It strikes me as good news that local Labour MP for Tynemouth Alan Campbell looks set to be removed as deputy chief whip by Mr Corbyn. It may finally mean that he can speak up for local residents in the House of Commons as he was elected to do.
The last time Mr Campbell made a speech in the Commons was 2013, he has since been silent, despite there being local issues which needed discussing, such as the redevelopment of Whitley Bay.
His silence in the chamber has not gone unnoticed by residents, who I am sure will agree that a strong voice for Tynemouth constituency is needed.
I wait in anticipation to see if Mr Campbell’s record will improve in this new year.