Ian Mearns is MP for Gateshead

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Ian Mearns is MP for Gateshead and a member of the Labour party.

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The UNISON School Clothing Grant for 2022 is now LIVE! Through our There For You charity, UNISON members have the opportunity to apply for up to £70 towards each of their children's school uniforms. 1/2

Everyone breathed a sigh of relief when the Poll Tax was abolished but Council Tax wasn’t seen as a long term solution. 30 years on it is regressive and unfair! Fairer Share’s plan sets out how to reform our punitive council tax system – via @LabourList https://labourlist.org/2022/06/fairer-shares-plan-sets-out-how-we-can-reform-our-punitive-council-tax-system/

@CorkinDave @zarahsultana @RMTunion @KimJohnsonMP @RichardBurgon @IanByrneMP @BethWinterMP @PaulaBarkerMP @IanMearnsMP @RLong_Bailey @RachaelMaskell @socialistcam No it didn't. They worked throughout the pandemic. Here's a leaflet. Have a read as you don't seem too well informed.

Goodbye and good luck 👋🍀

Last week, we said goodbye to FF Billy Douglas 👨‍🚒

Billy has been with us for over 15 years but has been in the Fire Service for over 30 years in total - an incredible achievement!

We wish Billy all the best and a long and happy retirement 🧡

The fact that this story isn’t being carried by Mainstream broadcast media smacks of either Gov’t influence being brought to bear, or inherent media bias, which is it? @BBCPolitics @BBCNews Carrie Johnson and the curious case of the vanishing Times story https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/jun/19/carrie-johnson-and-the-curious-case-of-the-vanishing-times-story?CMP=share_btn_tw

Carrie Johnson and the curious case of the vanishing Times story https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/jun/19/carrie-johnson-and-the-curious-case-of-the-vanishing-times-story?utm_term=Autofeed&CMP=twt_gu&utm_medium&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1655660603

It's #NationalPicnicWeek, 18th - 26th June!

Follow these top tips to make your picnic more sustainable, and remember, wherever you are, leave nothing behind but footprints - always take your waste home.


Corporate profits, not workers wage demands, fuelling inflation: https://www.unitetheunion.org/news-events/news/2022/june/new-unite-investigation-exposes-how-corporate-profiteering-is-driving-inflation-not-workers-wages/

Went outside to take a few pictures of the walking cricket but got sidetracked by the wildflowers. If you look closely, you can just about see people playing cricket in the background... 🏏🌺

🚨 Can you help? 🙏 The @WEFoodbank are looking for donations of Women’s Products like Sanitary Towels & Pads. Please donate them to their Benwell Centre at the address below or in local supermarkets if you can help. Thanks very much. #GenerousGeordies #NUFC 🙌🏁

If you can, please take three minutes out of your day to watch this lovely short film featuring our wonderful Gateshead 50+ Singers.

#FridayFeeling guaranteed!


The government has published its much-anticipated White Paper: 'A Fairer Private Rented Sector' aiming to improve standards in the private sector, as part of the government’s mission to level up the country. Read the NHC response on our website: https://www.northern-consortium.org.uk/news/fairer-private-rented-sector-white-paper-published/

🔥 Lord Geidt’s resignation letter expressed fury over partygate, but it’s another unspecified potential breach of code that pushed him.

“The idea that any PM might to any degree be in the business of deliberately breaching his own code is an affront…I can have no part in this”

FREE gentle yoga at our Deckham centre today! No floor work required and a great opportunity to take some time for yourself. No need to book -- just pop along. See you at 1:30!

While conveniently forgetting, as Secretary of State he and the DfT directly control Network Rail and several Train operating companies and are doing nothing to prevent the action, Mr Shapps says this: Rail strikes will drive passengers away https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-61825019?ns_mchannel=social&ns_source=twitter&ns_campaign=bbc_live&ns_linkname=61825019%26Rail%20strikes%20will%20drive%20passengers%20away%20-%20Shapps%262022-06-16T10%3A58%3A26.000Z&ns_fee=0&pinned_post_locator=urn:bbc:cps:curie:asset:8208aa60-a155-4a90-b4cf-a19e57aad667&pinned_post_asset_id=61825019&pinned_post_type=share via @BBCNews

Are the ⁦@BBCNews⁩ going to show the contents of the resignation letter that has been published? https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-61822998

As I set out in Labour's plans for GB Rail, working people would have a strong voice at the top table of our nationalised railway.

We need to see this plan implemented, so that our railways work in the interests of people, not profit.

Read it here 👇 4/4

In the face of the cost of living crisis, the pay of workers across the rail sector is lagging badly behind inflation.

Having got us through the pandemic, it's deplorable that these key workers are facing threats to their employment, terms & conditions, and pension rights. 2/4

The government's motion today on the rail strikes is a cynical attempt to shift blame onto working people.

It wasn't rail staff who caused the cost of living crisis, or created a dysfunctional privatised railway.

These were political choices of the Tories' making. 🧵1/4

We were delighted to welcome @IanMearnsMP into @GraceCollegeESF this morning to speak on the topic of ‘Inspired by Democracy’. Thank you for all you continue to do as our local MP in championing Gateshead on the national stage.

Recently students from Gateshead College visited The Fusiliers. They conducted team tasks and communication exercises, climbed the wall and learnt about military communications in the field. Well done team #Gatesheadcollege

Northumbria MPs - @IanLaveryMP @JulieElliottMP @LizTwistMP @IanMearnsMP @bphillipsonMP @KateOsborneMP - Inflation @ 9%+. Survey of 30,000 Officers in England/Wales reveals 14% ‘never/almost never able’ to cover monthly bills. https://www.polfed.org/news/latest-news/2022/police-officer-survey-reveals-cost-of-living-crisis-and-unprecedented-level-of-government-dissatisfaction/ #PayOurPolice

@BFAWUOfficial Many thanks to @sarahwoolley01 & @IanBFAWU for a superb Conference packed with courageous & inspirational speakers.

I take real inspiration from my union who for 175 yrs have stood for working class unity consistent democracy & for genuine socialism✊🏾✊🏻✊🏿#BFAWU175

Brilliant once again by @david_conn
Revealed: Uefa safety consultant quit and expressed concerns in February https://www.theguardian.com/football/2022/jun/07/uefa-safety-consultant-quit-expressed-concerns-february-steve-frosdick?CMP=share_btn_tw

“Deeply disturbing and distressing.”

Influential MPs have written to the FA and Premier League calling upon them to back an independent inquiry into the treatment of fans at the Champions League final.


Holed below the waterline, 148 of his own MPs no longer believe in, trust, have confidence, in this truth twisting, rule breaking, law breaking, Ministerial Code breaking, complete Johnson!

'Do the right thing': Labour MPs tell Tories to vote against PM https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/boris-johnson-confidence-labour-mps-24157375

Latest Tory rumours:

Chief whip wanted MPs to photograph their ballot papers to prove loyalty to Johnson(phones banned in ballot room)

And chief whip offered to collect proxy votes(declined)

Johnson to call snap GE to avoid Wakefield and Tiverton defeats(kamikaze)

Day 2 of the @BFAWUOfficial Annual Conference will be streaming live https://youtu.be/x5NmYS-NmkY from 9:30am BST this morning, with an address to conference by @IanMearnsMP @sarahwoolley01 @IanBFAWU

Sending warmest comradely greetings to my comrade brothers & sisters attending #BFAWU175 conference & hoping you have a constructive & fraternal one
I take inspiration from my union who for 175 yrs have stood for working class unity consistent democracy & 4 genuine socialism ✊🏾

Fantastic to open the Cambois Gala this morning and March onto the field with the fantastic Cambois banner alongside Ashington Colliery Band. Lots of stalls and lots to do. Open till 5 pop along!

Well done and thank you to everyone who has helped put this together.

1-7 June is #VolunteersWeek. This week, why not take the first steps and get involved in #volunteering ? Giving your time can make a difference to someone’s life - including your own! http://www.ourgateshead.org/ways-to-help

Government should never have let this happen. Foreseeable and avoidable.

People bring camping chairs as they battle Passport Office queues https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/hundreds-camp-outside-passport-office-24096288?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=sharebar

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