Why join the Labour Party?

July 12, 2019Home page featured, Women

Hello I’m Nicola – a 42 year old, married, mother of two children, living in Corbridge. Self employed and with a degree in the social sciences. I joined the Labour Party a year ago and would like to share my thoughts on why it’s important to become a member, what you can get out of … Read More

MP Candidate Elected

March 29, 2019Elections, Haltwhistle, News, Uncategorized, Women

29/3/2019   Last night at the candidate husting at Hexham Mart,  Penny Grennan was elected to serve our community.  The All women shortlist had three strong candidates who all gave good speeches but on the night Penny came out a deserved winner. Haltwhistle Branch was well represented on the night and will support Penny on her … Read More

National Women’s Conference Report

March 5, 2019News, Parliamentary Candidate, Women

Report by Hexham CLP’s delegate, Penny Grennan. The Labour Party’s first stand alone National Women’s Conference was held in Telford on 23rd and 24th February 2019. There were over 1200 women there as delegates and visitors and the motions passed by conference were: Women in the workforce Early years Education and childcare Pensions Violence against … Read More

Pensioners Hit By Benefit Cuts

January 24, 2019News, Women

Pensions Minister and local MP Guy Opperman has responded ‘cagily’ to a question asking whether the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has made an assessment of the effect changes to Pension Credit eligibility will have on mixed-age couples.   Recent research from Royal London found that the changes could result in some couples affected losing out on more than … Read More

Make sure to use your vote!

December 20, 2018Elections, Featured, News, Youth

Peterloo: 15 people died at St Peter’s Field, Manchester when cavalry charged into a crowd of 60,000 to 80,000 who had gathered to demand the right to vote. John  Hill reminds us that: The fight for all UK citizens to have the right to vote has been a long one, from the Levellers, to Peterloo, … Read More

Bywell branch discussion meeting

December 5, 2018Groups, News, Youth

Bywell branch discussion meeting – Joseph White reports:  At the Bywell branch Labour party meeting on the 12th September, members undertook a political education discussion exercise centred on young Labour members in the constituency. The aim was to ascertain what can be done to encourage young people to join the party and to encourage exisiting … Read More

Young Labour’s public transport street stall

November 21, 2018Campaigns, Groups, Transport, Youth

Joseph White reports on: Young Labour’s public transport street stall On the whole the response to our recent Hexham Saturday street stall on public transport was positive and supportive. We mainly spoke to people about local transport issues, such as the lack of bus services in rural and isolated communities in the Tyne Valley. In … Read More

Labour’s National Campaign Day

November 4, 2018Campaigns, Featured, Hexham, News, Transport, Youth

Hexham CLP were out in force for Labour’s Campaign Day on Saturday November 3rd. In Haydon Bridge seven people and a very large fluffy black dog turned up, set up a stall creating high Labour visibility with placards, banners and balloons. Wearing their team t-shirts they distributed leaflets, signed up supporters and listened to folks on the streets. … Read More

Bus service for Sandhoe and Stagshaw required

August 30, 2018News, Transport, Youth

Sandhoe resident Marcie, a member of Hexham Constituency Labour Party youth network, is concerned about public transport where she lives. Sandhoe and Stagshaw – villages between Hexham and Corbridge, to the north of the A69 – are not currently on a bus route. This causes major mobility problems for young and old alike. Income as well as age is an important  factor … Read More

Hexham Young Labour meeting

July 27, 2018Youth

  A well attended and successful meeting of Hexham Young Labour took place at the Heart of Northumberland pub in Hexham on Tuesday 24th July ’18. We had an interesting discussion about young people and the Labour Party and examined a range of reasons as to why Labour appeals so strongly to this age group, … Read More

making it labour

July 24, 2018Women

The inaugural meeting of the Make it Labour group met upstairs at Bin 21 in Hexham on Saturday 21 July ’18. The group discussed making banners, tabards, bags, bunting…anything that can be produced to raise funds and at the same time promote Labour’s message. The overall aim of the Make it Labour project is to … Read More