Meet Ron Beadle

Liberal Democrat Candidate for Gateshead Central and Whickham

Our candidate for Gateshead Central and Whickham is Ron Beadle, who has represented Low Fell on the Council since 1996.

As a Professor of Business Ethics, Ron wants big business taxed properly and not left to exploit people and ruin our precious environment. He supports the Lib Dems ‘Fair Deal’ to do just this. Ron leads Gateshead’s 18 Lib Dem Councillors. We are the only opposition on the Council and with over 30% of the vote in May’s local elections, the Lib Dems are the clear challengers to Labour in Gateshead Central and Whickham.

With his wife, Shakuntala, a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor for children, Ron has raised two children, educated at Kells Lane Primary and Emmanuel College.

In 2022 Ron was diagnosed with bowel cancer. Following surgery and chemotherapy he is now cancer free. Ron took only one week off his Council duties while he was undergoing treatment.


Ron has the energy, the commitment, and the experience to be a great MP!

Ron's Campaigns

These are some local, national and international issues that Ron and the Lib Dems have campaigned on in the past 24 months

Ron and his Low Fell Colleagues

Keeping Gateshead Leisure Centre open and under Council control

Ron Beadle at Wembley for FA cup final 2023

Ron is getting the assurances Gateshead FC needs to compete for League Football

Ron at polluted river Team

Ron is exposing nearly 16000 hours of dumping of sewage in Gateshead’s waterways in 2023

Councillor Ron Beadle

Ron has increased the number of dog wardens and street cleaners

Ron at Regent Funeral Services

Ron made the Council investigate the financial performance of Regent Funeral Services

Ron on BBC Look North

Ron wants to end Tyne and Wear Pension Fund investments in Fossil Fuel

Ron with Northumbria Police

Ron ensured local parks are locked at night to avoid anti-social behaviour

Ron Campaigning

Ron supports closing local properties associated with crime

Ron speaking at event

Ron has supported local people campaigning against the regime in Iran

Ron and his team

Ron wants Council meetings filmed to improve local democracy

Ron leaving hospital

Ron ringing the bell as cancer free!

Ron supporting community event

Ron supports community events and projects

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