Jonathan Walker

Jonathan Walker

Jonathan Walker is the political editor for The Journal

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Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg

Nick Clegg pledges developing North East will be at the heart of Lib Dem manifesto

Liberal Democrats will accept "One North" proposals to imporve the region's transport network, says party leader Clegg

David Cameron makes his closing speech to the Conservative conference 2014 in Birmingham

David Cameron promises to cut taxes and protect the NHS

The economy and Ed Miliband will be top issues in the Conservative election campaign, the Prime Minister told his colleagues

Conservative MP Guy Opperman

North East can win if councils work together, says MP Guy Opperman

Speaking to The Journal at the Conservative conference in Manchester, Mr Opperman, Tory MP for Hexham, also insisted the party had policies which benefitted the North East

Prime Minister David Cameron

Cameron puts NHS pledge at heart of conference address

Conservative leader will argue Labour can't be trusted with the NHS because they can't be trusted with the economy

Conservative MP Guy Opperman

Back the North to improve the nation's economy, Tories told

North East councils and business leaders bring their message to the Conservative conference

A train on the East Coast Main Line in Northumberland

Conservative Party defend East Coast Main Line privatisation

Ed Miliband is a prisoner of the rail unions, claims Conservative Party Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne

George Osborne pledges to close North-South wealth gap at Tory conference

The Chancellor George Osborne vowed to back the North as he announced a benefits freeze for millions of people

William Hague

William Hague: We are winning in the North and we're going to do even better

William Hague pledges to devolve more power to regions in interview as Conservative conference begins

Dave Anderson MP

IS is "fascist" terror organisation which must be defeated, says Tyneside MP

Commons votes to back air strikes against terror group in Iraq following six-hour debate

MP Chi Onwurah

Newcastle MP calls for boycott of goods produced in Israeli settlements

Chi Onwurah told Labour conference that separation of Israelis and Palestinians has destroyed beauty of Jerusalem

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