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  • Article: Mar 4, 2017

    We have an administration picking needless fights with its own loyal workforce, a cabinet that doesn't have a grip on the City's finances and so many missed opportunities to generate income that manifests itself in cuts to vital services.

    The City is disproportionately affected by the cuts it is having to impose in these three years compared to the rest of the country, Cllr Dominic Raymont told the budget meeting of Newcastle City Council. The lack of fairness in how the Tory government has hit areas such as Newcastle is of course a factor, and the Liberal Democrats have always supported Cllr Forbes in his dealings with the government on issues such as social care, shown by the unanimous motion at last council.

  • Article: Mar 1, 2017

    Newcastle has been let down by Labour. Their self satisfaction tonight won't be shared by many in our great city

  • Article: Mar 1, 2017

    The Liberal Democrats are keen to help where we can to promote Newcastle as a city that values its culture, heritage and sport. So we're interested in the new Great North City Fund and are happy to support activities that help boost the local economy and promote health and well-being. And we've been discussing what we consider to be possibilities for the £0.9 million fund, Cllr Pauline Allen has told Newcastle City Council

  • Article: Mar 1, 2017

    Many people oppose them. We'd defer Community Bins proposal for one year, with provision to be met from the £1m reserve set aside for testing approaches identified by the waste strategy.

  • Article: Mar 1, 2017

    We'd reverse £100,000 cut in grant for Newcastle Futures until alternative sources of funding are found as part of the wider review of funding to employment and skills organisations that is under way, met from the Financial Risk and Resilience Reserve.

    Anothe labour jumping of gun on their own review

  • Article: Mar 1, 2017

    They propose to defer Labour's cut of £184,000 so that all school crossing patrols to remain for 2017/18 to allow more time for alternative funding to be explored & put in place, paid for from the Life Chances Fund established as a reserve from the Airport Dividend.

  • Article: Mar 1, 2017

    Labour's cut by £189,000 should be reversed, defering introduction of large litter bins outside the city centre (and removal of smaller bins) for one year until the consultation process with members and communities has been undertaken, met from the £1m reserve set aside for testing approaches identified by the waste strategy.

  • Article: Mar 1, 2017

    Delete cut of £32,497 of until current review of Communities and Community Hubs function is complete and recommendations understood and considered, met from the Life Chances Fund established as reserve from the Airport Dividend.

  • Article: Mar 1, 2017

    No further reduction for 2017/18 in Parks funding until full review and potential impacts of Parks Trust proposal are known, met from the Financial Risk and Resilience Reserve.

  • Article: Mar 1, 2017

    Liberal Democrats will tonight call for reduction by £675,000 of their proposed £2.71m cut for 2017/1,e met from the Financial Risk and Resilience Reserve.

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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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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