Wearside Independents 2. Wearside city (created 1992), with inhabitants known as 'Mackems' deriving from the shipbuilding industry. Also includes Houghton-le-Spring and Washington new town.
Hetton has a byelection on 30 September (held by Labour). The UK Independence Party group disbanded in August 2021; Pam Mann (St Anne's) moved to the Conservatives while Steven Bewick (Ryhope) and Keith Jenkins (Redhill) formed the Wearside Independents.
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