Tories have cut Policing in the North East
Tories have cut Policing in the North East

Tories have cut Policing in the North East

By redeploying existing officers @NorthumbriaPCC has put an extra 134 police officers into neighbourhoods.???????? But she can't replace the 1,100 officers & £148m the Tories have cut from the #NorthEast Govt tried to claim police numbers were up but the…

Why won’t the Tories fix the the asylum system?
Why won’t the Tories fix the the asylum system?

Why won’t the Tories fix the the asylum system?

The Tories failed spectacularly on the economy & now courts have found their Rwanda asylum policy to be illegal – as well as immoral & eye-wateringly expensive. I asked the Home Sec to fix the asylum system rather than outsource…

Great to meet teachers and students from Westgate Hill Primary in Parliament
Great to meet teachers and students from Westgate Hill Primary in Parliament

Great to meet teachers and students from Westgate Hill Primary in Parliament

Great to meet teachers and students from Westgate Hill Primary in Parliament this week. Fantastic questions from the young people who really care about their city, country & the planet. The future of Newcastle will be safe in their hands.…

Celebrate the NHS 75th Birthday with a big thanks to all who work and have worked in the NHS
Celebrate the NHS 75th Birthday with a big thanks to all who work and have worked in the NHS

Celebrate the NHS 75th Birthday with a big thanks to all who work and have worked in the NHS

Today marks 75 years of the NHS. To all those who work and have dedicated their lives to the NHS, thank you!???? Thanks to @NewcastleHosps, one of the busiest and most successful teaching NHS trusts in the country. To celebrate,…

Convicted for shoplifting with recommended sentence of 15 months but imprisoned for 17 years!
Convicted for shoplifting with recommended sentence of 15 months but imprisoned for 17 years!

Convicted for shoplifting with recommended sentence of 15 months but imprisoned for 17 years!

Aged 17 my constituent Danny was convicted of shoplifting with a recommended sentence of 15 months. 17 years later he has only just been granted parole. I asked the Minister for cross-party discussions on IPP reform, w all voices heard…

Government must do much more to help Veterans to get good jobs
Government must do much more to help Veterans to get good jobs

Government must do much more to help Veterans to get good jobs

The #ArmedForces teach valuable skills, embedded in the Army's Holistic Approach to Transition But 50% more #veterans are claiming Universal Credit as some struggle to get good jobs. I asked the Govt why they have halved the number of Veterans…

Active Travel ness Government funding and must include reliable bus services
Active Travel ness Government funding and must include reliable bus services

Active Travel ness Government funding and must include reliable bus services

I'm pleased that @NewcastleCC's E-scooters trial has passed a million miles of use in and around Newcastle. That's why it's a real pity that the Government has slashed funding for active transport, and left funding for buses, cycling and walking…

People are being left behind – Bank Branches disappearing and made to pay to take out their own cash
People are being left behind – Bank Branches disappearing and made to pay to take out their own cash

People are being left behind – Bank Branches disappearing and made to pay to take out their own cash

Constituents in #NewcastleCentral should not be paying to take out cash during a cost-of-living crisis. Yet, under the Tories, access to free cash points and in-person banking services is declining. Labour will give the FCA the power to protect face-to-face…

Universal Credit Deductions – impacting on 120,000 children in the North East
Universal Credit Deductions – impacting on 120,000 children in the North East

Universal Credit Deductions – impacting on 120,000 children in the North East

120,000 children in the #NorthEast are impacted by Universal Credit deductions. I asked the Minister if deducting funds from my constituent, a Mother of two young children, who were then forced to use a food bank, is evidence of a…