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  • recycling bin
    Article: Feb 13, 2017

    Newcastle Liberal Democrats have discovered that Newcastle Council's Envirocall service has been giving incorrect advice about recycling glass. We can clarify that residents with blue wheelie bins should continue to use the black caddy to hold glass and not mix it with other material in the main body of the bin.

  • Nick Clegg A1
    Article: Feb 13, 2017
    By Nick Clegg in Evening Standard

    There's a lot to worry about these days: hard Brexit, Trump's protectionism, promotion and relegation, Putin's manoeuvres, conflict in the South China Sea, Boris Johnson's next gaffe, climate change, writes Nick Clegg.

    But I want you to spare a thought for US truck drivers. Because what happens to them might provide a better clue to what happens next in the world than the summit between Theresa May and Donald Trump.

  • Survey: Feb 11, 2017
    14 questions

    We'd like to know what issues matter to you, and your views on how the Liberal Democrats can help to keep your area a great place for you and your neighbours.

    Please let us know about any local issues that need addressing, and any improvements you like to see to help protect the quality of life in your local area. We'd appreciate you taking a few minutes to complete this on line survey - without your feedback, it's harder for us to know what really matters to local people.

  • Article: Feb 9, 2017

    Open, connected, united. That's the liberal Britain of the future. A place where hope and opportunity allow each of us to succeed. Where barriers of discrimination are no more. Where prosperity is enjoyed by the many, not the few. And where there is a line below which we allow no-one to fall.

    An open Britain: open not just for business, but to bold ideas and radical innovation. Open to talent from whatever place or background, open to new tools and technologies to embrace the challenges of the digital future. Open to new ways of running our economy and public services so that the citizen comes first, not the speculator.

  • Police
    Article: Feb 3, 2017
    Councillors have just been told by the police that there were 4 more burglaries in the North Gosforth area yesterday evening. The Great Park, Melton Park and Brunton Park have now all been targeted in recent weeks with the same method, and there have been similar thefts reported across north Newcastle.
  • RAF Boulmer
    Article: Feb 1, 2017

    It's a huge pleasure to support the award of the freedom of the great city of Newcastle upon Tyne to RAF Boulmer, currently our closest RAF Station, in this the centenary year of the Royal Air Force, Cllr Robin Ashby told a meeting of the City Council

    Personally I'm delighted because my grandmother was a founder member of the Women's Royal Air Force during the Great War. And I note that currently the highest ranking woman serving in the Armed Forces is an Air Vice Marshall in the RAF

  • Gosforth ward surgery 2016
    Event: Mar 4, 2017 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!

  • Waste
    Article: Jan 31, 2017

    On street recycling bins in Newcastle have been taped over to prevent them being used at a time when the Labour run Council is claiming they want Newcastle to be a leader in waste management. Recycling points at locations including Chillingham Road in Heaton and Newton Road in High Heaton have been recently taken out of action by the council, and Opposition Liberal Democrats are concerned that all the citywide recycling points are now being taken out of commission.

    Article: Jan 28, 2017

    Opportunities for people in the North East of England to study and train abroad must be protected during the Brexit negotiations, the Liberal Democrats have said, on the 30th anniversary of the EU's Erasmus programme.
    The exchange scheme has benefited 4836 students and apprentices in the region since 2007.
    Over 6000 were expected to benefit in the new expanded programme in the coming years, thanks to grants to cover tuition, travel and living costs.
    Over 10,000 people have backed a petition launched by the Liberal Democrats calling on the Government to protect participation in Erasmus in the Brexit negotiations which can be found HERE.
    Brexit Spokesperson for the North East Fiona Hall commented:
    "Thousands of students and apprentices in the North East of England have benefited from Erasmus, giving them the chance to learn a new language, discover a new culture and make lifelong friends abroad.
    "Young people voted overwhelmingly to remain in the EU. A destructive, hard Brexit that robbed them of this unique chance to study or train abroad would be deeply unfair.
    "The Government must fight to defend the UK's participation in Erasmus in the negotiations ahead.
    "Failing to do so would be a betrayal of the thousands of young people in the North East who would otherwise benefit from the exchange programme in the coming years.
    "The Liberal Democrats are the real voice of opposition, holding this Conservative Brexit government to account and fighting to keep Britain open, tolerant and united."

  • Article 50
    Article: Jan 24, 2017

    The Supreme Court today ruled that the process to leave the European Union can only be started by an Act of Parliament. Welcoming the judgement, by a vote of 8-3, Liberal Democrat Leader Tim Farron MP has demanded a vote by the people on the final deal that the Government manages to negotiate.

    The ruling comes amid warnings that a hard Brexit could cost the UK economy between £100bn and £200bn by 2030, with a hit to GDP of between 5% to 10%.

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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