Around The House

Helen Ford presents this month's edition of our political programme from Westminster (Thursday 5 September at 11.35pm).

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Around The House: MPs acknowledge the shadow of Iraq in debate over Syria.

In the September edition of our political programme from Westminster, a panel of MPs considered the aftermath of the Government's defeat in the Commons over possible military action in Syria.

Joining Helen Ford for the studio discussion; the Labour MP for Dumfries and Galloway, Russell Brown; the Conservative member for Scarborough and Whitby, Robert Goodwill, and the Redcar Liberal Democrat Ian Swales.

You can watch an edited version of the debate here:

Celebrating cycling: a North East MP joins the push for bikes

How and why should we encourage more people to get on their bikes? That was the subject of a debate in parliament this week.

The MP Dr Sarah Wollaston told colleagues that taking up cycling in middle age would increase a person's fitness level; effectively making them ten years younger.

The Hexham MP Guy Opperman wants to make it easier for people to cycle in Northumberland. He talked to Helen Ford in the September edition of Around The House.

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Around The House: Can credit unions challenge payday lenders?

The high cost of credit - and alternatives to payday and short-term loans - were discussed in this month's political programme, Around The House.

Helen Ford was joined by the Conservative MP for Hexham Guy Opperman - and Stockton North's Labour MP Alex Cunningham - to consider the options for people struggling with debt, and the high level of demand for emergency loans.

You can watch the debate here:

Around The House: Tonight at 11.35pm

Around The House at 11.35pm on ITV Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Helen Ford presents our political programme from Westminster.

Payday loans - and the cheaper alternatives - will be discussed with Hexham MP Guy Opperman and Stockton North's Alex Cunningham.

Also, tonight's panel consider Westminster's response to the crisis in Syria, ahead of the party conferences.

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