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Twitter bio: Veteran Newcastle Cllr, ex-Chair LGA and Labour NEC, Shadow Justice Minister in Lords

Affiliation: Labour
Join Date: 20 Jul 2010
Home sweet home? Not for 79,000 households after six years of rising homelessness costing £1 bn a year @NAOorguk reports
RT @ScotswoodGarden: Come and join us for festive family fun this Saturday 10.30-12.30, we'd love a retweet @JeremyBeecham @whatsonne @Radi
RT @francescrook: Just to be clear, prison staff being put under intolerable strain and doing their best in places like Scrubs. The fault f…
Right to buy? Sounds good, but 40 per cent of council homes bought by tenants are now owned by private landlords. So it's really buy to let!
Yet another prison in crisis. Chief Inspector of Prisons highlights increase in violent incidents in West London prison. When will Govt act?
East Coast rail service loses its Virginity. Stagecoach and Virgin are giving up their franchise and the Govt lets them off £3.3 bn
@ launch of Legal Aid Practitioners' Manifesto For Legal Aid. Timely as the long awaited review of Govt policy (Laspo) gets under way
RT @PenelopeGibbs2: @JeremyBeecham asked government why they are making all defendants declare their nationality on1st appearance, even if…
Another North East contribution to history. The oldest Latin bible produced @Jarrow in 715AD returns 4 a British Library show @guardiannews
RT @SadiqKhan: President Trump has used Twitter to promote a vile, extremist group that exists solely to sow division and hatred in our cou…
Great speeches by @joanryan and @EmilyThornberry at the well attended annual lunch of Labour Friends of Israel
RT @HadleyFreeman: “Divorced. American. Actress,” says the Mail, audibly vomiting all over itself in horror https://t.co/Wep2pOMl5t
RT @francescrook: Last week G4S child jail Oakhill was damned as being unsafe. In response the Youth Custody Service said it was taking act…
"To be young was very heaven". Maybe for Wordsworth, but not today when self harming by under 18s has increased by 50per cent in 5 years
£11m transfer planned by Ncl Utd and Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley- not for the club, to his brother for past work for Sports Direct
North of Tyne devolution deal welcomethough £20m a year 4 30 years 4 the local economy is peanuts when Ncle loses £280m a year in cuts
The Tories' seven year hitch. When the Tory/Lib Dem govt took over in 2010 the economy was growing.They increased VAT & strangled growth
The next to nothing budget. Nothing extra 4 social care ,policing, basic school funding & £9bn less than the NHS needs for the next 3 years
Great news. Tories plan to build 300,000 new homes a year -by 2025!!