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Our campaigner Clare Andrews talks about the cost of failing to tackle Climate Emergency

By leeirving | 23rd June 2019

Local Green campaigner Clare Andrews spoke to #bbcpoliticsnorth this morning about the costs we’ll face – particularly our poorest – if councils fail to act swiftly to tackle the Climate Emergency to bring warmer homes, less stressful commutes, clean air & greenspace to relax and play in – all good for our health and wellbeing […]

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Newcastle Action Day

By leeirving | 15th June 2019

Good day spent by our volunteers talking to Newcastle residents about the issues that affect their neighbourhood. Thanks to everyone we spoke to for sharing their views! You can get in touch with us anytime about issues affecting your community, or if you’d like to get involved to help improve life for everyone. Or just […]

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Air Pollution Consultation

By leeirving | 11th June 2019

Air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from growing traffic are causing major and long-lasting damage to our health, as well as to our economy. The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) reported that exposure to outdoor air pollution is responsible for around 40,000 deaths in the UK each year. Health problems resulting from exposure to air […]

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Green Party Spring Conference 2019 – Scarborough

By leeirving | 9th June 2019

North East Green Party representatives with our newly-elected North East Green councillors enjoying ourselves at Green Party of England and Wales conference in Scarborough. […]

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Newcastle Green Party oppose Newcastle Airport Expansion

By leeirving | 7th June 2019

While the Swedish invent the word ‘flight-shame’ (flygskam) and see reductions in domestic flying, here in the UK our local and national governments support airport expansion at Heathrow and regionally – So much for declaring a climate emergency! We opposed this ‘vision’ for expansion in the last round of consultation and will continue to do […]

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Clean Air Newcastle

By leeirving | 14th May 2019

In 2017 we launched our election campaign on the bridge over the Central Motorway setting out our vision for clean air in the city. Two years on, prominent campaign groups are calling for council leaders to tell us what their vision is over and above simply introducing tolls or charges for vehicles. As Newcastle Green […]

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North East European Election Candidate

By leeirving | 11th May 2019

A vote for Greens on 23rd May is a vote for the ‘Greening of Europe’ – for permanent, sustainable jobs for renewable energy in the North East. […]

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Party co-leader visits Newcastle for the European Election campaign launch

By leeirving | 10th May 2019

Thanks to Jonathan Bartley, our party co-leader, for visiting us yesterday to help launch our European Election campaign in the North East. #VoteGreen2019 again on May 23 – say Yes to Europe, No to Climate Change […]

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Best Local Election Results Ever!

By leeirving | 3rd May 2019

Greens just won 194 new councillors elected nationally!! With new Greens elected in South Shields, Sunderland & Darlington, and some good second place positions here, could it be our turn in Newcastle in 2020? Will you join the Green Revolution to help make it so! You can sign up as a volunteer or you can […]

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Green party – cleaning up Fenham. Come join us

By leeirving | 28th April 2019

A busy morning in Fenham, picking up litter and keeping our streets tidy along with Plastic Free West End Newcastle. We were hard at work with some of our great local election candidates including West Fenham’s Taymar Pitman, Walkergate’s Daryl Hughes, Leamington’s Rick Dunfield, Blakelaw’s Rachel Dunfield and Byker’s Nick Hartley. Stay tuned for the […]

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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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