Jonathan Walker

Jonathan Walker

Jonathan Walker is the political editor for The Journal

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Labour party leader Ed Miliband

Labour launches manifesto with pledge to end the debt by cutting public spending

Labour leader Ed Miliband will warn "we live in a time of scarcity" as he slams Tory promises of £8 billion for the NHS


The NHS has more money than ever before, so why can't it cope?

It's not true that health spending has been cut - funding has actually risen. But health trusts still can't cope with demand

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne

Budget 2015: More spending cuts are there in George Osborne's small print

Political Editor Jonathan Walker looks closer at George Osborne's final budget before the general election on May 7

Sharon Hodgson, Labour MP for Washington and Sunderland West

North East MP welcomes progress in campaign against 'rip off' ticket touts

New laws will protect fans from unscrupulous touts but further action is needed, says campaigning MP Sharon Hodgson

Berwick MP Sir Alan Beith

More than 40 years in the front line: Sir Alan Beith's life in politics

Liberal Democrat MP Sir Alan Beith has represented Berwick-upon-Tweed since 1973 but is set to stand down in May.

Chancellor George Osborne

George Osborne: We want to create 50,000 more jobs in the North East

The Chancellor George Osborne outlines his long term economic plan for the North East in an exclusive piece

North East MPs were divided over controversial proposals to outlaw abortion on the grounds of a foetus's sex

North East MPs split over plans to outlaw selective-sex abortion

Calls for new laws follow claims girls are being aborted but opponents warned women would be treated as criminals

Broadband speeds in rural parts of Northumberland are struggling

Northumberland rural communities missing out on 'superfast broadband', MPs warn

Northumberland residents contributed to a Commons report warning that remote communities are being denied good internet services

Chuka Umunna MP

Labour's Chuka Umunna vows to raise living standards in North East and back world-class industries

Shadow Business Secretary rejects calls for Labour to abandon planned spending cuts in interview with The Journal

Looking up the River Tyne

Ministers announce £54m funding package to create jobs in the North East

Ministers have announced a £54m investment package for jobs and economic growth in the North East


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