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.

George Osborne sits down after delivering his Budget statement to the House of Commons

Chancellor backs North Sea gas and oil but is criticised for failing to tackle infrastructure

Labour react as George Osborne makes his final Budget before the General Election

MP Guy Opperman

Hexham MP Guy Opperman: Green belt homes plan is 'against wishes of locals'

Hexham MP Guy Opperman has accused developer Lugano of a "speculative" attempt to build homes on green belt at Ponteland

Commons leader William Hague speaks in the House of Commons, London, where he presented the options for reform as the Conservatives push for a ban on Scottish representatives blocking laws which do not apply north of the border.

Government must press on with English votes for English laws to fight 'injustice', Hexham MP Guy Opperman has said

Speaking in the House of Commons, MP for Hexham Guy Opperman said people in Northumberland are keen to see constitutional change

Business Secretary Vince Cable

North East businesses hit out after loss of training fund despite thousands of apprenticeships

In the North East there have been 143,800 apprenticeship starts since the last election, new figures show

Haughton Castle owner Anthony Braithwaite and Rachel Sparks from the Forestry Commission on the castle estate

Parliamentary candidate from Hexham questions MP over Humshaugh homes bid

Hexham Labour parliamentary candidate Liam Carr has questioned MP Conservative Guy Opperman's apparent silence on a homes bid at Humshaugh

Shaws Field, in Hexham

Victory for greenbelt campaigners at Hexham - but only until 2031

Greenbelt campaigners at Hexham are celebrating a victory amid proposals to preserve a site's protected status - but only until 2031

Baroness Kramer visits Hexham Railway Station to announce formal designation of the Tyne Valley Line as a community rail service

Campaign mounting to have Tyne Valley railway line electrified

A campaign is mounting in Northumberland to have the Tyne Valley railway line electrified

Guy Opperman, MP for Hexham

Northumberland County Council looking to scrap 300 acres of greenbelt around Ponteland, MP claims

Northumberland County Council is looking to scrap around 300 acres of greenbelt around Ponteland, MP Guy Opperman has claimed

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Prime Minister David Cameron during Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons, London

Parties clash over claims North East economy is booming

David Cameron says a new 'spirit of entrepreneurship' is sweeping the North East while Labour highlights continued unemployment

One World Trade Center rises above the lower Manhattan skyline in New York

Newcastle to New York: What it took to bring the North East's direct USA flight to the region

Airport chief Dave Laws reveals how Lord Adonis helped push the deal over the line.

Jenna Wiseman with Guy Opperman MP at Westminster

North East firm Egger launches drive to attract more women into engineering

New initiative at Hexham-based firm Egger UK will see HR assistant focus on student engagement

Hexham General Hospital

Hexham hospital changes hands as Private Finance Initiative pay-out deal is finalised

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Hexham General Hospital has transferred to Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust after PFI pay-out deal is completed

Guy Opperman, MP for Hexham

Hexham MP says campaigners are at 'last chance saloon' in bid to save greenbelt

Northumberland County Council says new homes are needed as report is due on One Core Strategy plans within weeks

MP Guy Opperman, with apprentice Jade Scott, at the Fuse Media Centre at Prudhoe High School

Hexham MP Guy Opperman says apprenticeships should pay more

Conservative says North East teens should be offered £3.79 an hour, like other 16-17-year-olds, to make career path attractive

Conservative MP Guy Opperman

North East can win if councils work together, says MP Guy Opperman

Speaking to The Journal at the Conservative conference in Manchester, Mr Opperman, Tory MP for Hexham, also insisted the party had policies which benefitted the North East

Conservative MP Guy Opperman

Back the North to improve the nation's economy, Tories told

North East councils and business leaders bring their message to the Conservative conference

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


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