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NEWCASTLE EAST

The constituency is formed from the following wards (which existed before the boundaries of 3rd May 2018) in the great City of Newcastle upon Tyne :

  • Byker (The Byker Wall Estate, St. Peter's and part of Walker)
  • Dene (Part of Gosforth, Benton and Cochrane Park)
  • North Heaton (High Heaton around Coast Road)
  • North Jesmond
  • Ouseburn (All of Shieldfield, Ouseburn, part of Quayside and part of Byker)
  • South Heaton (most of Heaton around Chillingham Road)
  • South Jesmond (Jesmond, Jesmond Vale and part of the City Centre)
  • Walker (Walker Riverside and St. Anthony's Estate)
  • Walkergate (Walkergate, Walkerville and part of Walker)





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  • Article: Mar 31, 2019

    The number of children living in absolute poverty across the UK has risen by 200,000 in a year, to a total of 3.7 million.

    Responding to a government data release, Liberal Democrats MP Christine Jardine said:


    "This government should be absolutely ashamed of itself for presiding over the first increase in absolute child poverty in six years.

    "The main culprits - the benefits freeze, the arbitrary two-child limit, and huge cuts to Universal Credit - were policy decisions, not accidents. Yet what would normally be front-page news has been buried by the never ending chaos of Brexit.

    "The Liberal Democrats refuse to let the Conservatives get away with destroying the life prospects of 200,000 innocent children.

    "That is why we are calling for the full reversal of cuts to Universal Credit work allowances, the abolition of the cruel two-child limit, and the creation of a second earner's work allowance so that both parents in a couple are rewarded for work."

  • Bus (Sapphire)
    Article: Mar 26, 2019

    Newcastle's Liberal Democrats Opposition have called on Newcastle City Council to urgently investigate the feasibility of adopting Nottingham's approach to ensuring clean air by focusing on reducing diesel bus emissions on key bus corridors, rather than implementing controversial charging zone proposals.

  • Pro EU demonstrators in Newcastle
    Article: Mar 24, 2019

    How the Liberal Democrats have been fighting for your prosperity

    * We said in 2016 - Remain

    * We said in 2017 - Exit from Brexit

    * We said in 2018 - People's referendum

    * We said in 2019 - Revoke Article 50

    Join the 5 million signers and million marchers to send your message to Tory Brexit-liars and Labour Brexit-ditherers.

  • Dogdirt
    Article: Mar 23, 2019

    ....clean up after their pets and carefully dispose of the bags. Which is why this dog looked so proud of its owner today.....

  • Disabled badge
    Article: Mar 21, 2019
    The Unison Disabled Members Officer, Newcastle Branch writes : I am sure you are aware of the proposal to introduce parking charges for Blue Badge Holders in Newcastle Council run car parks and I am emailing you to request your support in rejecting the proposal as this would have a detrimental impact on the lives of disabled people, our great City's reputation and the local economy as Blue Badge holders would travel to other places where parking is free.
  • Your say
    Article: Mar 21, 2019

    Do you want to leave the EU or revoke article 50 and remain? Online poll now at https://brexit-petitions-count.now.sh/

    Over five and a half people have taken part in last 3 days by signing one of two Parliamentary petitions. The one to revoke Artcle 50 is outpolling the Leave without a deal one by about 9 to 1, has just topped 5 miilions, and still going up at a rate of 1,000 a minutes

  • 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.

  • 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.