The Labour Party has today announced that Stockton GP Dr Paul Williams will be their Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for the Stockton South Constituency.
Paul trained as a doctor in Newcastle, and gained a masters degree in public health. He now works as a partner at a GP surgery in Stockton and is the CEO of a federation of 37 local GP practices working together within Stockton and Hartlepool.
Paul said: “I recently spent four years on the Governing Body of Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) where I was the GP lead for the Stockton locality. I also led the commissioning of mental health, learning disabilities and dementia services for the CCG. We achieved a significant increase in patients accessing psychological therapies, improved dementia identification in the community and worked with the voluntary and community sector co-designing social health interventions.”
“I represent local general practice on the Stockton-on-Tees and Hartlepool Health and Wellbeing Boards, providing strategic input and leadership.”
“I have spent my career in the North East of England and in Uganda, where I led a hospital and community health program for five years, including women’s health, malaria, HIV and children’s health programs. I designed an implemented a community health insurance scheme that gives free health at the point of need to 60,000 rural people.”
Dr Williams is also a trustee at the ARC in Stockton and is a board member of Catalyst, a local volunteering organisation. He is also a Patron of Stockton-based charity Justice First.
Paul, who lives in Stockton with his partner Vicky and his two daughters, enjoys swimming, cycling and running.
Other candidates standing for election in Stockton South are:
- James Wharton (Conservative)
- Unknown (Green Party)
- Drew Durning (Liberal Democrat)
- Unknown (UK Independence Party)