LMC Members

The membership comprises of 20 elected members; the committee may also co-opt members.  In line with the LMC’s Constitution, formal elections are held every two years.  Elected members hold office for a term of four years.


The Committee elects a Chair, Vice-Chair and Honorary Secretary from amongst its members for a term of two years.  Alternatively, the Committee may decide to appoint an Honorary Secretary.

Gateshead constituency

Dr Paul Evans (Chair)

Dr Nigel Green

Dr Sameena Hassan

Dr Funmi Nixon*

Dr Andy Porter

Dr Sarah Robson

Dr Fiona Steedman*

Dr James Taylor

Dr Peter Ward


South Tyneside constituency

Dr Shaun Aval* (Vice-Chair)

Dr Angus Dowsett

Dr Paul Nellist*

Dr Edward Thorniley-Walker

*Sessional GP Representatives

GP Registrar Representative

Dr Charlotte Ratcliff

Practice Manager Representatives

Gateshead Constituency

Alison Sample

Deputy: Susan Harrigan

South Tyneside constituency

Ros Whitehead

Dr Bill Westwood, Honorary Secretary is an appointed, rather than elected, member of the committee.

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