Discussing local issues with Councillor Catherine Donovan

It’s easy to forget that Brexit is not the only item on the political agenda! During her address to members of The Economics Society, local economic, social, and political issues were brought sharply into focus by Cllr Catherine Donovan, Deputy Leader of Gateshead Council. The basic economic problem of scarcity, choice, and opportunity cost can be rather abstract; however, Catherine brought it to life as she outlined how the council is having to live within its means by taking tough spending decisions.