A great evening was had by over 90 people at the dinner with Andy Burnham, who gave an inspirational speech defending the NHS.
In front of a crowd of Labour Party supporters and representatives from Health and the Unions Andy Burnham gave a strong speech where he stressed that the Labour Party was committed to returning the NHS to its core values. He also presented Eddie Boden with a Merit Award for many years of outstanding service. The evening ended with a fun raffle with some fantastic prizes (I got a coffee machine!) so a big thank you to all the prize donors, to Clayton Lodge Hotel for a excellent service and to Sylvia Butler and Paul Farrelly MP for organising the evening. Of course our biggest thanks to Andy Burnham for attending and we hope to see him back in Newcastle soon.