Jonathan Walker

Jonathan Walker

Jonathan Walker is the political editor for The Journal

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The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne delivers his Autumn Statement to MPs in the House of Commons, London

Chancellor puts North at heart of finance statement - but massive cuts are coming

George Osborne's plan to cut stamp duty may not affect average buyers in the North East, analysis shows

Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander

£46 million flood defences to protect thousands of North East homes

Experts warn flood defences may not be enough because of global warming

Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls

Ed Balls warns: Spending cuts will have to continue under Labour

Next government will inherit budget deficit and failing economy, Labour's shadow chancellor warns

Closure warning on the A69 just west of Hexham

MP calls for funding to dual A69 as region looks to Chancellor's Autumn Statement

Hexham MP Guy Opperman met George Osborne to push the case for improving the road at a meeting in Westminster

Trades Union Congress TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady

Pay's going up in the North East but men earn £100 a week more than women

The region's pay rise is the best in the country but may still lab behind the cost of living - and public sector workers had their salaries cut

Nick Forbes

Newcastle Council leader Nick Forbes warns 'impossible' funding cuts foster extremism

Newcastle leader Nick Forbes says the public is losing faith in mainstream politics as council prepares to unveil £90 million funding cuts

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

Prime Minister David Cameron

David Cameron defends massive funding gap between London and North East

The Prime Minister said the Government was committed to building up the North East, but said London needed investment

George Osborne MP

North East universities set for funding boost as Chancellor highlights importance of life sciences

North East will play key role in "Northern Powerhouse", George Osborne tells The Journal - but he wants regions to consider creating 'metro mayors'

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

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