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.

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News

Newcastle East Green Party on Citizen’s Income / Universal Basic Income

By leeirving | 10th December 2019

The Green Party have supported the idea of a basic income for a long time and its an idea whose time has come. A basic income would provide a solid floor that people can build from rather than a safety net with holes in so big that many fall through. Nick talks about how UBI […]

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Out and about with Nick

By leeirving | 10th December 2019

Nick has been out and about talking to people in the Newcastle East constituency. Your Help is Needed! Our crowdfunder has now finished ( thanks to all who donated their money to help us! ) however you can still support our campaigning setting up a regular donation via PayPal or Direct Debit here. If you […]

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Your candidates had a busy weekend

By leeirving | 2nd December 2019

All 3 of our candidates were busy at work, starting on Friday with Nick giving a speech at the Climate Strike. Alistair Ford and other Greens were also in attendance. On Saturday we had our Make & Mend – Alternative Christmas Market and both Nick and Alistair were at hustings. Your Help is Needed! You […]

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Fly-tipping – a symptom of our economic model

By leeirving | 26th November 2019

Nick was out for a nice run along the river when he came across a load of fly-tipped items. According to DEFRA ( Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs ) Newcastle suffered 9931 incidents of fly-tipping in 2018/19. It is reported that clean-up costs for the North East are around 1 to 2 million […]

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Only 2 more days to register to vote.

By leeirving | 24th November 2019

This election is probably one the most important in recent memory with two major issues at its core, the climate emergency and the B word, not to mention other issues such as austerity, social care, wages, NHS. How can you not want your voice heard? Registering to vote only takes about 5 minutes and you […]

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Pollution around our schools

By leeirving | 23rd November 2019

We launched our last election campaign on the theme of air pollution – since then the problem has been left to become worse. We’re glad to see more monitoring around schools. Giving families a “full understanding of the health risks of air pollution” may help, but creating car-free school streets with alternatives like safe walking […]

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Why Vote Green in 2019?

By leeirving | 20th November 2019

In the unlikely event that this election does not bring a majority Green Party government, you might ask yourself why would I want to vote Green, what good would it do? Well the Green Party have announced 10 Key pieces of legislation to kickstart the transformation of the country. The Bills Green MPs will push […]

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Green Party launch ambitious manifesto

By leeirving | 19th November 2019

Today candidates and supporters gathered on Newcastle’s Quayside to proudly present the Green Party’s Manifesto for the 2019 General Election. It’s still not too late to turn aside from this destructive path we’re on – but we have to act now. We can heal the divisions within our own nation. We can mend the rifts […]

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Green Party to increase Living Wage to £12 for all workers over the age of 16

By leeirving | 17th November 2019

The Green Party will increase the Living Wage to £12 for all workers as part of its radical plans to tackle poverty and improve wellbeing, it has announced today. The proposal will end the Government’s fudge in calling their minimum wage a ‘National Living Wage’ by bringing all workers up to the necessary level of […]

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Climate talk by Professor Kevin Anderson @ Newcastle University

By leeirving | 15th November 2019

Last night as part of the Newcastle University INSIGHTS Public Lectures,  Kevin Anderson (@KevinClimate) Professor of Energy and Climate Change – Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research gave a talk entitled: Can meaningful hope spring from revealing the depth of our climate failure? One of the key messages that he talked about was why 2030 […]

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Nick Hartley - Candidate for Newcastle East
Nick Hartley - Candidate for Newcastle East

Your Help is Needed!

Our crowdfunder has now finished ( thanks to all who donated their money to help us! ) however you can still support our campaigning setting up a regular donation via PayPal or Direct Debit here.

If you can help with our campaigning the you can volunteer here.

And finally you can help by voting Green in 2019!