In the Outer West of Newcastle, Chapel Ward comprises Abbey Far, Abbey Grange, Chapel House, Chapel Park, St John’s, West Meadows and North Walbottle.
Ernie Shorton (pictured right on a community litter pick) is the local campaigner and Newcastle upon Tyne Community First spokesman for Chapel Ward.
Ernie worked for many years in George’s shop in Chapel House.
He has a proven track record of action locally and, as the Westerhope candidate at the 2016 local elections, he achieved more votes than the Lib Dems and Conservatives combined. A substantial proportion of Westerhope Ward will be incorporated into Chapel.
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