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Press coverage of the BAE debate

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Look North led with a lengthy piece on the indescribable impact of BAE Brough job losses, and on the debate on the issue held in the Commons- in which David played a leading role. The Guardian’s ‘Northerner’ blog reproduced David’s speech to the Commons in full. The Daily Express launched a ‘crusade’ to maintain the […]

David moves a motion in the house, calling for BAE to act to preserve Britain’s defence industry

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David’s contributions with Hansard links attached: ”I beg to move,That this House urges BAE Systems to act to preserve the UK’s defence production skills base and, as a recipient of enormous resources over many years from the UK taxpayer, to deploy those resources in such a way as to protect the nation’s manufacturing capability. On […]

David attends flood risk briefing session

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On Wednesday (9 October) David attended a briefing session at the House of Commons to discuss the growing issue of flood risk and what can be done following the ending of the Statement of Principles in June 2013 to encourage constituents to protect their homes and businesses from flooding. The ‘Know Your Flood Risk’ campaign […]

David appears on Radio 4’s Any Questions

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David appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Any Questions on the panel alongside Jeremy Browne MP, Rachel Reeves MP and Matthew Parris in Newcastle. The issues covered included the anti-capitalist protests at St Pauls, pay rises for top CEOs, the recent debate and vote on an EU referendum and whether the prison system in this country […]

David appears on BBC’s Newsnight

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David appeared on the BBC’s ‘Newsnight’ at the Conservative Party Conference.