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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!

  • Buses
    Article: Mar 1, 2018
    Liberal Democrats councillors in Newcastle have expressed concern at suggestions that hybrid electric buses operated by Arriva on Coast Road services between Newcastle and North Tyneside look set to be switched to Leeds in order to comply with the West Yorkshire city's imminent introduction of clean air charges. Leeds is currently consulting on plans which could see a daily charge of £100 for high emission buses, coaches and HGVs that fail to meet Euro 6 clean air standards, together with a £12.50 charge for taxis.
  • snow plough
    Article: Mar 1, 2018

    Here's what the Council gritting teams are trying to do in Newcastle....https://www.facebook.com/NewcastleCityCouncil/videos/10155491051973790/

  • Don't be idle
    Article: Feb 26, 2018

    Your car idling produces up to 150 balloons of exhaust gases containing harmful chemicals EVERY MINUTE. Car idling contributes to premature deaths and unnecessary health issues. Turning off your engine could help children's health, reduce asthma, heart disease and lung cancer. Idling wastes fuel and money as well as increasing wear and tear on your engine. This graphic is from a campaign under way in London. Small changes like this can make a big difference in Newcastle where we exceed pollution targets on many of our streets.

  • Fairtrade
    Article: Feb 24, 2018
    Fairtrade - Can the consumer still make a difference?
    Wednesday 28th February, 5.00 - 6.30pm
    Corry Room, Sport Central, Northumbria University
    It is said that 'with Fairtrade you have the power to change the world every day' by making simple shopping choices that can improve the lives of farmers (Fairtrade Foundation). More than 1.65 million farmers and workers across the world are in Fairtrade certified producer organisations and the FAIRTRADE mark is recognised around the world.
  • 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:

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

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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

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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

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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.