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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
RT @redfellterrier: @JeremyBeecham Underfunding means large classes and qualified science(!) teachers forced into unreliable supply work. N…
Is there a teacher in the house? Staffing targets haven't been met for five years and 10,000 fewer secondary teachers recruited than planned
RT @CommonsPAC: Govt is still failing to get a grip on the oversight of Local Enterprise Partnerships. Read our new report examining the Gr…
RT @BBCParliament: Labour is backing the Refugees Family Reunion Bill. Shadow home office minister Afzal Khan said while it would affect on…
@rosaltmann @GlenysThornton And remember Ros speaks as a Tory Peer and respected former Minister!
RT @NewcastleCC: Love Newcastle? Watch the stories of our city here and discover how #TogetherWeAreStronger https://t.co/Sofa4BBq4F
Tory Northampton County Council savaged by inspector's report & likely to be abolished. Leader resigns. What did Tory MPs do over the years?
Schools in the red. 26 per cent of local council secondary schools are running deficits, three times more than 5 years ago @guardiannews
Infant mortality is rising in the UK and is 4th highest in the 15 OECD countries Nuffield Trust &Royal College of Paediatrics report
UK infant mortality is rising and is now fourth highest among the OECD countries @NuffieldTrust and @royalcol
Coppers. The Tories won't now scrap 1p and 2p coins. It's a pity they're not doing more to increase the other coppers, the ones in uniform
RT @Zoe_Waterman: Huge congratulations to @richardbeecham1 on a stunning production of #BrokenGlass @watfordpalace - fantastic acting, gorg…
RT @richardbeecham1: My brilliant actors deserve every one of their five stars in this review. @watfordpalace #BrokenGlass https://t.co/mG3…
Just seen my son Richard's brilliant production of Arthur Miller's Broken Glass at Watford's Palace Theatre. So proud of him.
RT @AngelaRayner: After Tory MPs shouting at me yesterday over our #FreeSchoolMeals campaign not being factually correct I suggest they hav…
RT @ChiOnwurah: In Newcastle I often see asylum seekers & refugees who want the to learn English. This table explains why all too often it…
RT @chiefrabbi: “The horrific calls for a ‘punish a Muslim day’ over recent days are a sobering reminder of the depravity of #Islamophobia.…
RT @NewcastleUnites: Great news! Facebook bans Britain First and its leaders | World news | The Guardian https://t.co/V1dJ8Jba60
Four Tory councils, Surrey,Lancashire,Somerset and Norfolk could go bust,like Northamptonshire, in the next three years @NAOorguk reports
"The UK is experiencing the weakest growth since Attlee was PM and the longest period of austerity since the Napoleonic Wars @guardiannews