About Kevin

Kevin  Nicholson is a Councillor, representing Eastbourne on the Darlington  Borough Council. Kevin serves on the following Council Committees,  Efficiency and Resources Scrutiny Committee and the Members Standards  Hearing Committee Kevin  has been a trustee of Firthmoor & District Community Association  since 2008, which is a local charity responsible for the running and  general operations of Firthmoor Community Centre. Kevin was elected  Chairman at the charity's Annual General Meeting in the of July 2008,  becoming Darlington's youngest community leader.


Kevin  has supported several local projects, such as the community café  refurbishment, the set up of a regular NHS blood donation service,  community fun days and the set up of a new NHS dental surgery based at  the Firthmoor Community Centre. Kevin  has lived on the Firthmoor estate all his life and as a child, attended  Dodmire Junior School and for secondary school attended Eastbourne  Comprehensive. 


Kevin studied A Level Law, English and Politics at  Darlington's Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College.  In  2014, Kevin became one of the youngest people in the country to be  awarded a British Empire Medal [BEM] in the Queen's New Years Honours  List, Kevin received the British Empire Medal for services to the  community, in particular for voluntary work helping to revamp and  modernise the Firthmoor Community Centre, in Darlington.


Back  in 2005, Kevin served as the Member of Youth Parliament representing  young people in Darlington, Kevin worked closely with other north east  members of the UK Youth Parliament, sharing ideas that were aimed at  improving services for local young people. In 2006 Kevin was awarded  Darlington's first Young Citizen of the Year Award for outstanding  services to the community.


In  the 2015 General and Local Government elections, Kevin stood again as a  candidate for one of the three Eastbourne council ward seats, Kevin  received 1,142 votes, taking a 45% share of vote, the largest share of  the vote in that ward.
 

In 2014, Kevin became one of the youngest people in the country to be   awarded a British Empire Medal [BEM] in the Queen's New Years Honours   List, Kevin received the British Empire Medal for services to the   community, in particular for voluntary work helping to revamp and modernise the Firthmoor Community Centre, in Darlington.