Batley and Spen by-election

Yesterday I found myself heading down to Batley in West Yorkshire. The last time I was there was back in June to cover a memorial service for the Labour MP Jo Cox who died after she was shot and stabbed in the street outside the library in nearby Birstall as she held a surgery. AfterContinue reading “Batley and Spen by-election”

Labour Leadership Hustings

Owen Smith MP and Jeremy Corbyn MP go head to head during a debate at the Hilton hotel in Gateshead in the second of a series of leadership debates. The result is expected to be announced on September 24… See more of my work on my website and blogs… HERE Images copyright Ian Forsyth All rightsContinue reading “Labour Leadership Hustings”

The 132nd Durham Miners Gala

More than two decades after the last pit closed in the Durham coalfield the Miners Gala or the Big Meeting as it is known locally remains as popular as ever with over 150,000 expected to attend this year for the 132nd gala. The gala forms part of the culture and heritage of the area andContinue reading “The 132nd Durham Miners Gala”

The Road to Referendum

Since April I’ve covered quite a few of referendum related visits and events from both sides of the debate around the north as I was documenting this whole process. So here’s a few pics from each event in the order they happened starting with a leave campaign event in Newcastle and finishing with the north-eastContinue reading “The Road to Referendum”

Jeremy Corbyn visits Middlesbrough College.

Leader of the Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn visited the Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) further education college in Middlesbrough earlier today. The visit to Middlesbrough College came as Mr Corbyn visited the region to see how further education colleges in the area are dealing with the aftermath of the closure of the SSI UKContinue reading “Jeremy Corbyn visits Middlesbrough College.”