My name is Matthew Cuthbert and I was born in Ashington, raised and educated in Newbiggin by the Sea, before going to high school in Morpeth.

I currently work in the Medical Records Department at the Dental Hospital in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. I spent several years living in Newcastle upon Tyne and Gateshead before moving back to Ashington.

I am an active member of the local Labour Party and represent the Bothal Ward on the Town Council. I am proud to hail from Ashington and hope I can help make it an even better place to live in. I will look to work with Town and County Councillors to attract investment, jobs and visitors into the town.

My other interests include cooking, reading and walking.

If residents of the Bothal Ward have any issues, or ideas, they would like to bring to my attention please feel free to leave a message or send me an email and I will get back to you.