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Alan Campbell MP.

More to fishing than the catch

Even with the great uncertainty about what will happen after any deal to leave the EU, the government still needs to put in place alternative arrangements.

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Mary Glindon MP.

Social security is in tatters

My postbag of letters from constituents has swollen significantly with often sad testimony about how our social security system is actually working in practice.

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Backworth Park Primary School Picture by Jane Coltman

Adequate funds key for schools

The opening of the new Backworth Park Primary School provided a timely reminder of the importance of a good environment in which children can learn.

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Northumbria Police Force Headquarters, Wallsend

Thin blue line is getting thinner

I recently signed up for Northumbria Police’s ‘Give a Day to Policing’, an excellent initiative designed to keep MPs up to speed with policing in their area.

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The arrival gates at Newcastle International Airport.

Airport is key to the economy

The fact we are 300 miles from the capital and the prosperous South East is a fact of life and makes efficient and affordable land routes vital to our well-being.

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

Banning drug is wrong choice

A vital drug could be banned for use in the NHS and that would be devastating for about 1,000 people with the rare disease of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA).

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Mary Glindon MP.

Taking action on road works

Excessive delays in road renewal works at Killingworth Road are making many people’s lives miserable and massively disrupting road networks across the whole area.

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The unit formerly known as Calderstones, at Whalley, could remain open until 2021.

Private health can help NHS

I am a passionate supporter of the cornerstone principle of the NHS – that we pay our taxes and don’t have to fret about or fear the cost of being ill, as do so many people in America.

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