Roberta’s Blog


Following my re-election as your Member of Parliament for the City of Durham, I wish to offer my heartfelt thanks to everyone who voted for me. I will continue to work hard for Durham City, and will represent everyone in the constituency, regardless of how they cast their vote.

Having spent the last four years as a Shadow Minister in Communities and Local Government covering planning policy and procurement, I am delighted to have been asked to take on the housing brief for the time being as well. During this period, I will work hard to hold the Government to account on its housing policies.

Once again, many thanks for placing your trust in me to serve you as your Member of Parliament, and I look forward to working hard for everyone in Durham City in the coming years. 

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Roberta Blackman-Woods MP

Welcome to my website. On here you can find information about my work for you.  If you do want to raise something with me please use the contact facilities on this website.

Latest News

Roberta Blackman-Woods MP calls for action on Syrian refugee crisis


Roberta calls for action on Syrian refugee crisis

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Sunday Politics


Roberta appears on the Sunday Politics

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news update


Roberta speaks out during two housing debates

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Town Council Petition launched. See news for info.

Community News

Here you can find news and updates on local community issues.

-A Neighbourhood Planning Forum has been approved for the City Centre by Durham County Council.

- A new 'Baby Cafe' is now open in Ushaw Moor Children's Centre.


For further information about what my survey money is spent on click here


This is a sample of current campaigns the MP is involved with:

  • Helping former Kerry Foods’ employees get support to find new employment
  • Working with residents in Bearpark to find the best way of progressing great new play facilities
  • Through the Balanced & Sustainable Communities Forum, Roberta is campaigning for better planning for Durham City

Click for a full list of Roberta's campaigns


Surgery Dates

Next Surgery:

Saturday 14th November

10.00 am until 11.00 am: The Miners' Hall, Redhills, Durham DH1 4BD

If you would like to raise any issues with your MP, you can attend one of her regular surgeries. No appointment necessary.

If you are not able to wait until then, you can write to or email her and she will take the issue MP.

Click here for other surgery dates



Picture of Roberta Blackman-Woods giving a speech

Click here to view Roberta’s latest videos including some of her speeches in the House of Commons

More and more videos will be going on line.  Check back to hear some of Roberta's speeches & interviews with Ministers where she will ask questions on your behalf.

Roberta's YouTube Channel

Roberta's photostream on Flickr

Roberta's Facebook page