My name is Bob Walkinshaw and I am married to Mary and between us we have four sons.
I worked for 25 years in the mining industry as well as 13 years for the former Wansbeck District Council before retirement. I volunteer within our community being a Foundation Trustee for the Hirst Welfare Centre and with the Headway Central Northumberland Brain Injury Association.
I am a member of the Labour Party representing the Bothal Ward on the Town Council. I have a keen interest in improving the environment in Ashington.
My other interests include art, gardening, fishing, music and following Sunderland Association Football Club.