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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!

  • Fawdon litter pick
    Article: Feb 17, 2018

    Earlier this week Newcastle City Council announced a major clean-up of the city "a spring clean" as they're describing it.

    £1m has been found from reserves to sweep the streets, pick up litter, remove dog mess, erase graffiti and cutback overgrown shrubbery. New posters will appear on litter bins and livery on council vehicles.

  • Metro ticket machine
    Article: Feb 14, 2018

    NEXUS has announced that there will be no trains between St James and Monkseaton all day Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 March to allow for renewal of overhead power lines and modernisation work on the Byker viaduct

    During the work no trains will run in either direction between St James and Monkseaton. Trains will run to all other stations but may not be to usual timetable.

  • City logo
    Article: Feb 13, 2018

    Newcastle City Council dropped Environment and Sustainability as a priority at the change of administration in 2011, replacing 7 years of rapid progress with 7 years of drift.

    In particular, there is a crisis in the waste recycling system leading to potential contractual penalties of almost £750,000 per annum according to the Leader of Council.

  • Buses
    Article: Feb 8, 2018

    A £3.3m project to improve air quality by cutting harmful emissions from buses has been given a cautious welcome by Newcastle's Liberal Democrats.

    The scheme will see 191 buses operating on 20 routes in Newcastle, Gateshead and North Tyneside fitted with new engine technology which significantly reduces levels of pollutants.

  • Petition: Feb 8, 2018

    The council removed Hunter's Road from the gritting schedule in 2015. This winter we have seen a number of problems including; cars having to be dug out of the ice and snow, and vehicles careering out of control down the bank into the roundabout junction at Haddricks Mill. We the undersigned being residents of Hunter's Road and surrounding streets call upon Newcastle City Council to add Hunter's Road back onto the regular gritting schedule. We consider this would be a huge improvement in the road safety of not only local residents, but also the many thousands of users of the Haddricks Mill Junction.

  • Ousburn litter pickers
    Article: Feb 4, 2018

    Newcastle City Council has recently updated the way resident groups can request community litter pick / rubbish removal through an online form on the 'welcome to envirocall' reporting page.

    New users should first register using the apply to be a community litter picker button. Once registered new and existing users will be able to request community litter pick removals from the nearest citywide bin location. There are 3 ways to do this:

  • Gosforth ward surgery 2016
    Event: Mar 3, 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!

  • School sign
    Article: Jan 24, 2018

    Revised 2018 entry arrangements for schools in Newcastle have just been published at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/education-and-learning/admissions-and-school-transfers

  • Article: Jan 22, 2018

    Hard cases make bad laws, but we were profoundly struck today by the father of a person with a mental illness telling the story of how his daughter, on the day of her 18th birthday, was removed from a specialist children's facility and ended up in an adult one 400 miles from home. With any other illness or condition, this would have caused a national uproar at the time. The fact that it didn't shows that public opinion - through the media - is still not being engaged enough.

  • Article: Jan 15, 2018

    Liberal Democrats councillors have expressed a range of concerns about the proposed North of Tyne Devolution Deal - despite outrageous over-hyping by the Labour Party, can it deliver what the region - and particularly Newcastle - need.

    Cllr Greg Stone reminded the City Council of the Leader's comments in 2011, shortly before he assumed his current position, that "quote" only he could deliver the best deal for Newcastle by working more effectively with other Labour leaders on Tyneside.

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

NLD bannerWelcome 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.