Putting Middlesbrough first

Andy McDonald MP

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Middlesbrough Station Updates

Please note: as Parliament will be dissolved at the end of March, there will be no further MP Surgeries until after the General Election.

Andy McDonald is the Labour Party Candidate for Middlesbrough. This site was established while I was an MP. There will be no MPs until after 7th May 2015.

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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STEM Video

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

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Mesothelioma Debate

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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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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 >>>>

Bulletin 5

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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

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.

Stand Up For Steel - 14th January 2015

I’m calling on the government to Stand up for Steel. Steel is a vital foundation industry but not enough has been done to make sure that UK steel remains competitive. Read more on my blog. >>>

Bedroom Tax

Northern Infrastructure Conference

                                      My speech on 28/01/2015 at The Way Ahead for Northern                                        Infrastructure One Day Conference in Manchester

Transport in Tees Valley 10th Feb 2015

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to the Adjournment Debate  on Transport in the Tees Valley held on 10/2/2015 in House of Commons

With Cllr Dave Budd

Labour’s 2015 Mayoral Candidate