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Tynemouth MP Alan Campbell recently went to meet Bob Jeffrey, a local playwright who has written a new play based on the experience of veterans and PTSD.  Dragon premieres this evening at the Saville Exchange in North Shields and starts two local actors, Mickey McGregor who plays Tony, and Harriet Ghost who plays Katie.

Alan said "I know Bob has based the play on the real life experiences of veterans in Afghanistan and has spoken to many veterans as part of his research for the play.  It really is an important subject that we need to understand better.  I am sure that it will be a great success."

Dragon is on at the Saville Exchange from 14th to 16th June. Tickets can be purchased at www.ticketsource.co.uk/theexchange

 

 

 

Dragon, a new play

Tynemouth MP Alan Campbell recently went to meet Bob Jeffrey, a local playwright who has written a new play based on the experience of veterans and PTSD.  Dragon premieres this evening...

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I am pleased to support the League Against Cruel Sport’s petition to stop the killing of foxes by hunts through a loophole in the law. You can sign the petition at www.league.org.uk/huntingkills

 

Defending the Fox Hunting Ban

I am pleased to support the League Against Cruel Sport’s petition to stop the killing of foxes by hunts through a loophole in the law. You can sign the petition...

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Local MP Alan Campbell recently joined  local residents at the celebrations of the 350th anniversary of Christ Church in North Shields.

The event was supported by the Backworth Male Voice Choir and also hosted North Tyneside Council’s Chairman’s Civic Sunday Service.

Alan said "I was honoured to be a part of the celebrations which will be ongoing throughout the year.  Christ Church really is a focal point of the local community.  Here's to another 350 years."

350th Anniversary of Christ Church

Local MP Alan Campbell recently joined  local residents at the celebrations of the 350th anniversary of Christ Church in North Shields. The event was supported by the Backworth Male Voice...

Alan Campbell MP has welcomed the news that Whitley Bay Post Office is set to re-open.

The Post Office closed in December 2017 after the postmaster resigned and the premises were withdrawn for Post Office use.

The new premise, located on Whitley Road, is currently empty and will undergo refurbishment and will also include a pharmacy.

The Post Office is currently consulting on the plans and local people can have their say at;

https://www.postofficeviews.co.uk/national-consultation-team/whitley-bay-ne26-1dg-481329/

Alan Campbell MP said “I am delighted that Post Office will be opening a new facility in the town after the unexpected closure last year.

The Post Office is a valuable service for local people who were rightly dismayed to see the loss of the service last Christmas. I would like to thank local people and local Whitley Bay Cllrs, Sandra, John and Margaret who got behind the campaign to make sure Whitley Bay kept its Post Office. Thanks also to Post Office for working with us to make this happen.”

Whitley Bay Post Office to re-open

Alan Campbell MP has welcomed the news that Whitley Bay Post Office is set to re-open. The Post Office closed in December 2017 after the postmaster resigned and the premises...

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Tynemouth MP Alan Campbell has welcomed the announcement of decision to put Urgent Treatment Centre at Rake Lane Hospital.

The local MP said, "I welcome the confirmation that the Urgent Treatment Centre will be at Rake Lane Hospital - it was the preferred choice of local people and something I strongly campaigned for. It is just a pity this sensible decision wasn't made at the first time of asking."

"I am disappointed that despite longer opening hours than originally proposed it will still not be a 24 hour walk in service. The CCG has decided on a new model of urgent care and I will be monitoring it closely to see if it works for local people and whether it is safe.”

“But the reality is if people want to see local services that expand rather than contract that investment will need a Labour Government"

"I hope however that the new Urgent Treatment Centre will reassure local people that Rake Lane Hospital is an important part of local healthcare and will remain so in the future"

 

Urgent Care to remain at Rake Lane

Tynemouth MP Alan Campbell has welcomed the announcement of decision to put Urgent Treatment Centre at Rake Lane Hospital. The local MP said, "I welcome the confirmation that the Urgent Treatment...

Last week a statue of the suffragist Millicent Fawcett was unveiled in Westminster, the first statue of a woman in Parliament Square. The week before I attended the funeral of Zola Zembe, Tynemouth resident and South African trades unionist who had shared a cell with Nelson Mandela. On the face of it the two, born a century apart, had little in common. Yet they shared a commitment to education as a means of improving the human condition and a deep commitment to politics and voting as a way of bringing about change.

On Thursday 3rd May we have important local elections. On Friday the votes will be counted. Apart from the difference in choice of candidate, each ballot paper looks much the same. You cannot tell the voters name, their age or the street in which they live. You cannot tell their gender, their ethnicity, their religion or their sexual orientation. You cannot tell their job or whether they have a family. What they have in common is that for a few minutes on a particular day they took part in the democratic process. They probably had their own reason for doing so but in their own way each backed a vision of what their community could be like. And in doing so they assert their right to be heard. It’s why elections are important and humbling and I hope everyone takes a few minutes to be part of it.

The importance of democracy

Last week a statue of the suffragist Millicent Fawcett was unveiled in Westminster, the first statue of a woman in Parliament Square. The week before I attended the funeral of...

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Local MP Alan Campbell today gave a talk at the Old Low Light on the Fish Quay as part of a series called Leading Lights Talks.

The well attended talk was to introduce the opening of a new exhibition at the Old Low Light Heritage Gallery called ' Shields v The Toon and which covers the 600 years of North Shields' battles with Newcastle to remove restrictions and monopolies over trade on the Tyne, which greatly limited the development of the town.

Alan said "I was pleased to be asked to give a talk to mark this exciting exhibition.  I spoke about the importance of fishing to the area, the exciting regeneration of our coast and future plans for North Shields." 

Giving a talk at the Old Low Light

Local MP Alan Campbell today gave a talk at the Old Low Light on the Fish Quay as part of a series called Leading Lights Talks. The well attended talk...

Local MP Alan Campbell recently attended a parliamentary event to support NCT’s #HiddenHalf campaign to get postnatal mental illness out of hiding.

The event aimed to raise Parliamentarians’ awareness of new mothers’ mental health problems. Recent research¹ by the National Childbirth Trust, the UK’s largest charity for parents, found that nearly half of new mums’ mental health problems aren’t picked up by health professionals.

Alan Campbell MP said:It’s shocking that so many new mothers aren’t getting the help they need and I realise this can have a devastating impact on women and their families. I’m supporting NCT’s excellent #HiddenHalf campaign to improve services in Tynemouth and I’ll be raising this with the Department of Health and North Tyneside Clinical Commissioning Group. I would urge people to sign up to support the campaign at www.nct.org.uk/hiddenhalf

Supporting the Hidden Half

Local MP Alan Campbell recently attended a parliamentary event to support NCT’s #HiddenHalf campaign to get postnatal mental illness out of hiding. The event aimed to raise Parliamentarians’ awareness of...

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Alan Campbell MP was on hand this weekend to award the prizes to the winners of the 2018 North Tyneside 10k Road Race.

Alan said "This event is now a fixture of the athletics season and gets bigger every year.  Well done to the winners and well done to all who took part, many for charity."

 

North Tyneside 10k Road Race

Alan Campbell MP was on hand this weekend to award the prizes to the winners of the 2018 North Tyneside 10k Road Race. Alan said "This event is now a...

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Tynemouth MP Alan Campbell today joined with local churches and residents for the Good Friday Procession of Witness in North Shields.

Alan Campbell said "I am always pleased to join with local churches in a special Good Friday service."

Good Friday March in North Shields

Tynemouth MP Alan Campbell today joined with local churches and residents for the Good Friday Procession of Witness in North Shields. Alan Campbell said "I am always pleased to join...

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