I am a member of the national council of anti-cuts campaign Coalition of Resistance, chair of Newcastle Palestine Solidarity Campaign and secretary of Newcastle Stop the War Coalition. I teach English full-time in a County Durham secondary school and a member of the National Union of Teachers.
I first became politically active as a schoolkid in October 1992, in response to the Tories announcing that 30,000 miners were to lose their jobs. I've been involved in many political campaigns since then.
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