Jonathan Walker

Jonathan Walker

Jonathan Walker is the political editor for The Journal

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Zac Goldsmith MP

Tory MP Zac Goldsmith accuses North Durham MP of 'contempt' for voters

Labour MP Kevan Jones was in a war of words with Tory MP Zac Goldsmith and supporters of a right of recall

The last day of Ellington Colliery..... David Bentley who has been a miner for 25 years at Ellington Colliery which has now closed

Parliament to debate more help for North East pit communities

The truth must come out about the miners' strike and whether the Tories misled the nation over pit closure plans

Shadow transport secretary Mary Creagh

Labour's Shadow Transport Secretary says the A1 north of Newcastle may not be dualled

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Shadow Transport Secretary Mary Creagh highlights 2006 study which rejected long-awaited dualling plan

Nick Brown MP, a former Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food

Labour MP Nick Brown urges party not to axe police and crime commissioners

Former Cabinet Minister Nick Brown urged his party to rethink plans to axe police commissioners, saying they were successful in the North East

Kevan Jones MP

Bus scheme would be bad for Durham and Northumberland, claims MP

MPs in a House of Commons debate clashed over plans for "quality contracts" giving North East councils more control over bus services

A plane leaving Newcastle Airport

Durham MP Roberta Blackman-Woods calls for Ebola screening at Newcastle Airport

Ebola victims could be treated at Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary - but MPs are angry at lack of screening at Newcastle Airport

Nick Clegg

Nick Clegg urges UK to reject 'politics of fear'

Liberal Democrat leader warns British politics is becoming increasingly bitter and tribal but says his party stands for "decent, British values"

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg during a question and answer session on day three of the Liberal Democrat autumn conference at the Clyde Auditorium in Glasgow, Scotland

Nick Clegg tells the North: We'll borrow to invest in transport infrastructure

Liberal Democrat leader backs One North plans for massive transport investment after deficit is taken care of

Lord Shipley

North East peer Lord Shipley says we need PR to prevent creation of 'one party states'

Devolved North East could be dominated by Labour with no effective opposition, warns Lib Dem Lord Shipley

Vince Cable

Taxes must go up to cut deficit, Vince Cable insists

Lib Dem Business Secretary slams Tory plans to cut benefits

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