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: email@example.com
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 […]
At the YouthStrike4ClimateNewcastle yesterday we heard the young people report back on their response from Newcastle Council following the youth strikers writing to ask what was now being done about the climate emergency declaration made in April, including stopping a proposed new coal mine near Throckley. Like these young folks, we are very disappointed by […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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