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John Lawrence Langford Harrison

Council Member for Weetslade ward, North Tyneside
In office
1984 – 2005
Preceded by unknown
Succeeded by Duncan McLellan

Mayor of North Tyneside
In office
2005 – 2009
Preceded by Linda Arkley
Succeeded by Linda Arkley

Political party Labour

John Harrison was the mayor of North Tyneside in England between 2005 and 2009. He is a member of the Labour Party.

He became the elected mayor of North Tyneside on May 5, 2005 in the UK local elections, taking over from the previous Conservative mayor Linda Arkley, who later defeated him in the 2009 mayoral election.

Mayor John Harrison served as a Labour councillor on North Tyneside Council for 21 years before being elected Mayor.

He was Leader of the Labour Group of councillors for two years from 2003-2005.

He has also served as Chair of Overview and Scrutiny Committee, Finance Committee, Older Peoples Policy Committee, Area Housing Committee, Budget Monitoring Committee and Safer Communities Committee.

John was brought up in Longbenton and started his working life as an apprentice at Parsons, before spending three years in the merchant navy.

He returned to shore to work in the rail industry and up to May 2005 was working as a Health and Safety Advisor in local public transport.

Now living in Dudley, West Midlands, John has been married for 34 years and has 3 children and 4 grandchildren. In his spare time he enjoys walking and gardening and maintains a keen interest in Health and Safety issues.

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Preceded by
Linda Arkley
Mayor of North Tyneside
2005 – 2009
Succeeded by
Linda Arkley


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