Prime Minister makes pledge as Conservatives pin hopes of election victory on North marginals
Former North East MP Giles Radice talks about his life in politics his latest book - and who might be the politics’ next Odd Couple after the general election
Academic warns that region can benefit from co-operation with Scotland - but English nationalism makes this harder
David Taylor-Gooby says we do not have the luxury of debating for years before we vote on whether to leave the European Union
Our politics columnist, Paul Linford, analyses the choices that the two main parties have - with the Lib Dems still the favoured partner for both
Senior Conservative Greg Clark also said a mayor could champion the region as he pledged a new enterprise zone for Northumberland
Paul Benneworth travels home from the Netherlands to size up the election campaign so far - and finds a sickening lack of objectivity
Journal columnist George Hepburn says that if we are serious about tackling climate change we need to get on to a war foorting to show it
The Journal's political columnist, Paul Linford, runs the rule over the party manifestos issued this week
Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls was accused of treating the region "like a second class citizen" after plans revealed
Journal columnist Peter Troy asks why so many people are convinced there is no point in them voting
The Conservative leader is in the North East on the campaign trail and says a vote for Labour will "cast a shadow over the region once more"
Deputy Leader of the Labour Party says 'Northern Powerhouse' is a gimmick but Tories say regional pay claims are 'scaremongering'
Durham University's Professor Thom Brooks' view on the battle for three key North East seats - Berwick, Redcar and Stockton South
It's not true that health spending has been cut - funding has actually risen. But health trusts still can't cope with demand
Journal columnist David Taylor-Gooby says he wants to see a Labour victory at the election - but it has got work to do
Paul Linford on David Cameron's unexpected comments about his own future - and what it means for the election and beyond
Durham University professor of law and government Thom Brooks on George Osborne's budget and the message it sends
The Journal's political columnist, Paul Linford, on why George Osborne may pay for his refusal to pull rabbits from hats in his Budget
Breakfast event will bring together experts from the political and business worlds to debate greater powers for the region
Journal columnist Paul Benneworth says May's election should give us a choice about what matters to us as a society, not just what to cut
Peer says Coalition has failed North East as region still has highest unemployment rate, but Lib Dems brand his analysis 'selective'
Blaydon Labour MP Dave Anderson says the election is the best opportunity to show who is boss
The Journal's political columnist Paul Linford on what could have happened at the 2010 election - and what may happen this year
Liberal Democrat MP Sir Alan Beith has represented Berwick-upon-Tweed since 1973 but is set to stand down in May.
The Journal's political columnist, Paul Linford, on how the pace of devolution quickened this week - and what it means for the North East
North East Chamber of Commerce says rejection of the Durham plan is consigning the region to "a future of low growth and aspiration"
Ed Miliband's North East troops gather in Stockton to launch Labour's manifesto for the North East
Journal columnist Paul Linford argues that, despite the perception of some, Labour is the most pro-business party as the election approaches
Journal columnist and former political editor Paul Linford on the bidding war between the two main parties over the devolution agenda
Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin says "ring fencing" work for British firms was not the way forward
Journal columnist and TV personality Denise Robertson on her 12-point plan to rescue the NHS from both the main parties
Journal columnist Kate Thick on how protection of human rights is suddenly not important enough for too many people
Journal columnist Paul Linford on why Labour's former health secretary was wrong to criticise his party's approach on the NHS
Experts give their views on former Prime Minister Winston Churchill on the 50th anniversary of his state funeral
Journal columnist Thom Brooks on how coming up with a credible, optimistic message can be a vote winner in this year's election
Journal columnist and Newcastle headteacher Bernard Trafford says we have to nail the lies that are being offered up to us
The Journal's opinion column for Tuesday, January 27, as we look ahead to the general election 100 days away
Regional Affairs Reporter Rachel Wearmouth takes a look at how things are shaping up in the North East's key marginal seat
The Journal's political columnist looks at the developments this week and asks what - if anything - is in it for the North East