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The constituency is formed from eight electoral wards (defgined under the boundaries which were replaced at 3rd May 2018)

in the great City of Newcastle upon Tyne :

* Benwell and Scotswood

* Blakelaw

* Elswick

* Fenham

* Kenton

* Westgate

* West Gosforth

* Wingrove

Cllr Dr Nick Cott was the Liberal Democrats candidate for the constituency at the General Election on 8th June 2017.

  • Civic
    Article: Nov 12, 2018

    The Liberal Democrats leader of the Opposition has turned the spotlight on the Labour leadership's attempt to hide plans to end funding for cultural organisations in the city, revealed by the publication of Newcastle City Council's budget consultation for 2019-20 today,

    The council's budget's list of service reduction proposals do not include the apparent deletion of the council's contribution to the Culture Investment Fund, which over the past three years has provided important grant funding to the running costs of important local cultural organisations including Seven Stories, Tyneside Cinema, Northern Stage, and Live Theatre. The Fund was established in 2015 with £600,000 of funding from the city council, but it is understood that no additional funding has been received from other sources.

  • Woollen poppies
    Article: Nov 9, 2018

    You can find readings from War Poets including the one below, here https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBKQgmAn7FngNQlAy_NnKt0BLqZCz55aY

    Not all war poets were British men

    Not all soldiers were white

    Not all battles were fought in Europe

    The Neuve-Chapelle Memorial commemorates more than 4,700 Indian soldiers and labourers who lost their lives on the Western Front during the First World War and who have no known grave.

  • Cllr Tom Gordon
    Article: Nov 4, 2018

    Liberal Democrats turn spotlight on Newcastle East MP Nick Brown's role in whipping Labour MPs to abstain in Budget tax cut vote

    Newcastle's Liberal Democrats Opposition regret that North East Labour MPs on Tyneside didn't have the courage of their convictions in the Budget vote on the Chancellor's plans to raise tax thresholds, which are seen as disproportionately benefiting higher-rate taxpayers rather than those on the lowest incomes.

  • Gosforth ward surgery 2016
    Event: Dec 1, 2018 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!

  • Police car
    Article: Oct 12, 2018

    "Everyone in Northumbria Police highly values community engagement. It is the best way for issues to be brought to our attention at the earliest opportunity and enable us, together with our partners, to respond accordingly. In this regard I am delighted to note, especially in such financially challenging times, our local officers remain accessible to our local communities, " the Chief Constable oo Northumbria has told Liberal Democrats Councillor Robin Ashby in his response to a number of questions posed after his presentation to Newcastle City Council.

  • Nexus
    Article: Oct 12, 2018
    What are public transport operators are doing to support the communities they serve in confronting and reducing hate crime? This is what they are telling Councillors:
    "Hate crime is not an issue unique or particular to public transport, but while it remains rare on buses and Metro, we recognise that it does occur, and that incidents too often still go unreported.
  • Cllr Wendy Taylor with Norman Lamb MP
    Article: Oct 10, 2018

    Liberal Democrats Shadow Health Secretary Norman Lamb MP has called for "a full inquiry" into why hundreds of tonnes of human body parts and medical waste from NHS hospitals has been left to rot.

    The call comes after the Health Minister confirmed that Healthcare Environmental Services, the firm responsible, has been stripped of NHS contracts.

    Dr Wendy Taylor, seen here with Norman Lamb, commented "There needs to be a full inquiry into this nauseating debacle. As well as being potentially dangerous, it is inhuman, disrespectful and disgusting.

    "The NHS has done the right thing in cancelling the contract with Healthcare Environmental Services, but the Health Secretary must still explain how this could ever have happened in the first place."

  • Bins
    Article: Oct 2, 2018

    Newcastle Liberal Democrats would like to hear from you about domestic waste and public litter bins to inform our response to the City Council'c review of its waste strategy and our manifesto for the 2019 elections. So we invite you to complete the survey which can be found at here

  • CIEH logo
    Article: Sep 29, 2018

    A new report lays bare the chaos set to envelop the UK's food systems in the event of a "no deal" when Britain leaves the European Union next May. It comes from a partnership the Universities of City, Sussex, and Cardiff and the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, the voice for environmental and public health professionals across the country, representing more than 8,000 members working in the public, private and non-profit sectors.

  • Police van
    Article: Sep 28, 2018

    Northumbria Police will be holding a recruitment roadshow at Newcastle University Business School on Thursday 11th October 2018. The event is open to anyone, not just the university students.

    The event is to showcase the many roles and areas of work within Northumbria Police, not just the warranted Police Officer role. They will have a variety of exhibits and staff from many departments to speak to anyone interested in joining the organisation.