Stephen Bates gets backing for Newcastle North from MPs and Lords

Stephen Bates was delighted to receive support from MPs Damian Green and John Glen and Lord Michael Bates (all shown), along with MPs Gary Streeter and Guy Opperman (not shown), all of whom came to support Conservative activity in the North East, including in Stephen's constituency of Newcastle North, and that of fellow candidate Laetitia Glossop (also shown) in North Durham.

Stephen Bates welcomes positive jobs news for Newcastle North

Stephen Bates has welcomed new figures showing 1,235 fewer people in Newcastle North claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance compared to 2010 - a 50 per cent drop. This means more people in work, with the self-respect and security of a good job and a regular pay packet