In the media

Helen is a regular contributor to national news stories whether by radio, television or press. Below you can find links to recent appearances, articles and comments on current affairs. Please note that the links to television and radio may be time limited.

For Helen's recent appearances on TV and Radio click here.

For articles and mentions in the national news click here.

Helen is a regular contributor to Huffington Post. You can read her entries here.

Read Helen's recent LabourList contributions here.

You can find Helen's articles on Bdaily here.


Local issues

Emily Thornberry shown issues deprived communities face during visit to Coundon Northern Echo

Former child slave Stephen to face asylum decision on 20th birthday Northern Echo

Flag-waving welcome for Prince Charles as he visits Durham and Barnard Castle Northern Echo

MP slams proposal to move ceremony rooms out of Bishop Auckland as "wholly objectionable" Northern Echo

MP hits out after electric car conks out Teesdale Mercury

Shop and takeaway plan for arson-hit hotel site in Bishop Auckland Northern Echo

Bishop Auckland MP Helen Goodman says NHS buildings rent is too high Northern Echo

Cheers and applause for Votes for Women centenary marchers in Bishop Auckland Northern Echo

Shildon asylum seeker's case raised with MPs Northern Echo

Bishop Auckland Votes for Women centenary march organisers awarded grant as preparations gather pace Northern Echo

Petition calling on Home Secretary to grant trafficked teen 'Stephen' asylum reaches 106,000 signatures Northern Echo

MP Helen Goodman takes Toft Hill bypass petition to Parliament Northern Echo

Bishop Auckland MP Helen Goodman whose electric car 'conked out' accuses Nissan and dealer of 'systematic mis-selling' Northern Echo

Nissan Leaf owning MP tells Commons how her electric car 'conked out' Chronicle

Fresh call to ban 'gay conversion therapy' BBC News

Anger over Carillion's huge payments to shareholders and directors as staff pensions under threat Chronicle

Calls for county archives to be moved from Durham city Northern Echo

Hard-hitting play set to highlight risks of underage drinking to Willington and Spennymoor school pupils Northern Echo 

Petition launched to save asylum seeker Stephen, of Shildon Northern Echo

Nurses and GPs in County Durham to respond to elderly patients' 999 calls ahead of ambulance crews as NHS winter crisis engulf Northern Echo

'Grotesque' - MP slams decision to kick out teenage Shildon asylum seeker forced to work as slave on cannabis farm Northern Echo

MPs argue over engine’s home Northern Echo

Why every new road could have an electric car charging point in the future Chronicle

Proposed shake-up of region's political map makes more sense than first draft by Boundary Commission of England Northern Echo and Darlington & Stockton Times

Housing developers ‘should put electric vehicle charging points on all roads’ East Lothian Courier

Deaf teen meets Bishop Auckland MP to highlight issues around support for deaf children Northern Echo

Mental health funding in Newcastle and Gateshead to be cut despite promises to improve services Chronicle

Helen praises Eleven Arches which has hosted Kynren - An Epic Tale of England, in the Northern Echo Here

Helen praises the "inestimable" Teesdale Mercury in Parliament here.

North East Hardest Working MPs revealed Chronicle

Government rejects plea to delay Universal Credit roll out over Christmas Chronicle

North East railway museum in line for major management shake up following confusion and operational difficulties. Darlington & Stockton Times

Bishop Auckland MP Helen Goodman presses Government on plans as Theresa May casts doubt on post-Brexit trade relationship Northern Echo

Award-winning Teesdale hill-farming documentary to be shown in Parliament Darlington and Stockton Times

Labour's Yvette Cooper gives her support to party in the region Northern Echo

MPs to view award-winning Teesdale hill-farming documentary as EU exit gets underway Northern Echo

Internet giants Facebook and Google could be told to subsidise local news media Chronicle

Helen compares former Chancellor to Cardinal Wolsey Chronicle

March to save scores of jobs at Bishop Auckland offices Northern Echo

Working people are getting poorer, Chancellor Philip Hammond is warned Chronicle

Public urged to join march next weekend to keep civil servant jobs in Bishop Auckland Northern Echo

Community comes together at unveiling of Witton Park memorial to Roland Bradford First World War Victoria Cross hero Northern Echo

MP fears for families if civil servant jobs are taken from Bishop Auckland Darlington & Stockton Times

Budget 2017: Broken manifesto promises Chronicle

Helen opens new pitch at Bishop Auckland FC Northern Echo

MP join Labour party members in Alston to support their community hospital News and Star

Exporting is in our blood Northern Echo

Patients warn NHS chiefs they’ll have blood on hands as Darlington Council agrees to fight NHS reform plans Northern Echo

Campaign to save 83 Child Support Agency jobs in Bishop Auckland highlighted in Commons Northern Echo

Santander and Helen Goodman MP 

Bishop Auckland: Civil service closure will be ‘devastating’ for its 80 staff  Northern Echo

Helen welcomes £94 million expansion of Glaxo's Barnard Castle plant Northern Echo 

Helen backs Donald Trump petition Chronicle

Row as Anti Brexit campaigners launch campaign to support three North East MPs Chronicle 

More than 80 civil servants face uncertain future as iconic building set to close  Northern Echo 

Cheap lamb imports after Brexit could put hill farmers out of business warns Helen Goodman MP Northern Echo  

Bishop Auckland MP backs charity and supermarket's alcohol awareness campaign Northern Echo 


Helen parties with Cub Scouts on 100th anniversary Northern Echo 

Helen's call for help over hearing loss concerns Northern Echo

Morrisons under fire from MP over living wage Bradford Telegraph & Angus

Bishop Auckland MP accuses Morrisons of "cheating living wage" as relative of founder pays more than £3m for stately home

Northern Echo 

Some carry the name with pride others cant wait to change it Northern Echo

Report shows services need improvement Northern Echo

Government facing growing pressure to protect Nissan from effects of Brexit Chronicle

MPs invited to tour solar farm at School Aycliffe Northern Echo

MP's fears as protestors take to the streets ober savage NHS cuts Northern Echo

Woolly pop up shop has warm winter in mind Northern Echo 

Durham Cricket Club Northern Echo

We have no plans...." Northern Echo  

MPs want to take ex-BHS boss Sir Philip Green's knighthood away Chronicle

North East MPs tell M&S boss to take pay cut instead of staff Chronicle

MP's fears after being cornered by cattle on Teesdale Way Teesdale Mercury

We cant promise the North East "will get its EU finding" Chronicle

want a parliamentary vote on Brexit terms Chronicle

MPs vote to renew Trident nuclear weapons system Northern Echo

MP at odds with Teesdale Labour Party over Corbyn Teesdale Mercury

Helen to attend Durham Miner's Gala Northern Echo

African king drops in on upper Teesdale to share his passion for farming – Teesdale Mercury

After Kynren what comes next? Northern Echo

Pro-European MP faces UKIP Councillor at college brexit debate NE Connected

25 out of 26 North East Labour MPs sign letter calling for UK to remain in the EU Northern Echo

Bishop Auckland MP joins world elite at controversial Bilderberg summit Northern Echo

Brexit would mean hitachi won't invest in the North East warns Cameron - in response to Helen's PMQ Chronicle

Villagers turn out to celebrate Cotherstone play park anniversary Teesdale Mercury

Helen Goodman put forward an Early Day Motion backed by signatures from 22 MPs asking for sanitary products to be available on prescription or via a voucher scheme.  Northern Echo

Helen and North East Labour MPs vote to let Chronicle

Bishop Auckland MP Helen Goodman looks at community eye services Northern Echo and Wear Valley Advertiser

MP's warning over future of journalism Northern Echo

Durham MPs call on councillors to reject 'unsound' North East devolution deal Chronicle

MPs call on Labour Durham County Councillors to reject or delay North East devolution Northern Echo

Villager confronts Evenwood parish Councillors over 200% council tax rise Teesdale Mercury

Businesses urged to make most of Auckland Castle opportunities Northern Echo

Helen welcomes 3G pitch at St John's School Northern Echo  and

Scouts tackle 10 Downing Street over village parking problems Teesdale Mercury

Masts signal improved reception in Upper Teesdale Teesdale Mercury

Determined Staindrop Cubs set to deliver petition to Downing Street Northern Echo

Bishop Auckland Labour Party launches local campaign to keep Britain in the EU Northern Echo

Middleton in Teesdale becomes first rural community to receive new broadband technology Northern Echo

Evenwood pensioner complains after council tax goes up by 203 per cent Northern Echo

George Osborne accused of £1.7 billion black hole in local government funding as Budget unravels Chronicle

North East MP clashes with Boris Johnson over EU Chronicle

North East devolution deal in doubt as ten MPs call for it to be scrapped Chronicle

George Osborne's hidden council tax bombshell to cost North East households up to £205 a year Chronicle

North East politicians divided over devolution offer after MPs call for councils to reject deal Chronicle

Government accused of cutting support for people who need help to go to the toilet amid changes to disability payments Northern Echo

NHS facing financial meltdown with no plan to close £2bn black hole Northern Echo

Bishop Auckland MP claims BT broadband failings damage the rural economy Chronicle

Can Christians justify war? Northern Echo

Plan to reopen Richardson Hospital ward after public backlash Teesdale Mercury

North East MPs condemn terrifying cuts to benefits for disabled people Chronicle 

MP says it is shocking small businesses have struggled because of poor internet service from BT Northern Echo

County Council's decision to review future of Forest-in-Teesdale School is fair says MP Teesdale Mercury 

Fears rural pharmacies may close because of funding cuts  Northern Echo

Unfair council funding in North-East makes 'Northern Powerhouse' "a joke", Government told Northern Echo

North East MPs urge government to consider region's deprivation in 'unfair' funding formula Chronicle

County Durham MP claims BT broadband failings damage the rural economy Northern Echo

Bishop Auckland MP fights for town's NHS services Star Radio 10 March 2016

Bishop Auckland MP says cuts to NHS bursaries will be disastrous to health services including foot clinic in her constituency Northern Echo; Shildon Town Crier and Bishop Press

Tory MPs reject Bishop of Durham's please to continue measuring child poverty. (North East MPs vote to retain measures). Chronicle

Residents demand answers on Teesdale community hospital Northern Echo

Campaigners trying to repair crumbling Barnard Castle landmark given hope for end of talks deadlock Northern Echo

Can Christians justify war: North East MPs debate trident Northern Echo

Helen takes up case - Diabetes sufferer's anger over closure of scheme Northern Echo

Meeting to be held in Crook to discuss Urgent Care Service Northern Echo

EU: Find out how your MP will vote Chronicle

Bishop Auckland MP Helen Goodman calls meeting on Richardson Hospital Northern Echo

North East MP demands Government reveals meetings with Google as tax row continues Chronicle

Helen to meet 1st Staindrop Cubs in support of their campaign to stop pavement parking Northern Echo

Helen supports campaign to save Barnard Castle's crumbling castle walls Northern Echo

Stop running down Richardson Hospital say Barnard Castle town councillors Teesdale Mercury

MP to receive Staindrop Cubs' petition against pavement parking Northern Echo

Further Education review could destabilise NE Colleges Northern Echo

MPs demands reassurances over NE Further Education Colleges Journal

Helen supports 'A Day in the Life" work experience opportunities for Whitworth Park students Northern Echo

MP says BT needs to get its act together after employees are caught mocking report into its poor broadband services Northern Echo and Northern Echo

MP visits housing scheme on York Hill Estate, Tudhoe Northern Echo

Helen supports report into BT's "dire" connection speeds despite BT receiving £1.7 billion in taxpayers' money to improve services Northern Echo

Helen raises concern over the future of Bishop Auckland Hospital Urgent Care Centre Northern Echo

Helen raises concerns about service delivery at NEAS Northern Echo

Fears raised about future of Barnard Castle hospital Northern Echo

Helen calls public meeting to discuss future of Bishop Auckland hospital Northern Echo and Bishop Press


Autumn 2015

Helen launches broadband scheme in Romaldkirk Northern Echo

Helen explains absence at Syrian vote due to surgery Northern Echo

Helen submits hospital petitions after campaign Northern Echo

Helen supports local community fighting to save Aclet Northern Echo

Bishop Auckland war memorial to be included on future Remembrance Sundays Northern Echo

MP fighting to gain relief road fund for bypass in Barnard Castle Teesdale Mercury

Helen Goodman promotes British Women in row over sexist new UK passport design Chronicle

Fury from County Durham MPs over government funding formula Chronicle

Shambolic police funding formula suspended following calls from County Durham MPs. Northern Echo

MP joins children's protest outside the Houses of Parliament Northern Echo

Helen calls on government to stop unfair sanctioning Chronicle   

Helen speaks in Tax Credit Debate Chronicle 

MP opens Bishop Auckland Credit Union Northern Echo

MP opens new Community Bank to take on local loan sharks Bishop Press

Parliament recognises S & D Railway Anniversary  Newton News

Helen praises Leader's speech Chronicle

supports local allotment group. Bishop Press and Bishop Press

Morrisons confirm store closure. Shildon Town Crier

Helen calls on Morrisons to reconsider decision to close Shildon Store. Northern Echo

Hundreds sign Helen's Bishop Auckland hospital petition. Darlington & Stockton Times/ Northern Echo

Helen warns North East workers are set to lose hundreds of pounds from household incomes thanks to Government changes to tax credits. Chronicle

Helen calls on government to invest in North East roads to create the necessary infrastructure here, instead of being pumped into Osborne’s North West-centric policy. Chronicle

North East MPs lend support to new Labour leader. Chronicle

Helen leads campaign to save hospital services. Echo

Helen supports local campaign to save allotment project. Echo

Summer 2015

North East MPs vow to welcome refugees. Chronicle

Helen slams Prime Minister for forgetting the North East again here.

Helen sings her heart out for Alzheimer's Society here.

Helen Goodman MP responds to government reviews amid fears of closures and mergers. Northern Echo

Labour rebels say tax credit cuts will take £300m from the North East Economy. Chronicle

Controversial Tory Welfare reforms clear first hurdle despite rebel Labour MPs efforts here.

North East voters want to keep fox hunting ban, say several North East MPs here.

Bishop Auckland MP defies interim Labour leader over Welfare Reform Bill here.

Bishop Auckland MP Helen Goodman leads Labour backbench rebellion over two-child welfare plans here.

North East Labour MPs reject plan to back limiting tax credits to two children here.

Budget unfair on Catholics declares Bishop Auckland MP here.

More Teesdale residents set to feel benefits of superfast broadband here.

Helen visits More Time Social Enterprise scheme here.

Helen visits homes as part of National Care Home Day here.

Barnard Castle mother calls for action here.

Anger over grave management in Coundon Cemetery Tyne Tees

Helen supports local call for compensation for cemetery upset here.

Helen holding constituency surgery in Shildon here.

Helen attends the grand opening of the G5 Steam Engine in Shildon here

MP helps to end web misery at new estate (Teesdale Mercury) here.

Helen releases statement ahead of Hate March in Bishop Auckland here.

MP welcomes the news that Eleven Arches project gets the green light here.

On hearing the news that the Eleven Arches project has been approved Helen said:

“I welcome the decision by Durham County Council to grant planning permission for this exciting scheme. This project has the potential to offer a real economic boost to the town and attract new visitors to the area from across the region, the country and even internationally. This will be a unique attraction which will generate much needed employment and income for Bishop Auckland."

Helen highlights difficult decision for planners over £24million tourist attraction in Bishop Auckland here.

Fresh hope for County Durham Plan as government opens talks with local authority here.

Helen joins other North East MPs in calling a meeting with Greg Clark MP over County Durham Plan here

May 2015

Helen attending the 2nd Anniversary of Foundations here - Livin's innovative project in Shildon. Helen was delighted to support this collaborative project managed by SAFC Foundation of Light and supported by local organisations such as Bishop Auckland College and Durham County Council.

Helen is standing for the role of Chair of Public Accounts Committee here and here. This prestigious role would allow Helen to hold the Government to account over public spending and tackle tax-dodging.

Helen supports local constituent with immigration case here.

Helen and the North East MPs express preferences for a new Leader here.

Helen is re-elected as Member of Parliament here.

Helen is behind Labour's promise to abolish the Bedroom Tax on Day 1 of a new Labour Government here and here.

Jan - April 2015

Helen supports the expansion of Costa into the town centre here.

Helen slams the proposal to spend £20m on a new A&E in Durham as "a waste of taxpayers' money" here. You can read Helen's letter to the Chair of Scrutiny & Overview asking for this decision to be called in here.

One of Helen's favourite elements of an election is the opportunity to engage young people in the political process and you can see the review of Helen's visit to Sunnydale School and Teesdale School.

Helen was delighted to accept an invitation to promote Tourism Week and the launch of the explore Teesdale website here.

Helen raises fears of impact of overcrowding alongside reduced staff numbers in local prisons here.

Helen slams the Government's failure to roll out broadband in Teesdale here

Helen visits local Community Work Placements scheme which has already helped 65 people in Bishop Auckland secure either a work placement or a job here.

Helen highlights here the predictable consequence of taking money from the North East to invest in the South as house prices fall in the North East.

Helen slams decision making at the North East Local Enterprise Partnership here.

Migrants should be able to speak English when working on building sites claims Helen here.

Small business don't have Swiss bank accounts according to Helen here.

comments on unofficial targets for Jobcentre staff here.

Helen opens new housing development in Cotherstone here.

Helen backs new extension to Witton Park Methodist Chapel here.

Helen visits Shildon Live Food Bank here.

Bishop Auckland MP accuses government of being naive over registering to vote process here.

Unemployment falls but North East families' incomes have continued to fall here.

In Helen's role as Shadow Minister for Arts & Culture Helen pressed the Government on the unfair distribution of arts spending in the region here.

Selection of previous articles

Barnard Castle School pupils interview Teesdale MP here

Helen raises online woes of local hill farmers in Teesdale here.

Helen raises concerns over the dangers of NekNominations here.

Helen's contribution to the Boundary Commission Parliamentary Review here.

Helen's visit to the new Shildon Alive project in SHildon here

Helen visits local podiatry centre in Bishop Auckland here.

Helen leading the fight to keep the Zurbarans in Bishop Auckland here.

Helen writes for the Echo on the "overwhelming" need for Press reform here.

Hadrian's Wall not protected enough according to MP here.

Helen calls for Facebook Crackdown here.

Helen lives on £18 week to show impact of proposed bedroom tax on her constituents.

Helen organises Jobs & Apprenticeships fair in Bishop Auckland here.

Helen organises Community Climate Change Fair in Barnard Castle here.

Helen organises 'Hands Off our Hamsterley" protest rally here.

Helen champions Teesdale's wildlife here.

Helen calls for more transparency in decision making in Teesdale here.

Helen nominates local businesses in Teesdale for prestigious Countryside Alliance Awards here.


View some of Helen's campaigning against the A&E Closure below.

Reaction to ambulance response times at Bishop Auckland

Helen condemns closure of A&E in Bishop Auckland here.

Health Secretary clashes with North East MPs over A&E delays

MP shocked at quality of NHS decision making

MP steps up A&E campaign

 MP urges hospital to retain A&E service

MP fights to take hospital ward closure to the House

MP demands hospital figures

Crowds rally to support A&E unit

Protestors keep up the pressure

Emergency talks

Cutbacks threaten future of hospital

Call for public meeting over ward three closure

Fight to save hospital ward from closure

Listen to dale people MPs call to minister over ambulance plans

Dales will be hardest hit by shake up in health care


View some of Helen's campaign to save the Zurbarans below.,-urges-mp

Sold Zurbaran paintings and Auckland Castle


Church to face MPs Zurbaran questions

15m bid to save Zurbarans on the brink of collapse

New secrecy claims over Zurbaran sale

Culture Secretary urges paintings to be enjoyed by all

Church planned to flog historic Zurbaran paintings

MP backs opposition to rope ridge plan

MPs favourite Indian restaurant makes regional final

MP demands hill farming inquiry


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