Guide Dog Stand

It was a pleasure to visit the Guide Dog stand at conference. We discussed how audio visual (AV) announcements are essential to allow people with sight loss to use busses safely and independently. Without AV announcements, many blind and partially sighted people do not feel comfortable using busses, which has a knock-on effect on their […]


My surgeries are now back to the regular first and third Friday of the month between 3 and 5pm. They are held at 12 Regent Terrace, Gateshead, opposite the Civic Centre, and no appointment is necessary. October’s surgeries will be held on Friday 7th and Friday 21st.

Sunday Politics Show

I appeared on the Sunday Politics Show yesterday to discuss Labour’s new policies, as well as the reintroduction of grammar schools. You can watch the entire programme here.

Championing Futures

It was a great pleasure and a real honour to be at the Foundation Futures annual dinner, a not for profit organisation which works with the most disadvantaged, vulnerable and at risk young people in the North East.