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Event: Oct 1, 2016 10:00 AM - Dec 24, 2021 12:00 PMGosforth 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!
Marking Small Business Saturday - "shout outs" from Liberal Democrats' councillors for some of the many excellent local businesses in Newcastle.Article: Dec 4, 2021
To mark Small Business Saturday, Liberal Democrats have been out on Gosforth High Street - and have been highlighting some of the many great local businesses in the City (seen here are councillors representing 3 of the 4 wards covering Gosforth.)
Robin Ashby, who speaks for Newcastle LIberal Democrats on business matters, said "If we don't cherish our local businesses - be they in the centre of town, or in the district centres like Chillingham Road, Wansbeck Road or Brunton Park - they are at risk after the gruelling trading conditions of the pandemic, and the switch to online retailing. And once they've gone, they've gone.
Tory Government tax hike will administer nearly £10 million kicking to Newcastle's small businesses - scrap it and give them help instead say the Newcastle Liberal DemocratsArticle: Dec 4, 2021
On Small Business Saturday, a new analysis reveals that the Conservative manifesto-breaking tax rise will cost Newcastle's 3,500 small businesses nearly £10 million a year.
Liberal Democrats Leader Ed Davey will call for the planned tax hike to be scrapped during a visit to North Shropshire to mark Small Business Saturday.
Tax cuts are the best way to mark Small Business Saturday tomorrow, say Newcastle Liberal Democrats. There's a quick and easy way to help them keep staff employed.Article: Dec 3, 2021
Newcastle Liberal Democrats have joined their Party's demand for tax cuts for small businesses ahead of Small Business Saturday
"Cafes, shops and start-ups are all looking at this winter with dread, yet all Prime Minister Johnson and his Chancellor can muster up is a massive new tax bill. The Conservatives must be living on another planet if they think the answer to business owners' problems is to put up their taxes, "said Robin Ashby, who speaks for Newcastle Liberal Democrats on business and employment matters.
Article: Dec 1, 2021
The Liberal Democrats have urged the government to bring back official guidance to work from home where possible, to help keep cases of the Omicron variant down ahead of Christmas.
The government's SAGE committee has previously said that working from home would have the biggest individual impact on reducing transmission of the virus, but ministers have so far ruled it out.
Omicron variant: Clinically Extremely Vulnerable must not be ignored any longer say Liberal Democrats as they announce five-point planArticle: Nov 29, 2021
Newcastle Liberal Democrats have today called for urgent measures to support the Clinically Extremely Vulnerable (CEV), including a formal return and improvement of the shielding programme.
The Government has so far failed to announce any specific measures for those who were classed as CEV in spite of their increased risk of serious illness from Covid. It comes after more cases of the newly discovered 'Omicron' variant of Covid were reported in the UK.
Don't sell vital vaccine manufacturing centre demand Liberal Democrats - it's short-sighted penny pinching just as latest virus variant shows its strategic importanceArticle: Nov 29, 2021
The Liberal Democrats have demanded that Boris Johnson immediately steps in to halt the sale of the Vaccine Manufacturing Innovation Centre at Harwell near Oxford, describing the move as "short-sighted penny pinching."
It was reported in the Financial Times this morning that the centre is being sold off to recoup some of the money spent by the Government during the Covid crisis.
HMRC's Pilgrim Quarter good news for Newcastle city centre - but robust travel plans are vital, say Opposition Liberal DemocratsArticle: Nov 26, 2021
The announcement that HM Revenue and Customs is set to transfer its Newcastle operations from its Benton Park View complex to a new office development in the Pilgrim Street area has been welcomed by Newcastle City Council's Opposition Liberal Democrats group as good news for the city centre economy, but the council is being urged to start planning now for the impact of thousands more journeys each day on a fragile public transport system.
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Urgent answers needed after Newcastle's Transport Levy budget bombshell - what are the implications for city bus and Metro users, demand Liberal Democrats?Article: Nov 19, 2021
Liberal Democrats Opposition councillors are seeking urgent answers from Newcastle City Council's leadership on the robustness of the council's recently announced budget plans for 2022-23 in light of the significant financial crisis affecting the North East Joint Transport Committee and public transport provision.