Sheila Dean & Luke Henman- Passionate about Acklam

Sheila Dean & Luke Henman- Passionate about Acklam

Cllr Sheila Dean & Luke Henman are your Labour candidates in Acklam.

promoted by Luke Henman on behalf of Sheila Dean, both at Fry Street, Middlesbrough, TS1 1HA


Happy Father’s Day to everyone celebrating in Acklam. Who’s celebrating a father figure in their life today?

Photos from Sheila Dean & Luke Henman- Passionate about Acklam's post 14/06/2023

A resident contacted us recently to ask if there was truth to a rumour she’d heard about willow trees being damaged at The Arty. Friends of the Arty, Acklam confirmed that one of the bigger trees and some saplings had been sadly damaged. Volunteers tidied and pruned the trees at the last action day. It’s very sad that someone did this. If you would like to support the brilliant work the Friends of the Arty do, please give them a “like” or email them at [email protected]


Its great to see the Mayor getting out and working from our communities! He has in Acklam today! Make sure you give Chris’ page a follow to keep up with his work!

*Acklam Library*
I want to make sure I am not just based in the same office and that I get a chance to speak to staff across the town. Today I've been based for the morning in Acklam Library which is a great resource for residents they have a few groups such as:

Lego club - Saturday 10:30 till 11:30

Walking group - meet at the library every Thursday at 1:30

Tots tales - Term time only every Monday 10am till 10:30 (pre school children)

Stay and Play - Friday 9:30 till 10:30 informal group aimed at babies and toddlers

Phoenix coffee morning - Tuesday 10 am till noon

They also have a knit and natter sale coming Tuesday 27th June 10am till 3pm


🏳️‍🌈 Happy LGBT+ Pride Month everyone 🏳️‍🌈

Our community is made up of people with all kinds of backgrounds, experiences and insight. No matter who you love, our community is all the better for you being a part of it! Sheila and Luke

'Huge slice of my life': Councillor reflects on 36 years in the role 11/05/2023

All the best for the future, Tom. Your insight and decency will be missed at the Council!

'Huge slice of my life': Councillor reflects on 36 years in the role Tom Mawston was first elected in 1987


After some well-earned rest following the election, we were back at the Friends of Acklam Library meeting last night. some exciting plans being put together for the summer holidays! Like the FOAL page to stay up-to-date! Luke and Sheila


Good luck to Y6 students (and their nervous m**s and dads) starting their SATs today!

Luke and Sheila



After a tough, hard-fought campaign, the results are in. Tom Livingstone and Sheila Dean have been elected to represent Acklam ward. We would both like to thank everyone who voted for us and send Tom our best wishes. We both remain Passionate about Acklam. Luke Henman and Cllr Sheila Dean.


That's it! Polls are now closed!
We've done everything we possibly could. We want to thank everyone who has voted for us, sent messages of support, knocked on doors, delivered leaflets and encouraged us. Stay tuned for the result!
Sheila and Luke


⏳Polls close at 10pm! ⏳
Make sure you use your votes for Sheila Dean, Luke Henman and Chris Cooke to keep our street lights on at night.
The Tories and Independents voted to turn our lights off. Only Labour will keep them on.


Thanks for the help!! 🌹🌹💜💚

UNISON Regional Secretary Clare Williams out supporting UNISON Northern candidate Luke Henman, and Councillor Sheila Dean in Acklam, Middlesbrough this lunchtime 🌹🌹

Remember to use all your votes for Labour:

❌ Luke and Sheila for your Middlesbrough Councillors
❌Chris Cooke for Middlesbrough Mayor

Sheila Dean & Luke Henman- Passionate about Acklam
Chris Cooke for Mayor of Middlesbrough


*Today is election Day - vote Labour today*
🌹Vote for Sheila Dean and Luke Henman to be your councillors.
🌹Vote for Chris Cooke to be our next Mayor.
🗳Check where to go here👉
💳 Remember to take photo ID with you.


🌞Good Morning! Today is election day! 🌞

Polls are now open - Why not swing by on your way to work? You can check where you need to go here Don't forget to take your photo ID. Use all your votes for Labour!


🚧Glenfield Drive - verge works🚧

It is great to see work starting on improving parking on Glenfield Drive - something we’ve pushed for.

🚗 Narrow, churned up verges are being replaced with tarmac to improve parking

🌱 grass is being retained where it is wider with a strip of tarmac to avoid damaged and muddy verges

🌹 Use both your votes for Sheila Dean and Luke Henman this Thursday so we can continue to deliver for Acklam!


🗳️Election Day info🗳️


Whether you go first thing or at teatime, here is some helpful information about how to cast your vote! Polls open 7am - 10p

We both voted by post already - when do you usually pop down?

Photos from Councillor Lauren Dingsdale's post 01/05/2023

Thanks Lauren!

Photos from Chris Cooke - Mayor of Middlesbrough's post 29/04/2023

Thanks Chris! Looking forward to getting to work improving our town with you as our Mayor!

Photos from Sheila Dean & Luke Henman- Passionate about Acklam's post 29/04/2023

We had a fantastic time today doing coronation crafts, hosted by Friends of Acklam Library. It was great to see so many children (and a fair few adults who came with them) getting stuck in making bunting and crowns for the coronation of the King. Luke was quite pleased with his creation!

👑 Coronation Quiz Tuesday 2 May at Acklam Library 10am-12noon 👑


This is great news. Recent events with congestion on Hall Drive have shown how much we need a well thought through solution to this and Vic has worked really hard gathering the information and speaking to everyone. Kader residents will be well served if Vic wins on 4 May! We are looking g forward to working with him!


This is sad news. We both worked with Ron in the past and he was always passionate about our town and his role as Armed Forces Champion. He was always decent and well respected across party lines. Sending our best wishes to Ron’s family.

Tributes have been paid following the death of a Middlesbrough Councillor and armed forces champion.

Councillor Ron Arundale, who represented the town’s Kader ward, died peacefully after a short illness at the age of 77.

Cllr Arundale served with the Parachute Regiment in his 20s and would be an active and passionate supporter of the regiment for the rest of his life.

Following an apprenticeship with British Steel Cllr Arundale worked for a number of companies before joining FJ Booth & Partners where he worked as a plater for a number of years.

An interest in local politics saw him become chair of the Lodore Grove Residents’ Association before the then leader of Middlesbrough Council’s Conservatives, Hazel Pearson, persuaded him to run for election.

He was first elected in 2011, serving as Armed Forces champion from 2012 to 2016, and playing leading roles in the local Armed Forces Day and fund-raising for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.

During a second spell as Armed Forces champion from 2019 he went to Edinburgh to collect the ERS Gold Award on behalf of Middlesbrough Council, recognition from the MoD of the local authority’s commitment to the armed forces.

He was chair of Middlesbrough Council’s Licensing Committee and as an environmental champion he was a very active member of the Friends of Bluebell Beck.

He had a life-long love of dogs – especially sight hounds – and enjoyed walking and family holidays in Northumberland and the Yorkshire Dales.

He leaves a widow, Brenda, and two sons Mark and John.

The funeral of Cllr Arundale will take place at 1.30pm at St Bede’s Chapel, Teesside Crematorium on Friday, May 12.



If you haven’t voted yet, please use both your votes for Sheila and Luke to be your councillors and vote for Chris Cooke for Mayor of, then send it off as soon as you can!

Who’s already voted then? We have! 🙋🏻‍♂️🙋🏼‍♀️


🦓Zebra Crossing update!🦓

The zebra crossing to help get children and parents safely across St Mary’s Walk is now complete! Residents raised with us the need to tackle inconsiderate parking on the junctions nearby - that’s next on the list! Please vote for us both on 4 May to keep delivering for Acklam!

Dean, Sheila Frances✔️
Henman, Luke Robert ✔️


Chris is exactly who we need leading our town. He wants to make a difference to people’s lives, not feed his own ego. He will make our council work for people again, not see it placed in special measures. And he will keep Acklam’s street lights on.
We are proud to support Chris! Make sure you do too!


🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Happy Saint George’s Day to everyone in Acklam! - Sheila and Luke


Happy Eid al-Fitr to everyone celebrating in Acklam. Eid Mubarak! Luke and Sheila

Photos from Sheila Dean & Luke Henman- Passionate about Acklam's post 19/04/2023

🌹could you put a poster up for the election?🌹

Election day is just 15 days away! We are so grateful to everyone who has pledged support, volunteered to deliver leaflets and to put up a poster. If you live in the Acklam area and would like a “Vote Labour” poster for your window, let us know and inbox us with your address and we will drop one off!


What a gorgeous spring morning with Friends of the Arty, Acklam! We planted some hazel and wild garlic. It was lovely to be joined by Chris Cooke for Mayor of Middlesbrough too.

Who played down the Arty growing up? Let us know your memories!


Luke is helping out at the Friends of Acklam Library’s little movers session this morning. There’s even an Easter egg hunt. looking forward to seeing everyone soon! 🐣🐣

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