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.
Email Alistair: firstname.lastname@example.org
This image is of a recent luxury housing development in Jesmond. In it, Heaton Green activist Andrew Gray is pointing to a car whose numberplate reads ‘RANGE ROVER’. The image summarises what is wrong with our housing policy locally and nationally: executive homes taking up excess space and designed for the needs of car drivers […]
A Green Guarantee for a confident and caring Britain The Green Party launched its national manifesto this morning and here in Newcastle we want to tell you about it. The Green Party has big, bold ideas to create a confident and caring Britain that we can all be proud of. We aren’t afraid to hope for […]
Stand up for what matters’ is the Green Party’s campaigning slogan in the coming General Election and to launch the campaign, candidates and supporters will attend a PRESS EVENT at 8.30 a.m. on Tuesday 9th May under the title: STAND UP FOR CLEAN AIR The event will be held on the footbridge between Ellison Place […]
The conference “A Sustainable Newcastle – what does this really mean?” took place on Saturday May 6th. We had a great turn out and a day of informative presentations, thoughtful ideas, a lively debate and a film about “Growth- busting”. Thank you very much to everyone who attended and helped make the day a great […]
A Newcastle Green Party candidate wholeheartedly supports three pledges for young people launched by the Green Party today at an event in Sheffield. Alistair Ford, who has been selected as the Green Party candidate for Newcastle East, is a member of staff at Newcastle University and has seen many changes in higher education in recent […]
The Newcastle upon Tyne Green Party has selected its parliamentary candidates for the 2017 general election. Once again the party will stand in all three of Newcastle’s constituencies, with Alison Whalley the candidate for Newcastle upon Tyne North, Peter Thomson standing for Newcastle upon Tyne Central and Alistair Ford, standing as a parliamentary candidate for […]
On Monday 24th April, Newcastle City Council’s Cabinet approved a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) for the city. The Cabinet agenda papers online include both the order and the Green Party response to the previous proposal. Towards the end of 2016, Greens had distributed leaflets in Heaton about the PSPO, and held a protest in […]
Newcastle Young Greens and Newcastle Green Party are co-hosting a one-day conference on Saturday 6th May, on the theme, A Sustainable Newcastle – what does this really mean. speakers Mark Burton (Steady State Manchester) and Chi Onwurah (MP Newcastle Central) a choice of three workshops the film “GrowthBusters” (Dave Gardner, 2011) a chaired debate between Chi Onwurah […]
The theme for our 2016 budget submission is Taking Back Control. Government needs to devolve more funding and powers to local authorities, and the Council needs to devolve to its neighbourhoods. The Council’s budget proposals promise more of the same – more investment in the city centre to attract new businesses, and “to grow as […]
Greens will be in Heaton this weekend, to distribute information on the Council’s proposals to criminalise begging and rough sleeping across Newcastle. The Council’s proposed Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) would make even passively begging a criminal offence, and visibly possessing bedding could attract a £1,000 fine or fixed penalty notice (paragraph 16 of the […]
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