On tonight's Around The House, the new Middlesbrough MP Andy McDonald describes his first impressions of the House of Commons.
Mr McDonald took his seat earlier this week, just in time for the Chancellor's Autumn Statement.
He tells our Political Correspondent, Gerry Foley, how different it feels to be in the Chamber:
More top news
The Met Office have issued a yellow "Be Aware" warning of strong winds for the region for Sunday into Monday
Emma Jesson brings you Saturday night's forecast
Christmas Eve could be rather frosty and at present, Christmas Day looks like being cold and clear with one or two wintry showers