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Last week Helen presented a cheque to Woodhouse Close Church and Community Centre foodbank, on behalf of Bishop Auckland Constituency Labour Party.

Much needed donation for Woodhouse Close Food Bank

Last week Helen presented a cheque to Woodhouse Close Church and Community Centre foodbank, on behalf of Bishop Auckland Constituency Labour Party. Read more

A statement from Helen Goodman MP following the change to timetabling for Year 10 and 11 students at Greenfield Community College’s Sunnydale Campus.

Change to timetables at Sunnydale Campus in Shildon

A statement from Helen Goodman MP following the change to timetabling for Year 10 and 11 students at Greenfield Community College’s Sunnydale Campus. Read more

This afternoon, Helen will lead a debate in Parliament on the potential of geothermal energy in the UK with hopes that investment from the Government can generate huge change for the towns in her constituency.

Geothermal energy can provide a warm and bright future

This afternoon, Helen will lead a debate in Parliament on the potential of geothermal energy in the UK with hopes that investment from the Government can generate huge change for... Read more

Public transport users in Bishop Auckland and Darlington could benefit from a new joint train and bus ticket. The ticket, which was launched last week, gives passengers unlimited all day travel on Northern rail services and Arriva buses between the two towns.

Bishop Auckland’s joint travel ticket is very welcome

Public transport users in Bishop Auckland and Darlington could benefit from a new joint train and bus ticket. The ticket, which was launched last week, gives passengers unlimited all day... Read more

Last week, Helen visited Bishop Auckland Hospital to see the new state of the art MRI scanner that is already benefitting patients after a fundraising appeal.

Helen praises fundraisers for MRI at Bishop Auckland Hospital

Last week, Helen visited Bishop Auckland Hospital to see the new state of the art MRI scanner that is already benefitting patients after a fundraising appeal. Read more

Helen has joined forces with consumer champion, Which?, and over 80 fellow parliamentarians in signing a letter asking for the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to bring an end to rip-off overdraft fees.

An end to rip-off overdraft fees

Helen has joined forces with consumer champion, Which?, and over 80 fellow parliamentarians in signing a letter asking for the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to bring an end to rip-off overdraft... Read more

The number of people receiving unemployment benefits in Bishop Auckland constituency has risen by 29% in just one year. There are 440 more people receiving unemployment benefits than in April last year.

My concerns about the rising unemployment in Bishop Auckland

The number of people receiving unemployment benefits in Bishop Auckland constituency has risen by 29% in just one year. There are 440 more people receiving unemployment benefits than in April... Read more

Earlier this week, the Government finished its consultation on the future of food and farming after Brexit. I have responded to the consultation to express my severe concerns about potential damage to the Teesdale farming economy.

Customs union is critical for Teesdale farming

Earlier this week, the Government finished its consultation on the future of food and farming after Brexit. I have responded to the consultation to express my severe concerns about potential... Read more

I recently wrote to Mike Barton, Chief Constable of Durham Constabulary, about the worrying decision to remove a dedicated Sergeant from Shildon. This Government’s cuts to police budgets are forcing the removal of senior police officers from our streets.

Worrying removal of Shildon's dedicated police Sergeant

I recently wrote to Mike Barton, Chief Constable of Durham Constabulary, about the worrying decision to remove a dedicated Sergeant from Shildon. This Government’s cuts to police budgets are forcing the... Read more

Leaving the EU without a trade deal in place will cost us 16% of the North East economy and 200,000 jobs. Today I questioned the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union why he was not concerned about the impact that leaving the Customs Union will have on the North East economy.

Government ignores North East need for Customs Union post-Brexit

Leaving the EU without a trade deal in place will cost us 16% of the North East economy and 200,000 jobs. Today I questioned the Secretary of State for Exiting... Read more

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