Vanessa Maughan can be contacted at and 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.

More from the Women's Group

At the Durham Miners’ Gala

At the Durham Miners’ Gala

July 14, 2019

Hexham CLP parliamentary candidate, Penny met up with the WASPI Campaign at the Durham Miners’ Gala. Lots of good conversations were had and Penny marched with the WASPI women through the streets to the Racecourse.          

Why join the Labour Party?

Why join the Labour Party?

July 12, 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

MP Candidate Elected

March 29, 2019

29/3/2019   Last night at the candidate husting at Hexham Mart,  Penny Grennan was elected to serve our community.  The All women shortlist had three strong candidates who all gave good speeches but on the night Penny came out a deserved winner. Haltwhistle Branch was well represented on the night and will support Penny on her … Read More