Goodbye Sir Teddy.

Today I learned the sad news of the death yesterday of Sir Teddy Taylor. MP for Southend East and later Rochford and Southend East for 25 years he was truly dedicated to this town. He was an MP for over 40 years, the first 15 years or so spent in his native Scotland but when he came toContinue reading “Goodbye Sir Teddy.”

Small conversations in small northern towns and other ways to change the world – an interview with Ruth Alcroft

For a woman that says she loves small northern towns, Ruth Alcroft doesn’t half think big. Having never lived south of the M62, Ruth has moved around the northern towns of England for the past few decades, always staying within traveling distance of her husband’s beloved Newcastle United and St James’ Park. She’s currently settledContinue reading “Small conversations in small northern towns and other ways to change the world – an interview with Ruth Alcroft”

Now is the best time to be a moderate in the Labour Party.

Labour Party Conference 2016 had the potential to be a miserable affair for moderates but I feel energised and excited about what lies ahead. We’re all a bit bruised after the second leadership contest. Some of us are angry and confused. Moderates have heard, over and over again, that if we don’t like the currentContinue reading “Now is the best time to be a moderate in the Labour Party.”