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

Time to make a big difference

By leeirving | 23rd March 2018

Andrew Gray is passionate about Heaton and loves this area. He has lived here since 2000 and works hard for residents all year round. He is delighted to be joined by local residents Chris Parker and Louise Wilson at this year’s elections in May. Chris and Louise are joining with Andrew in the three key […]

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Time to reinstate the NHS

By leeirving | 15th March 2018

We need to end the internal market within the NHS, not tinker with it. Our NHS has had to operate as an ‘internal market’ under Labour and Tory governments for 25 years. Now, crippled by historic PFI deals and a funding crisis, it is at risk like never before. NHS England is proposing that local […]

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Caroline Lucas MP in Heaton

By leeirving | 15th March 2018

On Saturday 17 March Green Party MP Caroline Lucas is visiting Heaton to lead a discussion on plastic waste. She will talk about the scale of the damage to our wildlife, our oceans and to future generations. And we will discuss how much we could do locally, to solve the plastic waste crisis. “Calling time […]

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Newcastle Greens respond to the Council’s “business as usual ” budget

By leeirving | 28th January 2018

Newcastle Greens responded to the Council’s recent council budget consultation on 7th January, challenging the reliance on conventional economic growth to deliver services for the city. The Council’s economic strategy is based on conventional neo-liberal “growth” economics, tempered by the language of “inclusive growth.”  Our response argues that this does not take into account the […]

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Greens talk with residents about latest city budget proposals

By leeirving | 6th December 2017

One of our guiding principles is Think Globally, Act Locally and in our latest Heaton Greens newsletter the emphasis is on the local in our response to the council’s budget proposals for next year. Andrew Gray, long standing Green Party activist in Heaton and other Greens, will be out and about this weekend (9th and […]

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Housing for people not range-rovers

By leeirving | 28th June 2017

This image is of a recent luxury housing development in Jesmond. In it, Heaton Green activist Andrew Gray is pointing to a car whose numberplate reads ‘RANGE ROVER’. The image summarises what is wrong with our housing policy locally and nationally: executive homes taking up excess space and designed for the needs of car drivers […]

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Green Party candidates Alison Whalley and Peter Thomson mark launch of the Green Guarantee

By leeirving | 22nd May 2017

A Green Guarantee for a confident and caring Britain The Green Party launched its national manifesto this morning and here in Newcastle we want to tell you about it. The Green Party has big, bold ideas to create a confident and caring Britain that we can all be proud of. We aren’t afraid to hope for […]

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Newcastle Greens will launch our Election campaign with a focus on air quality

By leeirving | 8th May 2017

Stand up for what matters’ is the Green Party’s campaigning slogan in the coming General Election and to launch the campaign, candidates and supporters will attend a PRESS EVENT at 8.30 a.m. on Tuesday 9th May under the title: STAND UP FOR CLEAN AIR The event will be held on the footbridge between Ellison Place […]

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Sustainable Newcastle conference hailed a success

By leeirving | 7th May 2017

The conference  “A Sustainable Newcastle – what does this really mean?” took place on Saturday May 6th. We had a great turn out and a day of informative presentations, thoughtful ideas, a lively debate and a film about “Growth- busting”. Thank you very much to everyone who attended and helped make the day a great […]

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Green Party pledges to scrap tuition fees and bring back maintenance grants

By leeirving | 29th April 2017

A Newcastle Green Party candidate wholeheartedly supports three pledges for young people launched by the Green Party today at an event in Sheffield. Alistair Ford, who has been selected as the Green Party candidate for Newcastle East, is a member of staff at Newcastle University and has seen many changes in higher education in recent […]

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

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