#1forequality in the north east

 #1forEquality is a campaign led by Just Fair and The Equality Trust, and supported by many groups and individuals, to urge the UK Government to implement the Socio-Economic Duty by commencing Section 1 of the Equality Act.

In the run up to the 2nd May 2019 elections we worked alongside Poverty2Solutions, approaching candidates for councillor and mayoral positions across the North East to promote the implementation of section 1 of the Equality Act 2010. See which candidates and councillors supported the campaign:

Newcastle Upon Tyne

Clare Andrews

Oskar Avery

Jamie Driscoll

Anya Durrant

Andrew Gray

Karen Kilgour

Kami Kundi

Joyce McCarty

Shehla Khatoon Naqvi

Stephen Powers

Habib Rahman

Jacqui Robinson

Rebecca Shatwell

Ernie Shorton

Olga Shorton

John-Paul Stephenson

Peter Thompson

Nigel Todd


north tyneside

Carl Johnson

Joe Kirwin

Nick Martin

John Morely

Andy Newman


Charlotte Hall

David Minchella


Ron Beadle

Malcolm Brain


Matthew Storey

North of Tyne Combined Authority Candidates

Jamie Driscoll

John McCabe

In total, 58 candidates and councillors across the region are #1forEquality, although not all names are listed on our website as not all names were given to us in the group photos. They have expressed their support for the socio-economic duty and 39 of them took part in individual or group photos.


If you are interested in getting involved in our work in the North East, or want to find out more, contact the North East regional manager, Anya Bonner, at anya.bonner@justfair.org.uk.