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Guy visits Adderlane school

Hexham MP Guy Opperman recently visited Adderlane Academy in Prudhoe and met Head Teacher Emma Potts. The school was previously in Special Measures, but the Head is turning the school around, with improved numbers and results.

Living Wage helps 300,000 out of low pay

The number of workers on low pay in the UK has fallen by more than 300,000 following the Conservatives’ introduction of the national living wage, a think tank says.

Jobs fair is a great success in Hexham

Hexham MP Guy Opperman held his third annual Tynedale Jobs Fair last week, with hundreds of people attending and nearly fifty businesses and employers there looking to hire.

David Gauke Conference Speech

“In 2010, our economy faced a crisis. 
 
We were borrowing more than at any time in our peace time history.
Unemployment had risen by nearly 850,000 in the previous two years, we had just under 4 million workless households. 
 

Labour poised for leadership change in Northumberland

Labour's leader on Northumberland County Council surprised many by announcing that he would stay on as leader following his party's disastrous election result in Northumberland. Labour sources now suggest Grant Davey's days could be numbered.

Ruth Davidson: ‘Unite and fight’

Thank-you conference.
 
It’s great to be here in Manchester. Or as I call it, the Southern powerhouse.
 
I want to talk to you about the general election. In fact, I want to talk to you about two of them.
 
The first one - two years ago.
 

Andrew RT Davies: Conference Speech

Good afternoon conference,
 
If a week in politics is a long time, then a year can seem like a lifetime.
 
As you can see, the months have etched themselves into my forehead…
 

Sajid Javid: Fixing injustices in our housing market

Ladies and Gentlemen, we are just fifteen hundred yards away from the site of the worst terrorist atrocity seen in this country since 7/7.
An attack that was aimed at children.
But, the next day in Albert Square, I saw something that makes me so very proud to be British.