Jonathan Walker

Jonathan Walker

Jonathan Walker is the political editor for The Journal

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Blyth Valley MP Ronnie Campbell

North East MPs vote against Trident nuclear deterrent scheme

Two North East MPs were among a small group of English MPs who voted against Trident in a Commons debate

Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates

Oxfam say the rich are getting richer - but is that really the case?

The incredible wealth of the mega-rich is obscene - but the rest of us also benefit from global inequality, writes Political Editor Jonathan Walker

Labour party leader Ed Miliband

Thousands of Newcastle 'missing voters' could lose chance to take part in election

Students and young people could lose right to vote because of changes to election law, Labour leader Ed Miliband claims

The potential HS2 train design

North East forgotten about as Ministers planned high speed rail scheme

Case for including North East on high speed line and trans-pennine link should have been considered years ago, say MPs

The Bishop of Newcastle Rt Rev Martin Wharton

Energy Secretary Ed Davey dismisses Newcastle wind farm critics and insists we need more turbines

Energy Secretary Ed Davey tells The Journal that the number of wind farms will increase, despite criticism from the Bishop of Newcastle

Labour leader Ed Miliband

Labour claims Tories would destroy the NHS as election campaign begins in earnest

The performance of North East Ambulance service came under the spotlight as parties clashed over health and public finances

Ballot box

What does 2015 hold for politics in the North East? Jonathan Walker looks ahead

Political Editor Jonathan Walker predicts an exciting General Election - and more cuts, whoever wins

North East politics 2014: Jonathan Walker looks back at the events of 2014

Jonathan Walker looks back on the events that shaped 2014 in the region

Chancellor George Osborne

George Osborne's cuts will damage public services warns Lib Dem peer

Public haven't yet grasped the scale of cuts in services the Government plans, warns leading North East peer

Labour MP for Easington Grahame Morris

County Durham MP demands economic sanctions to force Israel to make peace

Conflict between Israel and Palestinians will only get worse unless action is taken, warns North East MP


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