My name is Pauline Thompson and I represent the Hirst Ward on Ashington Town Council.  

I was previously a Councillor on Wansbeck District Council and I am a member of the Labour Party. 

I am particularly interested in environmental matters and the regeneration of Ashington as well as community involvement.  

Apart from Town Council business I work voluntarily as CEO for a large youth organisation in Northumberland as well as volunteering on a regular basis with the Wansbeck Valley Food Bank.

I have a particular interest in physical and mental disabilities and run the Alligator Klub, for adults with learning disabilities, which meets monthly in Ashington.