restrictions, I have been undertaking the role of Chair of the Town Council.

I have a track record of achievement in supporting constituents and resolving issues. Some of the issues I’ve successfully addressed have included, tackling anti social behaviour, reporting uneven pavements and grass cutting issues and having dog bins installed. During the recent lockdown, my husband and I ran a highly successful project to equip local school children with much needed laptops and tablets.

With your mandate and support, I will continue to ensure that your views and neighbourhood voice will be heard at Town Council meetings. I will also continue to provide prompt and detailed responses to any individual concerns that may be raised with me.

As a resident I strongly support measures that enable the Town Council to continue delivering high quality, value for money, efficient services to the area, while at the same time enhancing the town and community in which we all live.

I am standing for re-election for the Shafto / St. Mary’s Ward in the Town Council election and also standing for Aycliffe East Division in the Durham County Council election.

If you place your trust in me I will continue to provide a strong voice on Great Aycliffe Town Council. I will also be able to capitalise on the experience I have gained as Town Councillor and bring this to use as an effective County Councillor, as your representative at Durham County Council.