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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.

  • Cllrs Ferguson and Hall 2019
    Article: Mar 7, 2019

    Here's what Cllr Colin Ferguson (pictured with Cllr Phil Hall, right, who chairs the Budget and Finance Scrutiny Committee) said in launching the Liberal Democrats' approach to Newcastle's 2019 budget which saw Labour hiking Council Tax by 3.95% and cutting services by £20 million, highlighting that the budget is based upon Labour's choices.

  • Newcastle Lib Dem Focus team 2018
    Article: Mar 5, 2019
    Newcastle's Liberal Democrats Opposition has announced a programme of budget amendments ahead of this Wednesday's Newcastle City Council meeting which will set the authority's budget for 2019-2020.
    The Liberal Democrats Opposition's budget amendments seek to:
    · Rethink Labour's planned cuts to keep the city's museums open on Bank Holidays
  • Twenty miles per hour maximum speed limit road-sign.
    Article: Mar 1, 2019

    While speed may not be a major factor in collisions that result in slight injuries, speed is a major factor in more serious accidents.

    In a SPACE for Gosforth article 20 mph - the right speed for Gosforth's children they shared some data on the increasing likelihood of a pedestrian or cyclist being killed or seriously injured (KSI) as vehicle speeds increase.

  • Gosforth ward surgery 2016
    Event: Apr 6, 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!

  • Salters bridge closure
    Survey: Feb 26, 2019
    6 questions
    Salter's Bridge will remain closed, under a temporary order, until Killingworth Road is reopened, which we're now told will be in July 2019.
    After that, the City Council will be undertaking research, collecting data relating to the speed and volume of traffic and its emissions. Another issue it will consider is the future maintenance of this historic structure.
  • Twenty miles per hour maximum speed limit road-sign.
    Article: Feb 22, 2019


    The full response of Liberal Democrats councillor in Gosforth, Peter Lovatt, was : "Great North Road is already congested at times of rush hour. A reduction in speed limit is a positive step for road safety on Gt North Rd, however this scheme needs to be fully thought through with appropriate signage directing road users to alternative A routes, but not encouraging the use of B, C and D routes. Motorists are already taking the easy option to divert onto side roads, due to the congestion on Gt North Rd. We don't want to see a further increase in traffic on our side roads especially at a time when we are promoting safe routes to school and walking schemes. This scheme needs a full investigation to mitigate the shift in load onto our side streets and ensure the continued safety of our children and wider community."

  • 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."