Katie Osborne is the women’s officer for the constituency. She coordinates constituency contacts on women’s issues with local, regional and national Labour organisations. The women’s group is keen to channel women’s everyday experiences as a form of political engagement.

The group works to identify barriers to women and works towards greater equality and opportunity for women, promoting a strong women’s voice in politics and encouraging women’s activity as campaigners, delegates and most importantly Labour representatives in government. 45% of Labour’s Westminster MPs are currently women.

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Why join the Labour Party?

Why join the Labour Party?

12 July, 2019

Hello I’m Nicola – a 42 year old, married, mother of two children, living in Corbridge. Self employed and with a degree in the social sciences. I joined the Labour Party a year ago and would like to share my thoughts on why it’s important to become a member, what you can get out of … Read More

National Women’s Conference Report

National Women’s Conference Report

5 March, 2019

Report by Hexham CLP’s delegate, Penny Grennan. The Labour Party’s first stand alone National Women’s Conference was held in Telford on 23rd and 24th February 2019. There were over 1200 women there as delegates and visitors and the motions passed by conference were: Women in the workforce Early years Education and childcare Pensions Violence against … Read More

Pensioners Hit By Benefit Cuts

24 January, 2019

Pensions Minister and local MP Guy Opperman has responded ‘cagily’ to a question asking whether the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has made an assessment of the effect changes to Pension Credit eligibility will have on mixed-age couples.   Recent research from Royal London found that the changes could result in some couples affected losing out on more than … Read More