2017 candidate for Durham County Council in the Lanchester Ward (Lanchester, Burnhope and Castleside), and for Lanchester Parish Council. 2020 parliamentary candidate for the new, and wide open, seat of West Durham and Teesdale. No party affiliation; I do not even use the word "Independent". Freelance journalist, available for work. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Accepts PayPal.