Councillor Joan Meeks, Simonside and Rekendyke, Labour
Councillor Meeks sadly passed away on 27 December 2011. Councillor Meeks, of Ridley Grove, South Shields, was first elected to the Council’s Simonside and Rekendyke ward in June 2004. She was proud to represent the area she was born and brought up in, and was re-elected with a strong majority at last year’s Local Elections. An active member of the Labour Party for many years she was a former branch secretary of the old Tyne Dock and Simonside Labour Party and a driving force behind the old Rekendyke Partnership. A popular school governor, she was a leading advocate of the government’s Decent Homes programme.
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