Putting Middlesbrough first

Andy McDonald MP

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Welfare Benefits

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There are four food banks in Middlesbrough. Click the image to find out more and how you can help

The Government has introduced the Welfare Reform Act and this will mean major changes to many benefits.

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The Flash Mob performed by children and providers who are part of Children’s University, in Middlesbrough Town Centre.

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Click here or on the image to view video of my intervention in the Bedroom Tax Opposition Day debate on Tuesday, 12th November 2013

Mesothelioma Debate

Bedroom Tax

Council Cuts

Yet again the Conservative-Liberal Coalition in London has inflicted deep cuts on the people of this town.

Make no mistake, these cuts are handed down by the government. The council can only act within the spending envelope they are allocated, and are placed in an impossible position.


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Click to view my introduction to the debate concerning compensation for mesothelioma sufferers on Westminster Hall on 29th January 2013

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Euro Election Comment


Voices of Gaza Rally 26th July 2014

On 26th July I spoke at the Voices of Gaza rally in Centre Square, Middlesbrough. Click here to see and listen to my speech >>>>

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PMQ Palestine Question 1st Sept 2014

Click here>>> to see my question  to the PM on 1/9/2014  following his statement on this weekend’s European Council asking about his commitment to a two-state solution in Palestine. Once again, David Cameron was less than forthright in his answer.

Rail Strategy Radio Interview 3rd Sept 2014

Click here>>> to listen to the BBC Tees interview with myself and Bill Dixon, Leader of Darlington BC and TVU transport lead, following a meeting with Civil Servants also attended by Cllr Dave Budd, Deputy Mayor of Middlesbrough, on proposed upgrading of ‘cattle truck’ Pacer Trains and wider  transport strategy for Middlesbrough and the Tees Valley aired on  3rd September 2014

Bedroom Tax

On Friday, 5th Sept I voted  to lift the scourge of the dreaded bedroom tax that has left far too many people struggling to cope. The result was a damaging defeat for the Government 306-231. I’m pictured here with Rachel Reeves MP , Shadow Secretary of State for Work & Pensions ahead of the vote, who said… read more>>>

Statement on military action in Iraq

I have received a great number of representations concerning this most important of votes that we are having today in the House of Commons, as to UK military action in Iraq. Read my statement here>>>

Palestine debate 1st December 2014

Click here to watch and listen to my speech in the Westminster Hall debate secured by Grahame Morris MP on 1st December 2014 considering the e-petition relating to ending the conflict in Palestine

Proposals for Tees Valley combined authority

Please click here to listen to my BBC Tees interview with Ali Brownlee this morning (13/11/2014) on proposals to establish a Tees Valley Combined Authority.