Welcome to my 2019 General Election website

I care passionately about Newcastle North – this is the area where I was born and am now raising my own young family.

It was therefore a huge honour to be elected as the Labour MP for our area in 2010, and re-elected in 2015 and 2017.

Since being elected, I have worked hard to be approachable, transparent, pro-active and accessible and to represent the whole constituency over the last nine years.

I’ve met with so many local people, community organisations, businesses and charities to listen to their concerns and represent their views in Parliament.

It has also been hugely rewarding to be able to help a large number of local people with specific problems – and since 2010 – I have handled around 17,000 individual cases, or policy queries, on behalf of residents and organisations across Newcastle North.

Over the next few weeks, I will be posting regular updates on my campaign and my pledges. I would be honoured to be re-elected to represent our area, and I would be grateful to receive your support on 12 December.

And, if I haven’t yet had the opportunity to meet with you – or if you have any concerns you’d like to raise with me – please don’t hesitate to get in touch using the contact details on this website.