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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Party co-leader visits Newcastle for the European Election campaign launch

By leeirving | 10th May 2019

Thanks to Jonathan Bartley, our party co-leader, for visiting us yesterday to help launch our European Election campaign in the North East. #VoteGreen2019 again on May 23 – say Yes to Europe, No to Climate Change […]

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Best Local Election Results Ever!

By leeirving | 3rd May 2019

Greens just won 194 new councillors elected nationally!! With new Greens elected in South Shields, Sunderland & Darlington, and some good second place positions here, could it be our turn in Newcastle in 2020? Will you join the Green Revolution to help make it so! You can sign up as a volunteer or you can […]

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Newcastle local elections

By leeirving | 23rd April 2019

In next Thursday’s local council elections, we’re standing Green Party candidates in most wards across Newcastle – here’s who you should vote for ⬇️ We’ll be profiling candidates during the coming week, so keep an eye out for yours… Greens work hard for, and with, their communities, so don’t forget to #VoteGreen2019 for the fresh […]

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Keep it in the ground!

By leeirving | 20th April 2019

4 Days left! Have you written your objection letter yet to oppose plans for opencast coal mining at Dewley Hill, Throckley, on the edge of Newcastle? With the climate emergency upon us, fossil fuels need to become part of history. #KeepItInTheGround Below is the letter sent by local election candidate for Callerton & Throckley, Idwal […]

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Newcastle Climate Change Convention

By leeirving | 5th April 2019

Newcastle City Council have admitted there’s a Climate Emergency and that their past efforts have fallen far short of the radical action that’s needed. This comes after the ~3,000 signature petition pushed by our campaigners and pressure group Extinction Rebellion succeeded in putting the climate crisis on the Council’s agenda this week! If there’s an […]

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We did it! Newcastle declares climate emergency

By leeirving | 4th April 2019

We put climate change firmly on Newcastle Council’s agenda last night, thanks to the almost 3000-strong petition started by Green campaigner Clare Andrews. Greens’ Taymar Pitman argued the case to Council, pushing them to finally declare a Climate Emergency & pledge to make Newcastle carbon neutral by 2030! HOWEVER, Labour councillors pushed debate to the […]

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Petition to Declare a Climate Emergency reaches almost 3,000 signatures

By leeirving | 2nd April 2019

The petition to Declare a Climate Emergency, started by our Green campaigner Clare Andrews, has now reached almost 3,000 signatures – enough to trigger Newcastle Council to debate it at Wednesday’s council meeting. Join us ahead of the meeting to show support for urgently tackling climate change! Green campaigner Taymar Pitman, who in January […]

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Why we oppose a new open cast mine on the edge of Newcastle

By leeirving | 1st April 2019

Our spokesperson Alistair Ford explained to BBC North East and Cumbria why we’re opposing the plans for a new open cast coal mine on the edge of Newcastle at Dewley Hill. We have ten years to drastically cut carbon emissions, so must keep fossil fuels in the ground. The added air and noise pollution would […]

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Last chance to sign climate emergency petition

By leeirving | 31st March 2019

Last chance to sign before the Declare a Climate Emergency petition is submitted to Newcastle Council! We call on Newcastle City Council to declare a climate emergency, and: Publicly report on progress regarding the 2010 ‘Declaration on Climate Change’, ‘Climate Action Plan’ and 2014 ‘Mayors Adapt’ commitments, within 6 months. Update the Climate Action Plan […]

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What a difference even one Green councillor can make

By leeirving | 30th March 2019

Green Party co-leader Sian Berry, while visiting the North East, highlights what a difference even one Green councillor will make in a council dominated by a single party. That’s so true in Newcastle too… We need your help to make this a reality in Newcastle, get involved and/or help fund our campaign. […]

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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!