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Green Party announces its Newcastle candidates

28 April 2017

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 the first time, in Newcastle upon Tyne East.

Green Party pledges to scrap tuition fees and bring back maintenance grants

26 April 2017

A Newcastle Green Party candidate wholeheartedly supports three pledges for young people launched by the Green Party today at an event in Sheffield. Today's pledge to scrap tuition fees, reinstate maintenance grants and protect students and universities after Brexit demonstrates the Green Party's continuing commitment to young people and education.

Greens welcome Council U-turn on Bedding Ban

25 April 2017

On Monday night, Newcastle City Council's Cabinet approved a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) for the city. Provisions against begging, which would have targetted anyone sitting with bedding, were revised, following pressure from the local Green Party. In response to the changes, we have thanked the Council for reversing its proposed bedding ban, but continue to disagree with this clumsy attempt to deal with begging and psychoactive substances ('lethal highs') by further criminalisation.

Sustainable Newcastle conference and debate

16 April 2017

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.

Register to vote before 28th February

18 February 2017

If you have moved into South Heaton recently, then your voice needs to be heard, to influence your new community and take part in the by-election on 16th March. But if you're not on the electoral register, Councillors will be able to ignore you. Register to vote today using the button above. Deadline is 28th February.

South Heaton by-election

14 February 2017

Andrew Gray, Green Party candidate summarises his vision for the ward. Please contact Andrew if you would like a Green window poster or want to help our by-election campaign in any way.

Green Budget Submission

01 January 2017

Newcastle Green Party's submission to the city budget consultation recognises the crisis facing social care funding. Instead of scaring residents into acceptance of deeper cuts to our services, the Council should use its growing Reserves to devolve power to local communities, support neighbourhood services, and establish long-term programmes for mass insulation of housing and local recycling companies.

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Stepping up the campaign against a proposed begging ban

18 November 2016

Greens will be in Heaton this weekend, to distribute information on the Council's proposals to criminalise begging and rough sleeping across Newcastle.







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