Ministers backing Aaron Bell for a fresh start in Newcastle

Government Ministers Priti Patel and Gavin Williamson have joined the election campaign trail in Newcastle today.

I'm very grateful to the Home Secretary and Education Secretary for visiting Newcastle, to meet local voters in support of my campaign.

I believe that it is vital for a local MP to reach out to Ministers - who make the key decisions affecting our lives on a day to day basis - so that the Government works for every one of us.  I was delighted to introduce Priti and Gavin to residents here in Newcastle and talk to them about the challenges and opportunities facing our borough.