Labour MPs including Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham and Labour Leader Ed Miliband join health workers ahead of the vote on Clive Efford’s bill to protect the NHS from privatisation

Labour MPs back anti-'privatisation' NHS Bill

Labour calls for an end to 'privatisation' of NHS

Berwick’s Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate Julie Pörksen

Northumberland students having to stand on buses, would be MP claims

Would be Lib Dem MP for Berwick Julie Pörksen has claimed Northumberland County Council's rules on post 16 transport cause problems

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

Ian Mearns MP for Gateshead

Ian Mearns: Today I will fight to end abusive zero hours contracts

Gateshead Labour MP Ian Mearns talks about his Bill to end abusive zero hours contracts, which is being debated on Friday by MPs

Exterior of County Hall in Morpeth Northumberland

Northumberland County Council unveils multi-million pound spending plans

Northumberland County Council has announced multi-million pound spending plans, including new leisure centres and schools

Sir Jeremy Beecham at Newcastle Civic Centre

Jeremy Beecham: Whatever our differences, we can pledge our abhorrence to the Holocaust

Labour peer and former Newcastle Council leader Lord Beecham responds to the split in Newcastle's Holocaust Memorial Committee

Ian Mearns MP for Gateshead

Gateshead MP proposes bill to end 'scandalous and unreasonable' zero hours contracts

Gateshead MP Ian Mearns has proposed a bill which will be debated in the House of Commons on Friday

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne

Anger over George Osborne's promise of £22.5m for North East rural businesses

The Northern Landowners and Farmers Group has called for an update on £22.5m funding for the Rural Growth Network, announced by the Chancellor in July

Ed Miliband MP, leader of the Labour Party

David Taylor-Gooby: Don't smugly say all political parties are the same

Journal columnist David Taylor-Gooby says the parties have to engage the electorate - and the electorate must try to engage

Education Secretary Michael Gove

The Journal Opinion: Who will laugh last?

The Journal's opinion column for Monday, November 17, where we look at Michael Gove's comments about North East Labour MPs

Michael Gove

'We are in pole position to win Berwick', says Michael Gove as chancellor prepares A1 announcement

The former education secretary told The Journal Conservative MPs had done more for the North East than their Labour counterparts

Labour leader Ed Miliband

Paul Linford: For Labour not to address the leadership issue would amount to a betrayal of its values

The Journal's former political editor says that logic should guide Labour to a clear conclusion about Ed Miliband - he must go

Labour leader Ed Miliband

Plot to sack Ed Miliband? There never was one

Some Labour MPs are concerned about the state of the party but that's not the same as a coup to sack the leader

Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander

Danny Alexander: Government is ready to devolve power to regions

Chief Secretary to the Treasury said government is posing a 'challenge' to local leaders - and the Lib Dems will prove polls wrong in election

Elizabeth Truss MP, Secretary of State for Enviroment, Food and rural affairs at the Northern Farming Conference in Hexham

Government Minister Liz Truss told to re-consider threat to leave Europe

Environment Secretary Liz Truss warned about leaving Europe at farming conference in Hexham

Wansbeck MP Ian Lavery

North MP calls for supermarket regulation amid milk pricing controversy

Ian Lavery is calling for regulation of supermarkets to ease the volatility in the milk sector

Ed Miliband MP, leader of the Labour Party

Keith Hann: Ed Miliband - the person in the hospital bed next to the door

Journal columnist Keith Hann is waiting for evidence of Labour's moral crusade. Under its current leader, there is no sign of it

Dianne Sharp, the regional director for the CBI

Dianne Sharp: Free movement of people is essential to success of British business

Regional head of the CBI says the benefits of free movement need to be argued

Labour leader Ed Miliband

'Press manufacturing' Labour leadership crisis say North MPs backing Ed Miliband

Gateshead MP Ian Mearns said he was 'oblivious' to any plot to oust embattled Labour Party leader Ed Miliband

Newcastle City Council leader Nick Forbes

Nick Forbes blasts Liberal Democrats over cash claims

Nick Forbes was responding after leader of the opposition Anita Lower referred to him having a three-quarters of a billion pound budget for public services


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