Out campaigning in Whickham today and a great response from residents. There is still a lot of anger over expenses but a recognition that the Liberal Democrats are the challengers to Labour here and are the only party which has active local councillors working all year round for them.
I can't help but pay tribute to Gateshead Thunder's tremendous result in France last night. Despite having problems getting to Toulouse (http://www.thunderrugby.com/news_article.php?id=209), the team won convincingly 20-48. This gives our local Rugby League team a great chance of staying in the Championship. The "six pointer" next week against Leigh will be key!