Joint Transport Committee Tyne and Wear Sub Committee Membership

Gateshead

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Newcastle

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North Tyneside

Vice Chair

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South Tyneside

Chair

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Sunderland

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Graeme Miller

Graeme Miller

Councillor Graeme Miller, Leader of Sunderland City Council, Thematic Lead for Economic Development and Digital. Councillor Miller is responsible for oversight of Economic Development and Regeneration Advisory Board (EDRAB) and key issues including Enterprise Zones and key employment sites, international trade and investment, Brexit and other relevant policy areas such as Industrial Strategy and UK Shared Prosperity Fund. Labour

Cllr Miller was appointed Leader of the Council in May 2018. He was first elected to the council in 2006 to represent Washington South ward where he is also school governor.

Before becoming Leader, Cllr Miller was the Cabinet’s portfolio holder for Health, Housing and Adult Services. Cllr Miller is particularly passionate about mental health as the basis for good overall health and wellbeing and he is a Health and Mental Health Champion for the city. He is a member of City Hospitals Sunderland Foundation Trust’s Council of Governors and Chair of Age UK Sunderland. He also represents the council and city on a number of bodies and organisations including the North East Combined Authority Leadership Board and North East Local Enterprise Partnership.

As Leader, Cllr Miller’s focus is continuing to work in partnership on the city’s economic regeneration, building on progress in relation to housing and infrastructure development and skills and employment opportunities.