Angel of the North 21st Anniversary

Angel of the North 21st Anniversary

Earlier today I asked the Leader of the House if she would grant a debate on the importance of culture to local economies. The Angel of the North celebrates its 21st birthday this week, and I am very proud that this magnificent landmark is in my constituency and has...

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Liz’s column, February 2019

This week is Children’s Mental Health Week and as a member of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Suicide and Self-Harm, meetings and campaigns around mental health play a large part in my Parliamentary diary. I recently met with Action for Children at the launch of...

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The year ahead in British politics

So, here we stand at the start of a new year. For me, the run up to Christmas was a time for getting out and meeting constituents making their Christmas preparations and taking the time to thank and celebrate their local communities. It was a privilege – and a huge...

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Job advert: Caseworker

Job advert: Caseworker

Date Added: 03 January 2019 Closing Date: 14 January 2019 Job Title: Caseworker Working For: Liz Twist MP (Blaydon) Location: Blaydon Constituency Office Salary: £22,000 per annum in line with IPSA pay scale Job Details Liz Twist MP is seeking to appoint a caseworker...

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Traidcraft debate

Traidcraft debate

This morning I led a debate in Westminster Hall on Traidcraft and the future of Fairtrade. I have been raising the difficulties Traidcraft has been having in Parliament over the past few months. I was therefore pleased to be able to debate these issues in Parliament -...

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Constituency Christmas Card competition

Constituency Christmas Card competition

  I'm delighted to announce that the winners of this year's Christmas Card competition is St Joseph's Primary School. The winning cards by St Joseph's are held by Mary Foy (centre), Chair of the Gateshead Council Fairtrade Steering Group, and Jo Lambert (right),...

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Remembrance Day services in Blaydon

Remembrance Day services in Blaydon

Over last weekend, I attended some moving Remembrance Day services across the Blaydon constituency, to remember those killed and wounded in conflict, as we marked 100 years since Armistice Day. On Friday morning, pupils from Crookhill school joined residents and local...

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A response to the 2018 Budget

In politics words matter a lot. Less than a month ago Theresa May delivered her leaders’ address to Tory party conference, in which she proclaimed, “A decade after the financial crash, people need to know that the austerity it led to is over and that their hard work...

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Liz discusses the World Transplant Games in Parliament

Liz discusses the World Transplant Games in Parliament

  The World Transplant Games is due to take place in Newcastle and Gateshead in 2019. The highly emotive games are a celebration of a second chance of living life to the full. The Games demonstrate the success of transplant surgery and promote the...

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Liz chairs the latest APPCOG meeting

Liz chairs the latest APPCOG meeting

  Last week I had the pleasure of chairing the latest meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Carbon Monoxide Group (APPCOG). We looked at recent research, which found that those living in fuel poor and vulnerable households are more likely to be victims of carbon...

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Liz questions cuts to Northumbria Police

Liz questions cuts to Northumbria Police

  Yesterday I asked the Home Sectretary about the cuts to Northumbria Police. Since 2010, Northumbria Police have had funding cuts of £140m and lost 1000 jobs. They now face an additional cost of £11m. I therefore asked if the Home Sectretary if he...

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Third meeting of the APPG on PKU

Third meeting of the APPG on PKU

This afternoon we had the third meeting of the APPG on Phenylketonuria (PKU). It was great to discuss the updates in both NICE and NHS England's appraisal of PKU drug Kuvan, which is still not available on the NHS. We also discussed the problems many PKU patients are...

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