Monday, 30 June 2014

Denial of democracy by Northumberland Council &Europe dominate Westminster this week

I have Community and Local Government questions today at 2.30 and hope to raise with Ministers the denial of democracy that is the cancellation of the key July meeting of Northumberland County Council.
There then follows a European statement by the PM at 3.30 then a debate on welfare reform in the commons till 10.15 - of which I will blog more afterwards.
Tuesday features developments on the local banks and credit union plans we have for Tynedale as I am speaking to Sir Hector Sants, the advisor to the Archbishop of Canterbury on our plans for a church backed credit union / local bank in Tynedale.

Wednesday I am flat to the boards all day with Home Office, debate on the Syrian refugee programme, meetings with Northern Rail, Scottish questions at 11.30 in the house, and plenty of constituents coming to parliament from Jim Richardson concerning Cancer Research, to the National Parks.
Thursday and Friday are easier but all week we also have Jenna, who is doing work experience with us from Egger. At the moment we have someone in the Westminster office almost every week. As we say to everyone - this is your parliament - come and visit it, get work experience here, or in Hexham, and make sure that you claim your democracy.