Bio Labour MP for Newcastle North & Chair of @HoCPetitions. If a constituent EMAIL ME as I may not see tweet. Abusive & trolling tweeters I have filters! 🗣💆 Location ÜT: 51.500693,-0.126137 Tweets 12,7K Followers 28,1K Following 994 Account created 27-09-2009 19:17:18 ID 77808680
iPhone : Its been a really tough year for retail. Whether youre doing your Christmas shopping online or on the high street, please try and support our fantastic small businesses who need a boost right now #SmallBizSatUK
iPhone : Leo BurkeMatt ChorleyShelagh Fogarty How do individuals take responsibility for the actions of 66 million? We need a Govt that takes sensible, timely decisions; gives clear information; leads properly by example; spends our money ethically on systems that work & enables mass testing & localised track & trace
iPhone : There is a lot of suspicion that the decision about which tier an area is in is politically driven. To counter this view, Govt must publish the criteria and data sets they use to inform their decision making. Transparency is crucial if we are to feel we are being treated fairly.
iPhone : People in Newcastle & the North East have made huge sacrifices during the #Covid19 pandemic. Coming out of this second lockdown our case rate is falling. We need reassurance Tier 3 will be extremely short term & plan for mass testing. Ive written to Matt Hancock for answers.
iPhone : Labour Chief Whip and Newcastle East MP Nick Brown has written to Matt Hancock to ask why Newcastle (Covid rate per 100k, 343.8) has been placed in Tier 3, while Havering borough in London (Covid rate per 100k, 366.8) is in Tier 2.
iPhone : Just come off call with Health Minister Helen Whately. NE goes into tier 3 from 2 despite there being a 12% drop in case in NE & 22% drop in North of region last week.Restriction likely to be in place till Jan & no new money to support business. Shambolic!
iPhone : Aviation workers have had a really tough time during #Covid19. I've supported this cross party letter on behalf of tuiuk employees who are being unfairly treated in being denied furlough. twitter.com/jamie4north/st…
iPhone : #Covid19 has had a huge impact on cancer care leading to a backlog in consultations and treatments. Despite cross party calls, a funding boost for vital cancer treatments was not in the #SpendingReview2020. Real danger more lives will be lost without action to #catchupwithcancer