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NEWCASTLE CENTRAL

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • woollen poppies
    Article: Sep 28, 2018

    You may have seen details of a 'poppy project' the Council is running calling for volunteers to help the City make a special visual effort to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armistice of World War I. A traditional service of remembrance, led by the Bishop of Newcastle, will be held on the morning of Sunday 11 November at the war memorial in old Eldon Square along with a parade of serving, veteran and cadet forces and support services. In the run up to that we plan to build on an idea of Wendy Parker who facilitated the yarn blanketing of Heaton Cemetery gates last year and blanket the old Eldon Square area with yarn poppies.

  • NE in EU
    Article: Sep 25, 2018

    The first North East business survey of Brexit views shows that more than half (52.4%) of business people in the region believe it will have a negative impact on their business, while just 14.1% see it being beneficial to them. Organised by the North East England Chamber of Commerce, the results shows the top three Brexit concerns are the cost of trade, changes to standards and regulations, and changes in access to EU funding.