Transport North East Committee Membership

Durham

Vice Chair

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Gateshead

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Newcastle

Chair

Nick Forbes

Nick Forbes

Councillor Nick Forbes, Leader of Newcastle City Council and Thematic Lead for Transport and Digital Connectivity, Combined Authority Labour

A councillor since 2000, Nick was elected Leader of Newcastle City Council in 2011. As well as chairing the Council’s Cabinet, he represents the city on a range of bodies and is Vice Chair of Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Authority. A member of Labour’s National Policy Forum, Nick chairs FRESH, the campaign for a Smoke Free North East. He is also Vice Chair of the Core Cities Cabinet and leads for Labour Local Government nationally on Children and Young People issues. Nick trained in the NHS and is Chief Executive of Involve NE, a regional charity established to give a voice to communities in health and care service planning and delivery.

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North Tyneside

Vice Chair

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Northumberland

Vice Chair

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South Tyneside

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Iain Malcolm

Iain Malcolm

Councillor Iain Malcolm, Leader of South Tyneside Council and Thematic Lead for Economic Development and Regeneration, Combined Authority Labour

Leader of South Tyneside Council, Iain has been an elected Member since 1988 and chairs and sits on a number of regional committees. Previously he was Chief of Staff to the Leader of the European Parliamentary Labour Party. In 2001, he was appointed Chief Executive of Sovereign Strategy, public affairs consultancy.

Sunderland

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