A Northumberland MP is to question the Foreign Office over their role in the fight to bring a former paratrooper home from India.
Nick Dunn, 28, from Ashington, had been working as a security guard in the country when he held along with five other men on weapons offences in 2013. The charges have since been dropped but his passport has been withheld whilst police challenge the decision.
Wansbeck MP Ian Lavery is due to question the Foreign Office in Parliament today over communications with Indian authorities.
Paul Brand is joined by some of the new faces at Westminster for tonight's political programme, including Berwick Conservative MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan and Labour's new MP for Redcar, Anna Turley.
Around The House is at 10.45pm on ITV.
Newcastle Central Labour MP Chi Onwurah has said that she is saddened by the decision of Chuka Umunna to pull out of the party’s leadership race.
Ms Onwurah, who has worked closely with Mr Umunna in the past, said it was “a tragedy” that he had withdrawn from the leadership race and thought that Mr Umunna had “a lot to offer the Labour party.”
She went on to add that Mr Umunna was representative of a new Britain and that his withdrawal should be seen as a warning as to how candidates are treated.
Mr Umunna announced his intention to quit the leadership race earlier today, saying he was uncomfortable with the level of media scrutiny.
Chancellor George Osborne says major English cities will be given more powers if they agree to be governed by an elected mayor.Read the full story ›
The Chancellor George Osborne will outline new powers for cities like Newcastle in a speech this afternoon.Read the full story ›
Local government leaders from England's eight biggest cities, including Newcastle, are meeting to demand more powers.
They are travelling to London to call for radical reforms that would give cities more control over funding and public services.
The leader of Newcastle City Council Nick Forbes is a keynote speaker.
David Cameron was on Teesside today to announce key measures on welfare reform and childcare.Read the full story ›
James Wharton, the MP who delivered one of the most important Conservative victories of the General Election, has been rewarded with a junior ministerial post.
The Stockton South MP becomes a Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department for Communities and Local Government, where he will have responsibility for the 'Northern Powerhouse' plans to boost the economy of the North of England.
The former South Shields MP David Miliband has criticised his brother's election campaign.Read the full story ›