Meet your councillor

Ponteland has 12 elected Town Councillors, with three in each of its four wards. There are also four Ponteland County Councillors.

  • North Ward

    Richard Dodd

    Richard Dodd

    Born and bred in Northumberland, Richard can trace both sides of his family back to the Border Reivers. He was born in Great Whittington and began farming upon his father’s death […]

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  • Christine Greenwell

    Christine Greenwell

    Christine Greenwell is married with three children, eight grandchildren and one great-granddaughter and has lived in Ponteland since 1996. She worked for over 20 years for an Italian white goods […]

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  • Adam Shanley

    Adam Shanley

    Adam has been a resident of Ponteland for the past seven years and believes passionately in serving and improving the local community. He was elected to the North Ward of […]

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  • East Ward

    Christine Caisley

    Christine Caisley

    Christine Caisley has been a Town Councillor since November 2010. A practice nurse, she is married with two sons, the youngest of whom attended Ponteland High School, and has lived […]

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  • Sue Johnson

    Sue Johnson

    Sue Johnson became a councillor in May 2013 and sits on the Planning and Environment committees.  She is also a member of the Footpath User Group, where a dozen residents […]

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  • Lesley Noble

    Lesley Noble

    Lesley Noble has lived in Ponteland for more than 20 years and says she is passionate that the special and unique character of Ponteland should be maintained. She has been […]

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  • South Ward

    Peter Cowey

    Peter Cowey

    Peter was first encouraged to stand as a councillor during his nine years as chairman of Ponteland Lawn Tennis Club. He had managed to organise the replacement of an old rickety wooden clubhouse with […]

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  • Robin Ramsay MBE

    Robin Ramsay MBE

    Robin Ramsay MBE first joined the Council in 1979 for four years until 1983, rejoining in 2003, and was chair of the Parish Council from 2007 to 2009. When the […]

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  • Carl Rawlings (Mayor)

    Carl Rawlings (Mayor)

    Carl has lived in Ponteland for 28 years and he believes in maintaining Ponteland as a good place to live. His working career was in business; 35 years in the […]

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  • West Ward

    Joyce Butcher (Deputy Mayor)

    Joyce Butcher (Deputy Mayor)

    Joyce Butcher has lived in Ponteland for 37 years and has represented the West Ward for ten years and was elected Deputy Mayor in May 2014. She sits on the […]

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  • Elizabeth E Thompson

    Elizabeth E Thompson

    Liz Thompson has been a Councillor since the elections in May 2007. She was initially elected to represent Ponteland West Ward for what was then the Parish Council and Castle […]

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  • Alan Varley

    Alan Varley

    Alan Varley, born in Lancaster and educated at Lancaster Royal Grammar School, has lived in Ponteland since 1985 and has worked for UK Border Force (formerly UK Immigration Service) since 1970, […]

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