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
Newcastle Young Greens and Newcastle Green Party are co-hosting a one-day conference on Saturday 6th May, on the theme, A Sustainable Newcastle – what does this really mean. speakers Mark Burton (Steady State Manchester) and Chi Onwurah (MP Newcastle Central) a choice of three workshops the film “GrowthBusters” (Dave Gardner, 2011) a chaired debate between Chi Onwurah […]
The deadline to register to vote for the March by-election in South Heaton is 28th February. But please don’t leave it to the last minute – register today. It only takes a few minutes online (you will need your date of birth and national insurance number), at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. After a previous by-election in South Heaton, […]
Following the resignation of Labour councillor Sophie White, local Greens are well prepared for the by-election in South Heaton ward. The election on 16th March will elect a councillor to serve for South Heaton until May 2018. Green Party candidate Andrew Gray has lived in the ward since 2000, and summarised his vision for what […]
The theme for our 2016 budget submission is Taking Back Control. Government needs to devolve more funding and powers to local authorities, and the Council needs to devolve to its neighbourhoods. The Council’s budget proposals promise more of the same – more investment in the city centre to attract new businesses, and “to grow as […]
Greens will be in Heaton this weekend, to distribute information on the Council’s proposals to criminalise begging and rough sleeping across Newcastle. The Council’s proposed Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) would make even passively begging a criminal offence, and visibly possessing bedding could attract a £1,000 fine or fixed penalty notice (paragraph 16 of the […]
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