Guy Opperman

Guy Thomas Opperman is a British Conservative Party politician, who was elected at the 2010 general election as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Hexham. He was born on 18 May 1965 in Marlborough, Wiltshire. In April 2011, Opperman was diagnosed with a brain tumour after suffering from headaches. He has since raised money for the National Brain Appeal at the National Neurological Hospital which he credits with saving his life.

The sun sets over Gretna with the flags of the Union in the foreground

Jonathan Walker: The day Westminster panicked - or how it all went wrong for the 'no' campaign

David Cameron and Ed Miliband both come out of the Scottish referendum campaign looking weak

Northumberland County Council, County Hall, Morpeth

MP brands rival a 'Tory Snob' over attack on County Hall move

Ronnie Campbell has branded Guy Opperman a "Tory snob" after his attack on the planned relocation of County Hall

Guy Opperman, MP for Hexham

North East must be first in line for devolution after Scottish vote, says Hexham MP

The debate about how to govern the North East is already underway as the Scottish vote looms closer

Hexham MP Guy Opperman

Hexham MP Guy Opperman's A69 dualling campaign wins support from Cumbria

Hexham MP Guy Opperman's campaign to get the A69 dualled has won support from the far end of the route

The single carriageway on the A1 road near Felton in Northumberland

Dedicated North East transport plan must be drawn up warns Hexham MP

A dedicated transport plan for the North East must be drawn up or the region will be 'left in the slow lane' MP Guy Opperman has warned

MP Guy Opperman and a group of unionists campaigning for the official No campaign in the Scottish Independence referendum

Hexham MP Guy Opperman heads to Scotland urge voters to stay with the UK

Hexham MP Guy Opperman spent the weekend on a referendum battle bus to persuade voters in the Scottish Borders to stay with the UK

Hexham MP Guy Opperman

MP Guy Opperman hits out over Northumberland school transport 'chaos'

Hexham MP Guy Opperman has criticised Northumberland County Council over its new school transport arrangements

A couple outside an estate agent's window

Parts of Northumberland bucking trend for house sales

Parts of Northumberland including the Tyne Valley are bucking the trend in terms of house sales, an estate agent has claimed

Guy Opperman, Hexham MP, joins a guided walk through Corbridge with a Dementia Friends Awareness Group

MP joins assisted walk in Corbridge for dementia sufferers

Hexham MP Guy Opperman, whose family has experience of dementia, took part for the Alzheimer's Society

The area of the proposed development in Corbridge

MP Guy Opperman raps new homes plan for Corbridge as 'too big'

Hexham MP Guy Opperman has echoed concerns over 237 potential new houses at Corbridge

Conservative MP Guy Opperman

MP to set off on referendum "battle bus" to persuade Scottish Border towns to stay in the Union

North MP Guy Opperman will set off on his referendum battle bus to persuade voters in the Scottish Borders to stay in the Union.

George Osborne MP

George Osborne's plan to create a single 'city' in the North to rival London

The Chancellor has set out a timetable for creating a "Northern Powerhouse" bringing together the cities of the North, but will he deliver?

Hexham MP Guy Opperman

Northumberland County Council criticised for buying limousine in the wake of cuts

Hexham MP Guy Opperman has hit out at Northumberland County Council for buying a "Limousine" for use by its civic head

Conservative MP Guy Opperman

It's lonely up North, admits Conservative MP Guy Opperman

Tory Guy Opperman urges party to campaign on local issues and stop attacking trade unions if it hopes to win in the North East

Hexham MP Guy Opperman

Council calls meeting on back of ministerial criticism

Northumberland County Council has agreed to replace a cancelled meeting, after minister Eric Pickles urged leaders to "stop hiding"

Hexham MP Guy Opperman

Hexham MP Guy Opperman defends eduction policies in Northumberland

Hexham MP Guy Opperman speaks out after Newcastle Royal Grammar School head Bernard Trafford attacks funding situation

Hexham MP Guy Opperman

We must do more to teach British values, warns MP Guy Opperman

Britain should appoint a dedicated government minister for integration, says Northumberland MP Guy Opperman

Angry parents gather outside Duchess High School in Alnwick to protest about transport changes

Tories call for suspension of Northumberland transport charges decision

Conservative councillors in Northumberland have called on its county council to suspend its decision to bring back transport charges for students

Student Rhiann Charters will have to start paying for her bus journey to school in Alnwick

Hexham MP accuses Northumberland County Council of being "undemocratic" for cancelling meeting

Hexham MP Guy Opperman has called for a minister to investigate the legality of Northumberland County Council's decision to cancel a meeting

Residents from Hexham, who are against houses being built on green belt near their homes

Northumberland warned over delays to green belt safeguards

Hexham Conservative Guy Opperman hits out at Northumberland County Council over delays to Local Plan


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