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Welcome to the Newcastle Liberal Democrats website
The Liberal Democrats are proud to have been in control of Newcastle City Council from 2004 until 2011. In that time, we cut waste and contained council tax rises, oversaw improvements in educational achievement and spent more on the services people said they wanted, such as community safety, street cleaning, recycling and the environment.
The Liberal Democrats are a powerful and effective force on the Council, with 20 members, one of the strongest Lib Dem Groups in the country. Conservatives and UKIP have no councillors. We chair the Scrutiny Committees.
We hope that you enjoy visiting our website, and please don't hesitate to get in touch if you need any more information.
You can help the Liberal Democrats fight for Newcastle. A donation will help strengthen our campaigns. Your help WILL make a difference.
"We see people as individuals, not as opposing tribes lined up against each other across borders. We favour co-operation over isolation - your failure is not my success. We stand up against abuse of power, for entrepreneurship and individual endeavour. We see immigration as a blessing not a curse and value the contribution of every single individual has to make to this beautiful country of ours"
Tim Farron MP, on his election as Leader of the Liberal Democrats 16th July 2015
R.I.P. Rt Hon Charles Kennedy
former Leader of the Liberal Democrats
Seen here celebrating gaining control of Newcastle City Council in 2004
Tim Farron was elected as new Leader of the Party on 16th July 2015 with 56.5% of the vote
Newcastle is home to two great Universities and tens of thousands of students from around the world. Be sure to join LibDemSocs when you arrive - and register to vote!
Cllr Anita Lower, re-elected as Liberal Group Leader on Newcastle City Council, May 2016, is supported by her deputy Clr Wendy Taylor and an enthusiastic and experienced team
The great city of Newcastle upon Tyne is celebrating the 800th anniversary of the granting of a mayoral charter by King John in 1216
Liberal Democrats membership soars by over 15,000 since the General Election - if you aren't one already, join here to help us build a better Britain