Author: Samantha Teasdale

File photo dated 07/08/13 of the Palace of Westminster, as record numbers of female MPs are likely to be elected to parliament on June 8, even if Labour slumps to its worst result since the war, new analysis has revealed. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Saturday May 20, 2017. Some 200 women could take their place in the House of Commons if the Conservatives win an increased majority, up nine on the total elected at the 2015 general election. See PA story ELECTION Women. Photo credit should read: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

2018 North East elections

Today (3 May) voters will head to the polls for council and mayoral elections. Elections are being held in 150 local authorities across the UK and polls have been open since 7 am. During the week, both the Labour and Conservatives party have been competing to gain votes for local constituencies. […]

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Public Meeting to Discuss NHS Crisis

Sunderland Trades Council and NHS campaign group ‘Keep Our NHS Public’  are to hold a meeting on Friday 23 March to discuss NHS issues. This meeting comes as a response to the Newcastle march and rally on 10 March, organised by Durham campaigners of ‘Keep Our NHS Public campaigners’ (KONP), in […]

Sharon Hodgson MP: “Sunderland named country’s unprotected sex capital is incredibly concerning”

Sharon Hodgson MP: “Sunderland named country’s unprotected sex capital is incredibly concerning”

MP Sharon Hodgson has voiced concerns after the city was labelled “the country’s unprotected sex capital.” The Washington & Sunderland MP, who campaigns on compulsory sex and relationship education in schools, believes more still needs to be done and branded the issue ‘concerning’. She told SR News: “The Government’s cuts to public […]