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Vince and Jo

"The Liberal Democrats offer a compassionate, positive vision for the future :

* Investment in public services;

* Support for business to create jobs;

* Environmental stability;

* And a fairer deal for young people.

For anyone who shares our values and our aims, we ask you to join us and support us to help make them a reality. With your help we can achieve real positive change for Britain."

The Liberal Democrats leadership team is headed by Rt Hon Vince Cable MP and Jo Swinson MP

Newcastle Lib Dem Focus team 2018

As our national membership continues to soar, join our fightback for a better city of Newcastle and an open, optimistic, hopeful, diverse and tolerant Britain!

  • Article: Apr 16, 2018

    https://youtu.be/AGw93q_XRTI Under the Liberal Democrats from 3rd May, Newcastle upon Tyne would be a better, fairer, kinder place to live, work, study and bring up a young family.

  • Article: Apr 7, 2018
    Newcastle Liberal Democrats have formally announced the successful nomination of their citywide candidates for the May 3rd Newcastle City Council elections.
    The party aims to reduce Labour's majority on the council and increase the 20-strong Liberal Democrats Opposition group in the council chamber. The party is fielding 35 candidates who are serving councillors or have previous council experience. One third of the party's candidates are women, and 6 are from BME backgrounds.
  • Newcastle Lib Dem Focus team 2018
    Article: Apr 7, 2018

    Vince Cable launches the Liberal Democrats local government campaign for May elections https://www.facebook.com/VinceCableForTwickenham/videos/1762217607176990/

  • Garden waste
    Article: Apr 4, 2018

    The Liberal Democrats in Newcastle have welcomed the announcement today on the extension of the garden waste contracts for 2017/18. Here's today's announcement from the City Council :

    Garden Waste - Missed Collections

    "Due to the recent extreme weather conditions, a number of households missed one or two of their planned garden waste collections. To put this right we are extending the 2017/18 garden waste year by 3 weeks, from 22nd May to 8th June so that valued customers receive all 20 collections. This means that the new 2018/19 garden waste service will commence on 12thJune 2018. We will be sending information out about this soon. Thank you for your support."

  • Gosforth ward surgery 2016
    Event: May 5, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Gosforth High Street NE3

    Gosforth councillors will be on Gosforth High Street on the first Saturday of every month, outside the Shopping Centre (look out for the umbrella and the sandwich board)

    This is in addition to private Councillor surgeries which are advertised widely and regularly.

    We look forward to seeing you to discuss issues of concern, or just to say hello!

  • Buses
    Article: Mar 26, 2018

    Arriva admits it has taken 10 hybrid buses out of the North East to be used in Leeds (to avoid £100 fines??) instead but insists it has replaced them with other low-polluting models - but only Euro level 5 rather than level 6 like Sapphire buses running on some of our roads. Full story here https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/arriva-deny-north-east-air-14456535

  • Article: Mar 24, 2018
  • Recycling
    Article: Mar 21, 2018

    First highlighted by the Liberal Democrats, now being covered by local media. Cllr Griff Kane will be on BBC Radio Newcaste Drivetime on the subject this afternoon. https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/how-much-people-newcastle-costing-14435877#ICID=sharebar_twitter

  • Article: Mar 8, 2018

    For the second year in a row, council tax payers in Newcastle face an inflation-busting 5% hike in charges as tax demands come through the doors. Liberal Democrats hold both the Labour Council and the Conservative Government responsible for this, and spoke strongly at Newcastle City Council in the face of attacks from the ruling Labour Party.

  • Alan Shearer Green, Grange
    Petition: Mar 6, 2018

    We residents of Grange Estate, Gosforth, and football fans everywhere, call upon Newcastle City Council and other appropriate authorities to name the green in the centre of Park Avenue, Grange after the England and Newcastle captain, and still the Premiership's leading goal scorer, Alan Shearer OBE.

You can help the Liberal Democrats fight for Newcastle. A donation will help strengthen our campaigns. Your help WILL make a difference.


Liberal Democrats on Newcastle City Council

Anita LowerCllr Anita Lower, re-elected as Liberal Group Leader on Newcastle City Council in May 2017, is supported by her deputy Clr Wendy Taylor and an enthusiastic and experienced team of councillors, Party members and Focus deliverers

Inline imageWelcome 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

Rt Hon Charles Kennedy

then 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

Fight back graphic

Liberal Democrats membership has been soaring since the 2016 Referendum and the 2017 General Election and is now at its highest ever - 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! We also have a very active Young Liberals branch in the city

Nuf said

The great city of Newcastle upon Tyne was granted a mayoral charter by King John in 1216 and voted to remain in the European Union 800 years later.