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Following my beliefs in EU vote

It really pained me to vote against the Labour whip the other day to rebel against a party which, under Jeremy Corbyn, I otherwise support to the hilt.

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Alan Campbell MP

Government will not listen

When I was out and about in the constituency and met St Thomas More students in North Shields last week, one young man said he was pleased that parliament had voted to revoke the increase in tuition fees made earlier this year.

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MP Mary Glindon.

Tough talks can save lives

None of us likes talking about death, and especially our own.

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MP Alan Campbell

Give the public sector a break

It will be interesting to see how well the domestic tourism industry has done this summer.

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Mary Glindon MP for North Tyneside.

Time to sort lease dilemma

The government’s perilous position in this hung parliament is forcing ministers to adopt actions that don’t come naturally.

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Alan Campbell MP.

Stay safe when visiting coast

We are lucky to have some excellent local beaches and be close to an historic river.

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Alan Campbell MP

Blood probe is given go-ahead

House of Commons Standing Orders rarely make for lively reading, but bear with me.

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North Tyneside Council announce annual canvass for electoral register

North Tyneside Council is canvassing thousands of homes as part of its annual check of the electoral register.

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MP Mary Glindon seen at Greggs, Wallsend-pasty tax story.

We owe Kurds a great debt

It was such good news to see the horrific Isis death cult defeated in Mosul.

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Alan Campbell MP.

Group acts on climate change

Last week was the Climate Change Coalition’s Week of Action.

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Elected Mayor Norma Redfearn.  Picture by Jane Coltman

This has been a great month

More great news for North Tyneside.

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MP Mary Glindon.

Changes need to be discussed

Northumbria Police is making drastic changes in less than a fortnight in the public front offices at police stations – either reducing or ending their opening hours.

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Lord Porter

Call for action as 75p per £1 for councils to be cut by 2020

Securing the financial sustainability of councils and vital local services must be the top priority for the new government, the leader of local government in England will say today.

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Alan Campbell MP

We are facing nervous times

In my 20 years in Parliament I cannot remember a more uncertain time.

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Mary Glindon MP for North Tyneside.

Recent events are sickening

The rollercoaster of events over recent months has been sickening.

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Labour's Mary Glindon and Alan Campbell celebrate their re-elections with increased majorities.

Politics to get interesting

Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote in the General Election.

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ELECTION 2017: To sleep or not to sleep? Everything you need to know about #GE2017 election night

ELECTION 2017: To sleep or not to sleep? Everything you need to know about #GE2017 election night

It’s going to be a long night as the UK goes to the polls for its snap 2017 general election.

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ELECTION 2017: How to get the most out of opinion polls without being led up the garden path

ELECTION 2017: How to get the most out of opinion polls without being led up the garden path

After the polling miss at the 2015 general election, many politicians and journalists loudly declared they would never trust polls again. Two years later, opinion polls have regularly been leading the election news. First they foresaw a Conservative landslide, including a resurgence in Scotland, and more recently they’ve pointed to a shock Labour fightback.

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Election pollsters put their methods to the test – and turnout is the key

Trust in election forecasting is probably as low as it has been since 1948, when political polling suffered possibly its worst ever humiliation. In that year’s US presidential election, the 8-1 underdog Harry Truman defied all predictions to defeat his Republican challenger, Thomas Dewey. “Dewey Defeats Truman” screamed the now-infamous newspaper headline printed before the actual votes were counted.

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Is there a link between foreign policy and terrorism? British intelligence thinks so

Is there a link between foreign policy and terrorism? British intelligence thinks so

What causes terrorism? The combination of the horrendous terrorist attack in Manchester [and now, the attacks on London Bridge] and a British general election inevitably meant that this question would dominate political and media discourses. And so it has. Particular attention has, once again, been drawn to the role of western foreign policy, including that of the UK, as a driver of extremist violence.

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