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  • Bus lane cameras Neville Street
    Article: Mar 27, 2017

    The Liberal Democrat Opposition on Newcastle City Council have challenged the council's Labour administration to produce an updated air quality management plan for the city and to set out a Clean Air Action Plan, following growing concern about air pollution levels in the city centre and on key arterial routes including the Coast Road, Great North Road, and West Road corridors.

  • Article: Mar 25, 2017

    Only one Party is steadily gaining councillors, MPs, and members. The Liberal Democrats

  • Article: Mar 23, 2017

    * The national threat level remains at 'severe' but there is still nothing to suggest any specific threat to our communities here in Northumbria

    * Armed patrols have been taking place across our region since last year and those patrols will continue following this most recent incident. This will include patrols conducted in high footfall areas, such as the city centres and our transport hubs

  • School crossings
    Article: Mar 17, 2017

    Although the Labour Cabinet Member rejected the petition so many signed online and on paper, we have not let the matter rest. There's been a lot of chatter about what might happen, so we thought you'd like to see an extract from the letter that's gone out from Council officers to all Head Teachers, which is about as definitive as it gets at this stage.

  • Article: Mar 17, 2017

    Labour shot down the Liberal Democrats attempt to relieve their cuts to services by using reserves. Here's how the City Council has been hoarding cash.

    1 - Actual reserves at 31.3.13 were £55.8m and in the report to City council in March 14 were predicted to be £50.7m as at 31.3.14

    2. Actual at 31.3.14 was not the £50.7m predicted but £81.0m - over £30m more than predicted just a few weeks before! Prediction for 31.3.15 was £66.9m

  • Article: Mar 15, 2017

    Killingworth Road will be closed on the north bound carriageway (going towards Killingworth) from Monday 27thMarch - the south bound lane will remain open and traffic travelling towards Haddricks Mill should run normally.

    The closure is planned to allow the Gas Board to safely work on the gas main, the closure will be revoked as soon as the work is complete - no later than Friday 7th April.

  • Nuf said
    Article: Mar 14, 2017

    So what's bothering them? Why the sour faces? Surely this is the moment of their greatest triumph? Surging ahead of Labour in the polls. The snarling Right-wing press firmly on side. Only a tiny number of recalcitrant Conservative MPs. And the Article 50 letter, triggering the final steps towards the Promised Land of Brexit, tantalisingly close, writes Nick Clegg, the Liberal Democrats' spokesman on Europe, in today's Evening Standard.

  • Document: Mar 13, 2017
  • Article: Mar 10, 2017

    " I have some incredible news - moments ago, our membership reached 85,002, " Tim Farron MP said this morning

    "At our lowest ebb in 2012, our party's membership was 42,501; since then, we have doubled our membership!

    Almost 34,000 of those members have joined us since the European Referendum on June 23rd because they share our vision of an Open, Tolerant and United Britain!

    Our vision is one that is more important than ever, with Corbyn's Labour party in lockstep with the Tories' plans for a hard Brexit, we are the only party that will provide the real opposition to this Conservative Brexit Government.

    There are still many who are looking for someone to give them a voice to oppose this Conservative Brexit Government and their divisive agenda. We need to keep the momentum going by recruiting these people to our party.

    Will you help by sharing this great news on Facebook or Twitter right now?

    Please reach out to your family, friends, colleagues and acquaintances and encourage them to join us today. You just need to ask them to go to our website: www.libdems.org.uk/join.

    Thank you very much for all that you're doing.

    Yours sincerely,

    Tim Farron MP
    Proud Leader of the Liberal Democrats

  • Cllr John Shipley OBE
    Article: Mar 8, 2017

    International students generate £514m to the economy in the North East of England and support over 2,000 jobs, according to an analysis by UniversitiesUK.

    The research also found overseas students spent a total of £256m off-campus in the region.

    Lord John Shipley, former Leader of Newcastle City Council and Liberal Democrat Brexit Spokesperson for the North East, commented:

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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.


"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

Tim Farron at Newcastle Civic Centre with Lib Dem activists Jan 2016

Tim Farron meets Liberal Democrats in Newcastle in January 2016

R.I.P. Rt Hon Charles Kennedy

former Leader of the Liberal Democrats

Seen here celebrating gaining control of Newcastle City Council in 2004

Charles Kennedy celebrates Liberal Democrats taking control of Newcastle 2004

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Liberal Democrats membership has been soaring since the General Election - if you aren't one already, join us to help us build a better Britain

City limits

Newcastle is home to two great Universities and we welcome tens of thousands of students from around the world. Be sure to join LibDemSocs when you arrive - and register to vote!

Two respected Universities

Anita Lower

Cllr Anita Lower, re-elected as Liberal Group Leader on Newcastle City Council in May 2016, is supported by her deputy Clr Wendy Taylor and an enthusiastic and experienced team of councillors, Party members and Focus deliverers

Jackie Milburn statue (By Ultra7 (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons)

The great city of Newcastle upon Tyne is celebrating the 800th anniversary of the granting of a mayoral charter by King John in 1216