Born and brought up in Newcastle , Stephen runs Education4Democracy - a social enterprise company having been a college lecturer in two North East colleges in the last 30 years.
Stephen is a Newcastle City Councillor. In 1987 and 1992 he contested the Berwick-Upon-Tweed and Roxburgh constituencies (Labour) at both general elections.
Stephen is an established citizen journalist and has published widely in The Journal, Chronicle, Sunday Sun, Northern Echo, Newsquest, Northumberland Gazette, LGA First and Post-16 Educator on a range of public policy related issues. He has also contributed to social media sites such as Labour List, FE News and North East Bylines.
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