Frank Hindle has been a passionate campaigner for his area for many years, successfully campaigning on issues ranging from traffic and the state of local parks, to making sure that the NHS on Tyneside retains local inpatient beds for people with severe mental illness.
Born in Newcastle but moving to Gateshead when he was 10, Frank has lived in the town for most of his life. He was a local Councillor for 25 years and was leader of the opposition from 2011 to 2015. He is a former teacher and lecturer, becoming head of computing at Northumbria University in 2001. He left the University in 2010 to concentrate on his role as a Councillor.
Frank believes that key issues in this election are opposing a damaging hard Brexit, the consequences of which will hurt many people in Gateshead, together with ensuring that vital services such as the NHS, care services and education are properly resourced, that job and housing prospects in Gateshead are improved and that residents have a member of parliament who they know they can contact and hear from, and who will speak up for them.
Frank has been a governor and Chair of Governors at a local school that went from satisfactory to outstanding. He has worked with local community charities, and during his time on Gateshead Council he met and dealt with leaders from a range of agencies such as NHS bodies, as well as Council departments. This experience means he is experienced at representing people, dealing with complex issues and finding solutions to problems. He is well placed to take on the role of a member of parliament.
Frank has also written several occasional columns for The Journal and in his spare time enjoys fell walking and listening to jazz.
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