Alistair Ford – Green Party Candidate for Newcastle upon Tyne North

I am standing for the Green Party because I believe that we are the only party to have real joined-up policies to address the huge issues we face in Newcastle and across the planet. The latest IPCC report on the impacts of climate change, the air pollution crisis, the need to protect the most vulnerable in society, finding new ways of providing work and livelihoods, and ensuring Newcastle is a healthy, happy, green place for future generations are all things that the Green Party policies would tackle.

I feel strongly that we need a new direction in politics and new voices in parliament. As a scientist working at Newcastle University, I see the need for investment in education and research for the new green economy, and to protect our country and our city from a disastrous Hard Brexit.

The Green Party’s policies on climate change and air pollution offer joined-up solutions to looming catastrophes, through progressive ideas on transport, housing, energy, and waste. We are the only party thinking seriously about the future of employment in an age of increasing job insecurity, with ideas like the Universal Basic Income gathering momentum and support. I am passionate about giving the people of Newcastle North a chance to vote for a Green future.

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News

Newcastle local elections

By leeirving | 23rd April 2019

In next Thursday’s local council elections, we’re standing Green Party candidates in most wards across Newcastle – here’s who you should vote for ⬇️ We’ll be profiling candidates during the coming week, so keep an eye out for yours… Greens work hard for, and with, their communities, so don’t forget to #VoteGreen2019 for the fresh […]

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Keep it in the ground!

By leeirving | 20th April 2019

4 Days left! Have you written your objection letter yet to oppose plans for opencast coal mining at Dewley Hill, Throckley, on the edge of Newcastle? With the climate emergency upon us, fossil fuels need to become part of history. #KeepItInTheGround Below is the letter sent by local election candidate for Callerton & Throckley, Idwal […]

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Newcastle Climate Change Convention

By leeirving | 5th April 2019

Newcastle City Council have admitted there’s a Climate Emergency and that their past efforts have fallen far short of the radical action that’s needed. This comes after the ~3,000 signature petition pushed by our campaigners and pressure group Extinction Rebellion succeeded in putting the climate crisis on the Council’s agenda this week! If there’s an […]

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We did it! Newcastle declares climate emergency

By leeirving | 4th April 2019

We put climate change firmly on Newcastle Council’s agenda last night, thanks to the almost 3000-strong petition started by Green campaigner Clare Andrews. Greens’ Taymar Pitman argued the case to Council, pushing them to finally declare a Climate Emergency & pledge to make Newcastle carbon neutral by 2030! HOWEVER, Labour councillors pushed debate to the […]

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Petition to Declare a Climate Emergency reaches almost 3,000 signatures

By leeirving | 2nd April 2019

The petition to Declare a Climate Emergency, started by our Green campaigner Clare Andrews, has now reached almost 3,000 signatures – enough to trigger Newcastle Council to debate it at Wednesday’s council meeting. Join us ahead of the meeting to show support for urgently tackling climate change! https://www.facebook.com/events/365780404023557/ Green campaigner Taymar Pitman, who in January […]

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Why we oppose a new open cast mine on the edge of Newcastle

By leeirving | 1st April 2019

Our spokesperson Alistair Ford explained to BBC North East and Cumbria why we’re opposing the plans for a new open cast coal mine on the edge of Newcastle at Dewley Hill. We have ten years to drastically cut carbon emissions, so must keep fossil fuels in the ground. The added air and noise pollution would […]

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Last chance to sign climate emergency petition

By leeirving | 31st March 2019

Last chance to sign before the Declare a Climate Emergency petition is submitted to Newcastle Council! We call on Newcastle City Council to declare a climate emergency, and: Publicly report on progress regarding the 2010 ‘Declaration on Climate Change’, ‘Climate Action Plan’ and 2014 ‘Mayors Adapt’ commitments, within 6 months. Update the Climate Action Plan […]

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What a difference even one Green councillor can make

By leeirving | 30th March 2019

Green Party co-leader Sian Berry, while visiting the North East, highlights what a difference even one Green councillor will make in a council dominated by a single party. That’s so true in Newcastle too… We need your help to make this a reality in Newcastle, get involved and/or help fund our campaign. […]

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Sunderland City Council declares ‘climate emergency’

By leeirving | 29th March 2019

Sunderland has declared a climate emergency and has set a target of becoming ‘carbon-neutral’ by 2030, but Newcastle Council is still failing to catch the wave…  That’s why we’re petitioning them! Please sign  tinyurl.com/NCLClimateEmergency “In recent months, a wave of local authorities have made pledges to reduce emissions including setting new targets to become carbon-neutral”. […]

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Why declare a climate emergency?

By leeirving | 23rd March 2019

What’s this Climate Emergency thing, you ask? Here’s Green Party leaders Jonathan Bartley & Sian Berry to explain why we are pushing Newcastle Council to declare a climate emergency and take stronger action on climate change. Please sign tinyurl.com/NCLClimateEmergency     […]

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Alistair Ford - Candidate for Newcastle North
Alistair Ford - Candidate for Newcastle North

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