Council Members


Councillor Les Burns


I have lived in Gateshead all my life and have been married to my wife Mary for the past 43 years.  I have worked in the parish since 1990 at Eighton Banks Village Hall, first as a youth worker then as a volunteer.  I joined the Parish Council in September 2022 and represent the Eighton Banks Ward.

I studied  at Northumbria University, followed by my PHD in Education at the University of Sheffield, I now teach for Sunderland University and Keel University in Educational Studies.  

I love to go on Cruises with my wife Mary which means we can see the world and enjoy life to the full.

I am very interested in supporting the community activities in the Eighton Banks Area and enjoy being on the Village Hall Committee where I have been chair person for the past five years.