Politics

Labour gain seats in North Tyneside election

Labour gain seats in North Tyneside election

Labour have gained two seats in North Tyneside  in the 2018 local elections. The party took both Cullercoats and Monkseaton North from the Conservatives: Joe Kirwin defeated incumbent Les Miller by just 28 votes in Monkseaton North, while Willie Samuel defeated Ken Barrie in Cullercoats. They also gained Northumberland from […]

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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North East activists travel to London to support UN’s Anti Racism Day demonstration

Stand Up To Racism North East travelled to London last Saturday to join the national demonstration to mark the UN’s Anti-Racism Day. Representing the North East was Labour’s youngest councillor, Sharifah Rahman of Darlington. The activists marched from the BBC’s Portland Place offices to Whitehall. Prominent anti-racism campaigner Diane Abbott MP […]