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Green Party announces candidates for all three constituencies in Newcastle upon Tyne

By leeirving | 28th 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 […]

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City Council amends its Public Space Protection Order after pressure from Greens

By leeirving | 25th April 2017

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 […]

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A Sustainable Newcastle – what does this really mean

By leeirving | 16th 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. 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 […]

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South Heaton by-election: have a voice, be heard, register to vote today!

By leeirving | 18th February 2017

The deadline to register to vote for the March by-election in South Heaton is 28th February.  But please don’t leave it to the last minute – register today.  It only takes a few minutes online (you will need your date of birth and national insurance number), at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. After a previous by-election in South Heaton, […]

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By-election candidate Andrew Gray sets out key points of the Green vision for South Heaton

By leeirving | 14th February 2017

Following the resignation of Labour councillor Sophie White, local Greens are well prepared for the by-election in South Heaton ward.  The election on 16th March will elect a councillor to serve for South Heaton until May 2018. Green Party candidate Andrew Gray has lived in the ward since 2000, and summarised his vision for what […]

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Green submission for the 2017/18 Newcastle City Council budget

By leeirving | 1st January 2017

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 […]

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Stepping up the campaign against a proposed begging ban

By leeirving | 18th 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. 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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