"This is a crucial motion for the union. The northern region has a clear regional political strategy, exerting our influence to support our members and the vital services they provide."
Linda successfully stood as candidate in the 2011 local election. "I'm proud to be part of a cohort of Labour councillors who returned Newcastle City to Labour.
"It's tough, but we have not closed a single library or sure start centre. And I am part of a Labour group working closing with trade unions to implement a living wage in Newcastle."
She says there will be many more women councillors. And she warned the Tories and Lib Dems: "If you're not at the table, you're probably on the menu."