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 Peter Kenworthy

Dr Funmi Nixon*

Dr Andy Porter

Dr Charlotte Ratcliff*

Dr Fiona Steedman*

Dr James Taylor

Dr Liam Walker*

Dr Peter Ward


South Tyneside constituency

Dr Shaun Aval  (Vice-Chair)

Dr Angus Dowsett

Dr Zheen Ramzi

Dr Edward Thorniley-Walker

*Sessional GP Representatives

GP Registrar Representative

Dr Laura Hulmes

Practice Manager Representatives

Gateshead Constituency

Teresa Graham

South Tyneside constituency

Ros Whitehead

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

LMC Members' Register of Interests are here.