Taymar Pitman - Candidate for Newcastle upon Tyne Central

I believe that the Green Party are the only party to offer real change and to put people and their quality of life, first. The threats to economic, social and environmental wellbeing are part of the same problem; we can’t solve one of these crises without solving the others.

Our country has faced much turmoil in recent years, with our government prioritising austerity and Brexit instead of providing the services that we need. Public funding has been slashed, especially in the North. I’d like to see Newcastle receive its fair share of financial support, so that we can invest in our infrastructure, create a green economy and meet the needs of future generations.

Being part of the community is important to me and I campaign on local issues such as road safety and air quality. I organise regular litter picks, volunteer locally and have worked hard for four years with other campaigners, to reopen Elswick Pool. I will stand up for people’s rights and be a strong voice for residents in Newcastle upon Tyne Central.

As a Green MP, I will campaign for cheaper public transport, cleaner air to breathe and proper jobs that pay a living wage instead of zero hours contracts. I will work hard to safeguard our NHS, protect our environment and re-nationalise our railways.

Newcastle has seen years of under-investment and reduced services. It’s time for new leadership to ensure that our city is a fair, happy and healthy place to live.

Email Taymar: tay@nclgreens.org.uk

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News

Make and Mend Market

By leeirving | 9th December 2019

We held our Make and Mend Market in Denton Burn Community Centre on Saturday 30th November. It was a very fun and friendly day with supporters and stalls selling home-made gifts, and delicious jams and sauces from the local Scotswood community garden. We made beeswax wrapping, learnt about how to make compost with a wormery, […]

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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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Pavements for People

By leeirving | 11th November 2019

Tay and her team are listening to complaints about parked vehicles crowding streets and footpaths. Residents in and around Benwell Hill Road, Dissington Place, Silloth Avenue, Stocksfield Avenue, Whittington Grove, Ovington Grove and Cedar Road responding to our surveys tell us they are experiencing high levels of street parking causing difficulties when crossing the road […]

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Taymar Pitman - Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Taymar Pitman - Newcastle upon Tyne Central

Your Help is Needed!

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