Thanks to Penny, our Labour Parliamentary Candidate, for accepting our invitation to speak and take part in the discussion on local issues at our meeting on Thursday evening.

We had a wide-ranging discussion, which took in the plight of local tenant farmers, the long wait for appointments at the doctor’s surgery, rewilding, the one bus a week between Hexham and Nenthead and local housing.

At the end of the meeting, we had a retiring collection for the West Northumberland Foodbank.

The Allen Valleys Labour Supporters’ Group will be having a stall at the Allendale May Fair and Penny has again been invited along.