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Local MP Alan Campbell is supporting World Water Day which is held annually 'as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources'. An international day to celebrate World Water Day was recommended at the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) and the UN General Assembly designated 22 March 1993 as the first World Water Day.

Alan Campbell said "In recent years there has been real progress in reducing the number of people in developing countries that do not have access to clean water or sanitation. However, as WaterAid's 'Everyone, Everywhere' report reminds us, 11% of the world's global population - 783 million people - remain without access to an improved source of drinking water and the UN estimate that 2.5 billion people in developing countries still lack access to improved sanitation facilities.

 

The Millennium Development Goals have provided huge momentum in addressing some of the most pressing challenges facing developing countries but it is clear that further progress is needed including on the key issue of improving access to clean water and sanitation.”

World Water Day

          Local MP Alan Campbell is supporting World Water Day which is held annually 'as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and...

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Tynemouth MP Alan Campbell today gave a reading at a Harvest of the Sea event organised by the North Shields Fisherman’s Mission and which was held at the Low Light on the Fish Quay.

Alan Campbell MP “It was an honour to be asked to give a reading at the event today.  It was a great turnout and I’d like to thank Peter Dade of the Fisherman’s Mission for organising the event.”

Harvest of the Sea

Tynemouth MP Alan Campbell today gave a reading at a Harvest of the Sea event organised by the North Shields Fisherman’s Mission and which was held at the Low Light on the...

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At Second Reading of the Enterprise Bill in the House of Commons the Government announced their intention to devolve Sunday Trading laws to local authorities and introduced amendments during the Commons Committee Stage.

Alan Campbell MP said “I strongly support the existing arrangements which work well and strike a sensible balance between the needs of those who want to shop and those who work in retail.  I therefore opposed the Government’s proposed changes in parliament today, voting in favour of an amendment to remove these provisions from the Bill. The Government was defeated by 317 votes to 286.

As the person responsible on our side for making sure we had the numbers and working with other parties I should admit I was slightly surprised by the scale of victory. I hope this now puts the issue to bed however should it return to Parliament, please be   assured that I will continue to echo the voices of small businesses, shopworkers and their families in support of the current arrangements.”

 

Helping hardworking families

At Second Reading of the Enterprise Bill in the House of Commons the Government announced their intention to devolve Sunday Trading laws to local authorities and introduced amendments during the...

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International Women’s Day is a chance to celebrate the achievements of women and to recognise the progress made on women’s rights and freedoms to date.

On Tuesday there was a wide-ranging debate in the House of Commons in which some of the economic, social, cultural and political successes of women were noted. It was also an opportunity to recognise how much further we have to go, both in the UK and internationally, to achieve equality for women.

Alan Campbell MP said "I am concerned that many policies introduced by the Government are turning back the clock on economic equality. Of the £82bn in tax increases and cuts in social security spending since 2010 that will be implemented over the course of this Parliament, 81% will come from women. Despite repeated calls from the Opposition, the Government has refused to publish a cumulative   impact assessment of their policies on women.

We also need to do far more to tackle violence against women and girls. A list was movingly read out during the debate of women who are among the two killed every week in this country by a partner or former partner.

I recognise that the challenges women face in this country are faced by women everywhere. I am pleased that the sustainable development goals, to which we, along with all other countries, are signatories, include a goal dedicated to gender equality and women’s empowerment.”

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International Women's Day

International Women’s Day is a chance to celebrate the achievements of women and to recognise the progress made on women’s rights and freedoms to date. On Tuesday there was a...

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Alan Campbell MP was pleased to be asked again to present the awards at this year’s Code Ward event.

HPE CodeWars is a world-class computer programming competition for secondary school students. The event is designed to challenge and inspire students by taking them outside the classroom and exposing them to an exciting, stimulating, and competitive environment where they can test their abilities and grow their potential in future tech careers.

The competition involves a series of coding challenges ranging from simple tasks, like writing a program to say hello, through to creating a cinema ticket-booking system that includes age verification for film showings.

Alan Campbell MP said “I was very pleased to be asked again this year to present the awards.  There were 30 teams representing over 15 schools from across the North East including Marden High and the standard was extremely high.  Congratulations to all those who took part.”

Code Wars!

Alan Campbell MP was pleased to be asked again to present the awards at this year’s Code Ward event. HPE CodeWars is a world-class computer programming competition for secondary school...

Tynemouth MP Alan Campbell attended a Fair Trade coffee morning this weekend at St John’s Methodist Church in Cullercoats.

This year the event was the first of hopefully many events organised by the newly formed Coast Cooperative Local Forum as part of the Fair Trade Foundation’s annual Fair Trade Fortnight.

Alan Campbell MP said “I am always happy to support the work of the Fair Trade Foundation and I was pleased to see so many local residents there.  I wish the new Coast Cooperative Local Forum every success and I’d also like to thank Mark Ormston for his invaluable work in organising the event and in keeping Fair Trade on the local agenda”.

Fair Trade Coffee Morning in Cullercoats

Tynemouth MP Alan Campbell attended a Fair Trade coffee morning this weekend at St John’s Methodist Church in Cullercoats. This year the event was the first of hopefully many events...

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Alan Campbell, MP for Tynemouth today met with local McDonald’s franchisee Bill Liddy and his team at the newly transformed Coast Road restaurant, to discuss his recent investment, contribution to the local community, and the high-tech makeover.

During his visit, Alan was given a tour of the restaurant, including the kitchens, and met staff who gave him insight into how the restaurant operates locally.

Alan was particularly interested to hear about the restaurants’ work in dealing with litter through the daily litter patrols and the partnership with anti-littering group Keep Britain Tidy.  Just last week nine volunteers tackled the rubbish in and around the Garth Housing Estate, as part of the nationwide campaign – Clean for the Queen.

Alan Campbell MP, said: "I found my visit to McDonald's, on Coast Road, very valuable and I was really impressed with the new features. It’s positive to see how staff are valued and have a wide range of opportunities available. What's more the company cares about being part of the local community – events such as Clean for the Queen are a good example of this.”

Visit to local business

Alan Campbell, MP for Tynemouth today met with local McDonald’s franchisee Bill Liddy and his team at the newly transformed Coast Road restaurant, to discuss his recent investment, contribution to...

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Alan Campbell MP has welcomed the news that the Government has caved into pressure and committed funding for the National Wildlife Crime Unit for the next four years.

 

The Unit had been due to close in a matter of weeks but in another u-turn, Rory Stewart, Environment Minister, today announced that Defra and the Home Office would each commit £136,000 a year over the next four years to the unit.  Defra also committed additional funding of up to £29,000 a year until March 2020 for its work to address wildlife crime online. 

 

Alan Campbell MP said “I am pleased that the government has listened to the concerns that have been raised inside and outside of parliament over the last weeks and months.

 

I know many of my constituents care deeply about wildlife issues and know the importance of having the resources in place to prevent wildlife crime.  I’ve been campaigning along with many of my constituents on this issue which represents a real victory for common sense.  I would like ot thank all those who have contacted me to campaign on this important issue.”

 

The National Wildlife Crime Unit (NWCU) is a small, but highly effective specialist police unit that provides expert support to tackle all wildlife crime in the UK. It is at the front line to stopping illegal trade in threatened species here in the UK and is a vital link in international efforts to stamp out this trade.

Victory for Wildlife Crime Campaigners!

  Alan Campbell MP has welcomed the news that the Government has caved into pressure and committed funding for the National Wildlife Crime Unit for the next four years.  ...

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Alan Campbell MP tonight attended the results of the Youth Mayor and North Tyneside UK Youth Parliament MP at an event held at North Tyneside Council.

 

Mr Campbell said “All the candidates in this years’ elections were very impressive so I would like to offer my congratulations to Kieran Archer, North Tyneside’s new Young Mayor and Dillon Blevins, North Tyneside’s new Youth MP on their election.

 

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I would also like to thank outgoing Youth MP Rebecca Moore and outgoing Young Mayor Abbie Armstrong for all their hard work over the last year.”

New Young Mayor for Borough

  Alan Campbell MP tonight attended the results of the Youth Mayor and North Tyneside UK Youth Parliament MP at an event held at North Tyneside Council.   Mr Campbell...

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Alan Campbell MP recently attended an event promoting the Child Rescue Alert as part of a two week campaign by the National Crime Agency, the Missing People charity and Group Call.  The system, designed to alert the public when a child has been abducted and is believed to be in danger, could easily save a life. The event highlighted the value of this system explaining how important a role the public and media play in the search of a missing child. The more people aware of a disappearance, the more likely it is the child will be returned safely.

 

Alan Campbell MP said “I cannot even comprehend the heartbreak a missing child would bring and I believe we should take every action necessary to prevent others from experiencing a similar tragedy to the McCann’s.  I fully support this campaign and urge my constituents to sign up.”

 

To help any of the hundreds of people that go missing around the North East every year simply visit childrescuealert.org.uk and register to receive an alert if a child in North Tyneside goes missing.  It is free and might even save a life.   

MP supports Child Rescue Alert

Alan Campbell MP recently attended an event promoting the Child Rescue Alert as part of a two week campaign by the National Crime Agency, the Missing People charity and Group...

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