This was meant to go out last night but I came back from collecting surveys last night with a painfully swollen foot which necessitated a hot bath to kick start the recovery process. For those numerous Labour hacks in Gateshead who follow my every move, I'm pleased to say the recovery is now complete and I will be back out on doorsteps again in the next day or so.
Anyway, this link takes you to edition 92 of our email newsletter for the Whickham area. It leads on leisure service cuts, funding for the Swalwell Swifts and the Washingwell History Project (with which I am involved). My first Parliamentary column is also included, looking at funding for mental health.