Across the North East the news of the closure of the Port Talbot steelworks in Wales was met with sadness and remembrance for the past damage done by the Conservatives to industry in our region. This compelling evidence of the Conservative’s failure to enact a meaningful industrial strategy, or support industries critical to our national … Read More
Joe Morris, our Parliamentary Candidate, slammed the staggering Conservative mathematical incompetence that will see Northumberland Schools lose almost £2million a year. Last month the Department for Education admitted to miscalculating the amounts of funding due to be granted to state schools in England next year, admitting to a £370m error in the information they gave … Read More
Yesterday the CLP met in Hexham for the hustings and selection process for the Labour Party’s Parliamentary Candidate for the Hexham Constituency. After listening to the speeches and questions and answers from the two candidates (the third had withdrawn earlier in the day) members voted. The ballots cast in person and the postal votes were … Read More
The Conservative Party Conference in Manchester has surfaced yet again all of the divisions and lurches to the right that characterise Rishi Sunak’s government. The PM himself has engaged in a strange kind of political pantomime over HS2. This High Speed Rail Link, originally intended to link London with Leeds and Manchester via Birmingham, was … Read More
Just as our children were about to return to School after the long summer break a crisis struck: a Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC) beam collapsed without warning in a school. The government had known for years that buildings using RAAC were approaching the end of their lifespans and that collapses were a risk. The … Read More
Yesterday thousands of 16 year olds received their GCSEs and other Level 2 qualifications across Northumberland, the North East and the rest of England. Nothing should take away from their achievements, which are the result of their hard work and the dedication of their teachers. At Hexham CLP we congratulate all of those students and … Read More
Heavy rain across the North East over the last few days has made for a miserable August and difficult driving conditions. What’s worse is that all of that rain runs into our rivers and oceans through networks of drains and sewers. Massive under-investment by our privatised water companies and repeated lack of action by the … Read More
Recent polling has shown us that we can elect a Labour MP in Hexham, for the first time ever. And as Labour picks up by-election successes in rural constituencies such as Selby, we know that we can be part of a General Election victory for Labour. But it won’t be easy, and we need every … Read More
Anneliese Dodds, the Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities and Chairperson of the Labour Party, visited Prudhoe this week. Speaking to Labour Party members she emphasised the Tories’ disastrous 13 years in power, their broken promises, failed policies and economic mismanagement as interest rates soared again for the fourteenth time in a row. The polls … Read More
Jonathan Reynolds MP, Labour’s Shadow Business Secretary, responding to Jaguar Land Rover’s Gigafactory announcement, said: Labour welcomes any investment in British jobs and industry and decisions like these vindicate Labour’s advocacy of an industrial strategy in place of scattergun announcements. In spite of the Government’s cack-handed approach to industry and our economy this shows the … Read More
We’ll be out and about this week knocking on doors and listening to the concerns of residents in Stocksfield. There’s real unhappiness with Guy Opperman and the Conservative Party. We want to work with everyone who wants to build a better, fairer Britain.
Under the Tories we have seen local services cut, pollution increase in our rivers, a devastating cost of living crisis and a huge increase in local child poverty and foodbank usage. Three million miles of bus journeys have been lost in Northumberland; our roads suffer from lack of funding and the Conservative government has failed both our police officers and victims of crime.
Labour has a real chance to win in the Hexham Constituency after 13 years’ of Conservative failure.
The Bywell Branch organised a successful fundraising garden party in Wylam today. Local Labour party members and supporters were treated to an afternoon of tea, homemade cake and music.
Since 2010, Guy Opperman’s Conservative government has systematically cut the money allocated to councils to provide the vital services we all need in Northumberland. It has been calculated by the Institute for Government these cuts by central government have reduced grants to local government in real terms by 37% between 2010 and 2020. That’s from … Read More
Free trade deals with Australia and New Zealand were trumpeted by the Conservative Government and the then PM Boris Johnson as victories for post-Brexit Britain. These trade deals came into force a couple of days ago with our current PM Rishi Sunak saying that: ‘These landmark deals squarely deliver on my priorities to drive economic … Read More
The Tories’ 13 years in power have seen bus services across the country suffer. In Northumberland alone it has been calculated that over 3 million miles of bus journeys have been lost since 2016 in a sustained decline. In a betrayal of the government’s ‘levelling up promises’ almost one in ten of Britain’s rural bus … Read More
Blaydon MP Liz Twist and Prudhoe North County Councillor Angie Scott have called for a debate on water safety in the House of Commons. Last year saw the tragic death of 13 year old Robert Hattersley from Crawcrook, who drowned in the River Tyne at Ovingham. His bereaved parents have launched a campaign to raise … Read More