At 24 years old I have lived in Ayton and Oxclose my whole life and educated at Oxclose Nursery, St John Boste and St Roberts. Residents of Ayton may recognise my name as I also run the Residents association via Facebook.
I have worked in people orientated industries since I was 17 years old and strongly believe listening to resident’s views will be crucial in representing them well whether they live in Ayton, Oxclose, Rickleton or Lambton. We need younger voices on the Council to take Sunderland forward into the next era. My voice will be a strong one for Washington alongside my Labour colleagues.
I have three pledges to make for the residents:
– Keep Washington tidy!
– Allow full transparency with Residents on local matters
– Continue to fight to make Sunderland a sustainable, greener city
I look forward to hearing from you on the doorstep
Getting to know Brandon
Why did you decide to stand for election?
To be involved in changing our society for the better, I believe if you want change badly then the best way to create change is by doing it rather than saying it. A lot of critics will never make the step from saying to doing and I commend anybody who does make that transition.
A poet once said
‘I would rather try and fail than fail to try’
And I live my life by that saying.
Did you go to Uni?
I haven’t gone to Uni but my real education comes from working full time since I was 17. I do also study with a company doing Data Analysis in my spare time.
Who inspires you to be better?
I don’t have a certain person that inspires me to better but I met a Canadian war veteran when I was travelling alone from Amsterdam to Dortmund in 2018. He told me some of his war stories whilst on the train and that inspired me a lot to enjoy my holidays and not stress about pointless stuff in life.
What question would you most like to know the answer to?
How society would look like if social media never existed!
When did you last go on holiday and where?
I’m a huge F1 fan and I attended the 2019 Italian GP, that was a pretty once in a lifetime experience.
What misconception do people have about councillors that you wish you could change?
One thing that confuses me is a phrase the gravy train in local politics. If someone told me they wanted be a councillor for the money, I would tell them they have a bad concept on how to make money!
Cllr Louise Farthing said "It's fantastic to see younger people standing for election in Washington South. I look forward to being reelected alongside and working with Brandon in future."