My name is Lawrence Henderson and I have lived in Ashington all my life and was educated at Wansbeck and Bothal Schools.  

I worked in the farming and coal industries and then spent almost 30 years at Ashington and Wansbeck Hospitals.  Although now retired I am still active in in the Unison union.  I am a member of the Bernicia Tenants Panel with the aim of improving the quality of social housing in the town.

I am a member of the Labour Party and proud to represent the Central Ward in the town having become a Town Councillor in 2009.  

In my spare time I enjoy gardening and as well as having an interest in the history of the area.