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
At this week’s Council meeting, our campaigner Clare Andrews told the council that it “must start setting itself targets towards meeting the city’s goal to be carbon neutral by 2030”. Clare questioned the council over its lack of real action following the climate emergency declaration in April. She asked Council leader Cllr Nick Forbes to […]
On Friday Newcastle saw a large number of students and adults take streets to support the latest Student Strike calling for urgent action to combat Climate Chaos. The large crowd met at the Civic Centre for some powerful speeches from a range of people of all ages and then proceeded to march down Northumberland Street […]
Not only has Green campaigner Tay Pitman been holding the council to account on climate change and air pollution this past week (and run the Great North Run), she’s also been working hard to get Elswick Pool re-opened today Almost four years ago, the pool was closed by the City Council. Tay, along with other […]
The plans announced today by local authorities to deal with the #airpollution public health crisis could even risk making the problem worse, not better: Placing fees on buses is going to lead to more expensive travel for the public transport commuter, who is already facing spiralling costs, encouraging those with cars to stay behind […]
Last night we helped push the #ClimateEmergency back up Newcastle Council’s agenda again. Our campaigner Tay Pitman asked at the Council meeting what progress had been made since the declaration of Climate Emergency in April? At June’s meeting, Cllr Kemp said that the proposed Climate Change Convention would begin in September and that he’d “seriously […]
It may be the first day of the school holidays today, but Newcastle’s young people showed leaders that this is no time to be taking a break from climate action! Our campaigner Taymar Pitman spoke in solidarity at yesterday’s #YouthStrike4Climate… Campaigner Taymar Pitman supports July's #YouthStrike4Climate in Newcastle It may be the first day of […]
After Newcastle Council declared a climate emergency, we have been asking whats next. Today, Council Leader Nick Forbes pledged that the council should reveal the climate change impact of every big decision they make. He wants every decision to be assessed against the pledge to make the city carbon neutral by 2030. Currently items sent […]
Last night our campaigner Tay Pitman questioned Newcastle City Council about progress following their #ClimateEmergency declaration back in April. She told them they needed to show “tangible evidence” that the Council’s promise to become carbon neutral by 2030 was not just hot air. Cllr Nick Kemp thanked her for a “detailed & informative” presentation and […]
Today as thousands gather in London to lobby MPs to tell government #TheTimeIsNow to act to halt climate change, here in Newcastle our camapaigner Tay Pitman will question Newcastle Council’s meeting this evening about whether any progress has been made towards a new Climate Action Plan. In April they declared a Climate Emergency with a […]
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