My name is Elsdon William Turnbull but I am better known as 'Ely'.  I have lived in Ashington for over 60 years and I am married to Maureen with two sons and four grandchildren who all live locally.

I am particlularly interested in improving leisure facilities in Ashington, attracting businesses and employment opportunities as well as improving the environment.  

I am a Treasurer to a local charity and trustee on a company pension scheme and actively raise funds for local charities.

I am a Labour Party member and represent the Central Ward on the Town Council.  I am keen to talk to local people about issues that concern them and try to make a positive difference to their lives. 

I enjoy keeping fit having competed in seventeen Great North Runs, taking part in sponsored bike rides as well as playing golf on the links at Newbiggin by the Sea.  I also enjoy gardening and being in my greenhouse.