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Local MP Alan Campbell has joined Scouts from across the Tynemouth area to celebrate St George's Day. The service at Christ Church in North Shields saw Beavers, Cubs and Scouts reaffirm their Scouting Promise.  Hundreds of people were at the service including Elected Mayor Norma Redfearn and local MP's Mary Glindon and Alan Campbell.

 

St George's Day marked by important Scouts service

Local MP Alan Campbell has joined Scouts from across the Tynemouth area to celebrate St George's Day. The service at Christ Church in North Shields saw Beavers, Cubs and Scouts...

Tynemouth MP Alan Campbell used a debate in Parliament to attack the way some banks bully customers and complained about the lack of accountability by associations set up to maintain standards in the commercial and business financial sector. Alan Campbell MP said "Too many of my constituents find some of the banks are not there when they need them and the tactics they choose to protect their own profits put local businesses into difficulties."

Bullying Banks attacked in Commons Debate

Tynemouth MP Alan Campbell used a debate in Parliament to attack the way some banks bully customers and complained about the lack of accountability by associations set up to maintain...

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Local MP Alan Campbell presented the awards to the winners of this years’ North Tyneside 10K Road Race on Easter Sunday.  Thousands of competitors travelled from across the country to take part in the popular race. The route from The Parks in North Shields to St Mary's Lighthouse goes past some iconic sites like Tynemouth Castle and Priory and some to the regeneration which is changing the coast for the better.

10K Road race showcases coastal regeneration

Local MP Alan Campbell presented the awards to the winners of this years’ North Tyneside 10K Road Race on Easter Sunday.  Thousands of competitors travelled from across the country to...

Tynemouth MP Alan Campbell joined hundreds of worshippers at an open air service on Good Friday. The historic march brings together churches from across the town. Local MP Alan Campbell joined Elected Mayor Norma Redfearn at the event which is an important part of the local churches calendar.

Good Friday Procession of Witness

Tynemouth MP Alan Campbell joined hundreds of worshippers at an open air service on Good Friday. The historic march brings together churches from across the town. Local MP Alan Campbell...

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I attended the Carbon Monoxide – Be Alarmed! parliamentary campaign launch where I found out more about the dangers of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning.

I was surprised to hear that at least 4,000 people are treated in hospital and over 50 are killed by CO poisoning every year, but the true figures are likely to be even higher.

Almost three in five people don’t associate symptoms such as headaches, nausea, dizziness and breathlessness with carbon     monoxide poisoning which makes it even more difficult to diagnose CO.

I am supporting the campaign’s call to make sure that everyone in Tynemouth protects themselves and their loved ones. As part of this I would urge everybody to follow the simple ABC checklist – Do you have an Alarm fitted? Have you tested it and are the Batteries working? Have you had an up to date gas check?”

The campaign kindly provided me with a limited number of alarms which can be found at my constituency office.  Please pop in to pick one up while they are still available - or you can email campbellal@parliament.uk

 

Be Alarmed!

  I attended the Carbon Monoxide – Be Alarmed! parliamentary campaign launch where I found out more about the dangers of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. I was surprised to hear...

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Local MP Alan Campbell joined hundreds of local parents and supporters to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Gillian Quinn School of Theatre and Dance at a major production of Swan Lake.  The show at the refurbished Whitley Bay Playhouse was a showcase for the dance schools talent.

 

Alan Campbell MP said "This was a fantastic production and a great celebration of the schools 60th Anniversary. I am proud to be a patron of Dance Kaleidoscope and of the school under the fantastic leadership of Gillian Quinn".

Local MP supports Dance School Anniversary show

Local MP Alan Campbell joined hundreds of local parents and supporters to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Gillian Quinn School of Theatre and Dance at a major production of...

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I was pleased to support the Tynemouth Surfers Against Sewage Big Spring Beach Clean at Longsands on Sunday.

 

It was a beautiful day and it was great to see so many people supporting the event.

 

Tynemouth SAS have done brilliant work highlighting the problem of plastics in our seas and along our shores with their Return to Sender and Banish the Bottle campaigns.

 

Locally, they also told me of their plans to make Tynemouth Village a plastic free zone.  For updates on this and all their campaigns keep an eye on their website at;

 

https://www.sas.org.uk/campaign/message-in-a-bottle/

Surfers Against Sewage Beach Clean

  I was pleased to support the Tynemouth Surfers Against Sewage Big Spring Beach Clean at Longsands on Sunday.   It was a beautiful day and it was great to...

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I recently met with Headteachers from across the borough to discuss local concerns about cuts to school funding. 

Analysis of the DfE’s data points to a £339 loss for every primary age pupil and a £477 loss for every child in secondary school. 

Spending per pupil in North Tyneside is already projected to be £1500 less than the average London borough by 2017-18.  Further changes to the National Fair Funding Formula are set to take a further 2.7% from school budgets before schools have to pay the cost of pay rises, pensions and NIC changes. 

Schools with big sixth forms will be hit harder as they struggle to cope with cuts to Post 16 funding.  The cuts will mean fewer staff, less buildings maintenance or a reduced curriculum or most likely all of them.  North East Schools would need £323 million to match London levels yet the Chancellor set aside £360 million for unnecessary grammar or free schools.  I've already raised my concerns with Ministers and will continue to do all I can to oppose these unfair cuts.

Meeting to discuss concerns over school cuts

I recently met with Headteachers from across the borough to discuss local concerns about cuts to school funding.  Analysis of the DfE’s data points to a £339 loss for every...

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On Wednesday (8 March 2017), I was pleased to show my support for a mass lobby of Parliament organised by the Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) campaign and supported by UNISON.

I was proud to sign a pledge to call on the government to implement fair transitional arrangements for WASPI women affected by the State Pension Age changes.

The campaign is fighting for compensation for women born on or after 6 April 1951 who are facing hardship in retirement as a result of the government’s changes to their state pension age.

The 1995 Pensions Act increased women’s state pension age to 65, the same as men’s. At the time, many organisations recommended that the government should ensure that the women affected were given fair notice of the changes.

But these recommendations were ignored by the government and as a result hundreds of thousands of women have had no time to make alternative arrangements and their plans for retirement have been shattered.

It is totally unacceptable that these women are heading for financial hardship in old age because the government failed to communicate the changes with them effectively. The government must reconsider their stance on this important issue and implement fair transitional State Pension arrangements so that these women get the retirement they deserve.

Supporting WASPI women

On Wednesday (8 March 2017), I was pleased to show my support for a mass lobby of Parliament organised by the Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) campaign and supported...

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Tynemouth MP Alan Campbell tonight attended the results of the election of North Tyneside’s new Young Mayor and Member of the Youth Parliament.

Speaking after the results were announced Alan said “I want to congratulate Oscar Daniel, North Tyneside’s new Young Mayor and Sophie Anson, new member of the Youth Parliament. 

It is a fantastic achievement for both of them and I was very impressed by their hard fought campaigns.  I look forward to working with them in the future.”

 

Election success for Oscar and Sophie

Tynemouth MP Alan Campbell tonight attended the results of the election of North Tyneside’s new Young Mayor and Member of the Youth Parliament. Speaking after the results were announced Alan...

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