Nick Hartley - Green Party Candidate for Newcastle upon Tyne East
It’s time for a Green MP in Newcastle. My day job working as a Clinical Psychologist in the NHS along with my experience campaigning with local Greens across the city has given me a good knowledge of the main issues we face. Life in Jesmond and life in Walker can seem like two different worlds but my experience tells me that people have similar wants; an ability to build a meaningful and secure life, connecting to others.
The Green Party has consistently campaigned to end austerity for the most vulnerable, whilst also challenging the impact of an obsession with growth economics on people and the planet alike. It is clear that the current state of politics isn’t helping, nor is the uncertainty being posed by the threat of a hard Brexit. We will not improve people’s wellbeing without addressing the social and economic causes of the increasing levels of distress we see around us.
The Green Party is the strongest voice recognising that there is none of this unless we address the existential threat of climate breakdown. The reports from the UN’s IPCC should be a strong warning for all nations to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and protect our ecoystems. We can thrive, not just survive.
My skills and experience put me in a good position to work with our communities on this urgent issue. The only way to a greener society is learning together and joining up to work towards the common good.
Email Nick: firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Welsh parliament, Senedd Cymru, have recently backed plans to reduce the speed limit in residential areas to 20mph in Wales. Newcastle Green Party Campaigner, Tay Pitman, has started a government petition to ask that the same is implemented in England too. https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/333020 89% of all pedestrian and 83% of all cyclist casualties happen on […]
Green Party campaigners have branded the plans for a giant waste incinerator serving Teesside, County Durham and Newcastle1 a ‘failure of policy’. The waste incinerator, referred to as an ‘energy recovery facility’, would burn all the residual waste from the 7 councils involved, is planned on the basis of a growth in waste to a […]
The Big Butterfly Count is an annual event which runs from mid-July to the first week in August and it’s a vital tool for us to assess the health of our environment. Biodiversity loss is a massive problem which is happening all around the world. It’s an issue which affects us all; biological diversity links […]
<img src=”https://newcastleupontyne.greenparty.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/40/2020/06/great-park.jpg” alt=” © Copyright Graham Robson and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence. ” title=”great-park” width=”1024″ height=”768″> © Copyright Graham Robson and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence. Newcastle Green Party are concerned that a key planning document approved by Newcastle City Council last night will make it […]
There is now a real danger that land use planning in Newcastle is going to take a turn for the worse. Decision-making powers in the field have been handed over to a small clique of officers. (i) The chances are that the City Council is seeking to bulldoze through all sorts of unsustainable development via […]
There’s been much talk of the harmful effects of plastic on wildlife and our environment, thanks in no small part to Sir David Attenborough and his illumination of the problem on Blue Planet II, back in 2017. Many people have made significant changes to reduce their plastic use and retailers have followed suit to reduce […]
Loneliness Awareness Week 2020 runs from 15 – 19th June and is run by the Marmalade Trust; a charity that raises awareness of loneliness and helps people to make new connections. Loneliness is a feeling of being disconnected from others, whether physically, emotionally or both. You may live alone and have little contact with the […]
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