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 retiring.

I am a member of the Labour Party and have been active in local politics for 32 years. During that time I have been privileged to represent the County Ward of Seaton and Newbiggin by the Sea West. However, this will be my first time as a Town Councillor and I am looking forward to the new challenges this will bring.

I am the current Chair of the North Seaton Community Centre and a Governor at the Josephine Butler Academy and have other roles in the Newbiggin by the Sea community.

I am a keen football fan and follow Sunderland Association Football Club, Ashington CFC and Newbiggin by the Sea FC each weekend along with my grandson’s team.