“Gazette now firmly placed in the corridors of power” — Tom Blenkinsop MP and Phil Wilson MP

Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland Labour MP, Tom Blenkinsop, and Phil Wilson, Labour MP for Sedgefield are today (November 9th 2011) celebrating their success in persuading the House of Commons authorities to stock the Evening Gazette as one of the papers daily open for reading in the House of Commons Library.

The paper will have a place of honour amongst the leading papers and periodicals from across the world, and is there to be read by all MP’s.


Tom said “It is fitting that almost exactly 100 years since the death of Hugh Gilzean Reid, the founder and first editor of the Gazette, and, later, an MP himself, this paper is on the House Library desks.  This means that MP’s from all corners of the UK, including party leaders, and cabinet and shadow cabinet members, can read about the way in which Teesside, and the people of Teesside, are fighting for a better quality of life for their families and communities and how important Teesside’s economic powerhouse is to the entire UK economy.”


“In fact it gives PM David Cameron a chance to have access to Teesside’s leading paper, and learn how to spell ‘Teesside’ correctly and maybe even find out where it is.”


Phil said “Having the Evening Gazette in the library of the House of Commons is good news for Teesside and good news for MP’s who can find out more about this great part of the country.  Teesside has so much to offer through the skills and experience of its workforce as well as a community spirit that is next to none that it really is important other members in the House have the chance to see what a forward looking part of the world this is.”

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