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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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Local MP Alan Campbell today dropped in to Cullercoats Coffee to show his support for local businesses as part of English Tourism Week.

English Tourism Week was created to raise awareness of the size, value and importance of tourism to our local, regional and national economies and highlight the valuable contribution made by local businesses.

Alan said “I think it’s important that we celebrate the work of the industry and its importance to our local economy. There’s a real sense of excitement about the coast at the moment. Investment in Whitley Bay is almost coming to fruition with the Dome set to open very soon and small independent businesses including micro-pubs and restaurants choosing to set up in the town. Tynemouth was last week voted the best place to live in the North by the Sunday Times and in Cullercoats, the ‘Cullerfornia’ campaign, started by local businesses is creating a real buzz.

Not only does it make our area a great place to live and work, let’s not forget tourism is worth £3.4bn a year to the North East and employs 63,000 people so it’s clearly also a great place to visit.

English Tourism Week at the Coast

Local MP Alan Campbell today dropped in to Cullercoats Coffee to show his support for local businesses as part of English Tourism Week. English Tourism Week was created to raise...

In light of the news that the Government is set to award the contract to print Britain’s new passports to a company based in Holland, local MP Alan Campbell has today written to the Prime Minister to urge her to reconsider.

In a letter to the Prime Minister Tynemouth MP Alan Campbell said “Ministers are keen to quote EU procurement rules whilst accepting that other EU countries particularly France manage to ensure that the contract goes to a company in their own country. I understand that a Government may cite national interest as the reason for doing so.

May I suggest that the UK Government does the same and take the remaining stages of the process to ensure that a UK company is awarded the contract.

In particular De La Rue, based in Gateshead have the experience, skills and reliability to do so and I would urge the UK Government to back the De La Rue bid and back UK workers.”

 

Tynemouth MP urges PM to back British in passport row

In light of the news that the Government is set to award the contract to print Britain’s new passports to a company based in Holland, local MP Alan Campbell has...

Government Minister’s stand accused of breaking their promises during and after the EU Referendum that Britain would leave the Common Fisheries Policy and regain control of UK waters at the earliest opportunity. Instead it has been revealed that control over quotas and stocks will remain with the EU long after any Brexit date but instead of being inside the decision making process, the UK will be outside yet still subject to EU rules.

Tynemouth MP Alan Campbell said fishermen across the country will feel let down and angry by the Brexiteers broken promises of taking back absolute control of our fisheries on day one of leaving the EU.

Alan Campbell MP said “The Government has said that in leaving the Common Fisheries Policy the UK will regain control of our fisheries on day one. Now we learn that that has been put on ice but although we will not take part any new rules or quotas our fishermen will still be subject to them. Furthermore there is no guarantee that at the end of a transition period our fishing rights will not be traded away for some other political or economic priority.”

“UK fishermen were betrayed by a Conservative Government on Brentry and they look like being betrayed by a Conservative Government on Brexit.”

Alan Campbell MP also pressed Ministers in the Commons on the future for the prawn industry. North Shields is England’s biggest prawn port with 95% of catch being exported to the continent. Alan Campbell asked the Environment Secretary for assurances on the ports future saying that given we export such a large proportion of our prawns to Europe should we not have the freest trade with Europe?

Alan Campbell said “It’s one thing to catch the fish in our own waters but our fishermen must also have access to markets to sell them.”

Anger over Fisheries Broken Promises

Government Minister’s stand accused of breaking their promises during and after the EU Referendum that Britain would leave the Common Fisheries Policy and regain control of UK waters at the...

Alan Campbell MP has raised concerns following a report by YMCA which looked into the effects of appearance-based bullying on young people.

YMCA’s ‘Be Real’ Report found that more than half of young people have been bullied about their appearance and for most this bullying starts by the age of 10 years old.

Tynemouth MP Alan Campbell said “I was shocked at the findings of this report.  It is unacceptable that children as young as ten are being bullied because of their appearance and it’s clear that more needs to be done to address this issue such as education around bullying, body image and sexual harassment within schools.”

YMCA 'Be Real' Campaign

Alan Campbell MP has raised concerns following a report by YMCA which looked into the effects of appearance-based bullying on young people. YMCA’s ‘Be Real’ Report found that more than...

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