The MP for Redcar has shown her support for 1,700 steel workers set to lose their jobs in the region as she spoke at the Labour party conference.
Anna Turley wore a T-shirt emblazoned with the words "Save Our Steel".
She described the job losses as "devastating for the community" and vowed to "do everything she can" to drum up support from the unions and government to help those affected.
Hundreds of families in the North East are struggling to come to terms with the impending closure of the SSI steelworks plant in Redcar.
The government has decided to allow the steel plant at Redcar to fail. A tough decision to make and obviously an unpopular one.
China's economy is slowing, and the aftershocks are being felt as far afield as Redcar.