My name is Jim Lang and I have lived in North Seaton with my wife Karen for 40 years bringing up two sons. I worked for 25 years in the mining industry before moving into the oil industry before retirement.

I am a member of the Labour Party and have been active in local politics for over 30 years, serving as a County Councillor for the Seaton and Newbiggin by the Sea West Ward. I am looking forward to the challenges of being both a County and Town Councillor.

I am the Chair of the North Seaton Community Centre and a Governor at the Josephine Butler Academy as well as serving in other roles within the community.

I have a keen interest in local football and follow Sunderland AFC, Ashington CFC and Newbiggin by the Sea FC each weekend along with my grandson’s team.