8:58 pm, Thu 16 May 2013
Political debate from Westminster at 11:35pm
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The North East's newest MP Emma Lewell-Buck describes her first few days at Westminster, in tonight's edition of Around The House.
As the Member of Parliament for South Shields, she is stepping into the role previously filled by David Miliband.
She is joined in the studio by the Middlesbrough MP Andy McDonald, who was elected six months ago. Both MPs talk about their aims and experiences with Helen Ford.
Also, we question the Hexham MP Guy Opperman about prison reform.
Plus, we consider the future of our region in Europe with a panel of MPs: Redcar's Ian Swales, North West Durham's Pat Glass and the Carlisle representative John Stevenson.
Join Helen and guests at 11:35pm tonight
5:00 pm, Thu 16 May 2013
On Around The House, Helen Ford talks to former barrister Guy Opperman about the Government's latest plans for all offenders to receive a year's supervision when they leave prison. The proposals also address the problem of drug addiction.
The Conservative MP for Hexham has recently visited Brixton Prison and says it's essential to break the cycle of crime:
You can watch the full interview on Around The House, tonight - Thursday 16th May - at 11.35pm
3:06 pm, Thu 16 May 2013
The new MP for South Shields hopes her election will encourage young women to take an interest in politics.
Emma Lewell-Buck has just taken up her seat in parliament, replacing David Miliband.
Ms Lewell-Buck says she is proud to be the constituency's first woman MP and hopes it will inspire the girls and women she met on the campaign trail.
She spoke to Helen Ford for our political programme Around the House. Watch an extract here:
7:00 am, Thu 16 May 2013
Around The House at 11.35pm on ITV
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Helen Ford presents our political programme from Westminster.
This month's guests include the new MP for South Shields, Emma Lewell-Buck.
Also in the programme, the government's latest plans for the rehabilitation of offenders and the row over Europe: what does it mean for our region?