My name is Elsdon William Turnbull but I am better known as Ely.

I am a member of the Labour Party and have represented the Central Ward from 2013.

Over the last four years we have seen great improvements in Ashington, in particular the new Ashington Leisure Centre and library, the remodelled main street and the Ashington Memorial Garden. I am looking forward to the continued development of the North East Quarter regeneration scheme.  

I enjoy keeping fit and regularly play golf at Newbiggin by the Sea Golf Club. I also enjoy my garden and greenhouse.