Local MP Report cards: How Newcastle MP’s voted on the major issues in 2021

We broke down how our local MP’s voted in some of the most serious matters this year…

Over the years the country has faced many problems, and many decisions have been made in regards to issues such as public funds and the environment.

It’s important to know how our MP’s vote, and whether the voice they are portraying within parliament aligns with our own. So we can trust they are making the decisions that most reflect the values you hold close.

Most notably, there have been votes on whether to continue free school meals for children, whether MPs should be allowed to have second jobs, and whether to keep the universal credit uplift for low paid workers.

This votes have been incredibly divisive, and been highly publicised, resulting in some u-turns on decisions made by the government.

Recently, MP’s have been posting something called ‘report cards’ on their social media pages.

It’s a graphic that displays how the member of parliament voted on the serious issues passing through the house of commons. Not all MP’s have posted there nor are they obliged to, however, the information is public and it’s important for you to know.

Read on to find out how each local MP in the areas surrounding Newcastle voted on the key issues this year…

Catherine McKinnel, Labour (Newcastle North)

Chi Onwurah, Labour (Newcastle Central)

Ian Levy, Conservative (Blyth Valley)

Guy Opperman, Conservative (Hexham)

Anne-Marie Trevelyan, Conservative (Berwick-upon-Tweed)

Ian Lavery, Labour (Wansbeck)

Ian Mearns, Labour (Gateshead)

Gateshead MP Voting report card.
Gateshead MP Voting report card.
Gateshead MP Voting report card.

Emma Lewell-Buck, Labour (South Shields)

Kate Osborne, Labour (Jarrow)

Mary Theresa Glindon, Labour (North Tyneside)