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STOP PRESS : Liberal Democrats candidates for the City Council Elections on May 3rd are Hans-Christian ANDERSON; John MANSFIELD and Judith STEEN.

Hans-Christian AndersenYou have 3 votes for these three candidates (Pictured : Hans-Christian Andersen).

Benwell and Scotswood Ward Liberal Democrats would be pleased to hear from any resident who has a problem, a query or would like to help the Lib Dems in the ward. Please get in touch with us via info@newcastle-libdems.org.uk, or register your support using the 'Register/Support' link on the left.

  • Recycling rules Newcastle
    Article: Feb 19, 2019

    This leaflet is being delivered through doors in Newcastle - but as its part of a bundle of advertising materials, you may have put it straight into the recycling....on the other side is you waste collections day so worth keeping

  • ATM cash machine
    Article: Feb 19, 2019

    The Liberal Democrats in Newcastle are backing calls from consumer rights charity, Which?, for a regulator to protect access to cash following new analysis revealing a rapid decline in cashpoints.

    New figures obtained by Which? show cashpoints disappeared at a rate of 488 per month between June 2018 and December 2018 with over 250 free-to-use machines also closing monthly.

  • John Appleby NoT CA
    Article: Feb 14, 2019
    Liberal Democrats question priorities of North of Tyne Authority after brochure revelation
    Liberal Democrats North of Tyne Mayoral candidate John Appleby (pictured) has called on Newcastle council leader Nick Forbes to justify his comment that the region does not have the capacity to produce the authority's glossy "Home of Ambition" brochure setting out his priorities, after it emerged that the authority had commissioned a Manchester design agency to produce it.
  • Cable in Newcastle
    Article: Feb 12, 2019

    Responding to statistics published by the Office for National Statistics which reveal Gross Domestic Product growth has fallen to a nine-year low, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Vince Cable said:

    "I am afraid the country is now fairly close to recession. These figures are in fact flattering. The reality is much worse because whatever growth there is has been caused merely by businesses accumulating stocks in fear of Brexit.

    "The economy is now just bumping along the bottom. These figures show how the closer we get to Brexit, the worse the impact is getting. Far from looking forward to a Brexit bonus we can expect a Brexit tax to deal with the fallout.

    "There is still time, however, to avoid this chaos. The economy can be given the boost it needs by giving the country the opportunity to exit from Brexit with a final say on the deal."

  • Cllr Wendy Taylor with Norman Lamb MP
    Article: Feb 1, 2019
    It is Children's Mental Health week next week, says Cllr Dr Wendy Taylor, who speaks for Newcastle Liberal Democrats on health issues. So it is timely that a recent report from a committee of MPs has found that only a third of children and young people with mental health conditions receive the treatment they need from the NHS.
  • Gosforth ward surgery 2016
    Event: Mar 2, 2019 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!

  • Brunswick tip (Newcastle Liberal Democrats)
    Article: Jan 26, 2019

    Liberal Democrats Councillors in the north of Gosforth today showed their support for keeping open the Brunswick tip (Household waste and recycling centre)

    Pictured here are Parklands and Castle wards councillors Pauline Allen, Phil Lower, Anita Lower (Opposition Leader) David Down and Robin Ashby plus local campaigner Christine Morrissey.

  • REMAIN 1
    Article: Jan 22, 2019

    Conservative Ministers have bowed to pressure from Liberal Democrats and MPs from across the House and have dropped plans to charge EU citizens £65 per person to register to stay in the UK - several hours after a new website went live!

    "It was abhorrent that people who have worked and contributed to our communities for so long should have to pay to stay at home. However, people will still be worried that Home Office will botch the policy as it has already done with the Windrush scandal, causing so much harm, " said anti-Brexit campaigner Wendy Tayor.

  • Lord Shipley - Brexit
    Article: Jan 15, 2019

    Newcastle voted Remain at the referendum. In the two and a half years since then, debate has continued on the relative merits of possible withdrawal options. That we are still debating these derives from the huge complexity of Brexit, driven in part by the triggering of Article 50 too early, and the Prime Minister's decision to define unhelpful red lines equally early, John Lord Shipley, a Liberal Democrats peer, told the House of Lords during Monday's debate.

  • Article: Jan 10, 2019

    Liberal Democrats believe strongly that asylum seekers should be allowed to work while waiting for a decision on their application. It's good for the UK economy and it gives asylum seekers self respect and allows them to provide for their families. It would avoid destitution, isolation and exploitation.