Joe Morris promises Labour support for farming and agriculture

11 February, 2024Allen Valleys, Branches, Bywell, Callerton & Throckley, Campaigns, Corbridge, Elections, General Election, Haltwhistle, Hexham, Hexham Climate Emergency, Home page featured, News, Parliamentary Candidate, Ponteland & Heddon on the Wall, Prudhoe & District, Work, Economy & Environment

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

Building Bridges: Joe Morris campaigning in Haydon Bridge & Hexham

26 November, 2023Branches, Campaigns, Elections, General Election, Hexham, Home page featured, News, Parliamentary Candidate

They say that a week is a long time in politics. The national news this week was full of the Conservative’s Autumn Budget statement. This was a predictably cliched, shallow pre-election affair, heralding so-called tax cuts, while freezing personal allowances and promising to usher in a new era of bitter austerity. Cold charity indeed for … Read More

Tory maths bungle hits Northumberland Schools

5 November, 2023Allen Valleys, Branches, Bywell, Callerton & Throckley, Campaigns, Corbridge, Education, Elections, Featured, General Election, Groups, Haltwhistle, Hexham, Home page featured, News, Ponteland & Heddon on the Wall, Prudhoe & District, Uncategorized, Women, Youth

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

Joe Morris challenges the status quo in the Tyne Valley

29 October, 2023Branches, Campaigns, Corbridge, Elections, General Election, Hexham, Home page featured, News, Parliamentary Candidate, Prudhoe & District

Our Parliamentary Candidate Joe Morris ignored the downpours this weekend to lead the CLP and its branches in campaigning across the Tyne Valley. On Saturday he was in Hexham with members of the Hexham Branch talking to local residents and listening to their concerns. Sunday morning he fearlessly led a team of campaigners in the … Read More

Joe Morris’s weekend of intensive campaigning

23 October, 2023Branches, Campaigns, Elections, General Election, Hexham, Home page featured, News, Parliamentary Candidate, Ponteland & Heddon on the Wall, Prudhoe & District

This weekend our parliamentary candidate Joe Morris and CLP members have been out campaigning across the constituency. Joe joined us in campaigning on the streets in Prudhoe, Hexham and Stannington where he knocked doors and introduced himself to residents. He listened to their stories of 13 years of disastrous Tory government: an underfunded NHS, broken … Read More

Joe Morris Winning for Hexham!

17 October, 2023Allen Valleys, Branches, Bywell, Callerton & Throckley, Campaigns, Corbridge, Crime, Education, Elections, Featured, General Election, Groups, Haltwhistle, Health, Hexham, Hexham Climate Emergency, Home page featured, News, Parliamentary Candidate, Ponteland & Heddon on the Wall, Prudhoe & District, Trade Unions, Transport, Uncategorized, Women, Work, Economy & Environment, Youth

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

Sparkling with Starmer in Liverpool and Hexham

14 October, 2023Branches, Campaigns, Elections, Hexham, Home page featured, News, Parliamentary Candidate, Work, Economy & Environment

This week saw our Party Conference in Liverpool. It was a busy and upbeat event where Keir Starmer, Angela Rayner and the rest of Labour’s team outlined their aspirations and policies for what we believe will be the next Labour Government after the 13 disastrous years of Tory misrule. Hexham CLP sent a number of … Read More

Tory backtracking and gimmicks

4 October, 2023Allen Valleys, Branches, Bywell, Callerton & Throckley, Campaigns, Corbridge, Education, Elections, General Election, Haltwhistle, Hexham, Hexham Climate Emergency, Home page featured, News, Parliamentary Candidate, Ponteland & Heddon on the Wall, Prudhoe & District, Transport, Work, Economy & Environment

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

Hexham CLP Hitting the Streets

9 September, 2023Branches, Campaigns, General Election, Haltwhistle, Hexham, Home page featured, News, Parliamentary Candidate, Ponteland & Heddon on the Wall, Prudhoe & District

It’s been an unseasonably hot week in September (more evidence perhaps of our pressing climate emergecy). The Tory government started the week on the ropes as revelation after revelation about the catastrophic concrete crisis in our schools broke in the press. Then the Conservatives found that no one wanted to bid in their offshore wind … Read More

Concrete catastrophe

6 September, 2023Allen Valleys, Branches, Bywell, Callerton & Throckley, Campaigns, Corbridge, Education, Elections, Featured, General Election, Groups, Haltwhistle, Hexham, Home page featured, News, Ponteland & Heddon on the Wall, Prudhoe & District, Women, Work, Economy & Environment, Youth

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

North East falls behind in GCSEs

25 August, 2023Allen Valleys, Branches, Bywell, Callerton & Throckley, Campaigns, Corbridge, Education, Elections, General Election, Haltwhistle, Hexham, Home page featured, News, Ponteland & Heddon on the Wall, Prudhoe & District, Work, Economy & Environment, Youth

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 rainfall sparks sewage alert

15 August, 2023Branches, Bywell, Corbridge, Elections, General Election, Haltwhistle, Health, Hexham, Hexham Climate Emergency, Home page featured, News, Prudhoe & District, Work, Economy & Environment

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

General Election Campaign Update Meetings

11 August, 2023Allen Valleys, Branches, Bywell, Callerton & Throckley, Campaigns, Corbridge, Elections, General Election, Haltwhistle, Hexham, Home page featured, News, Ponteland & Heddon on the Wall, Prudhoe & District

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

Save the ticket office at Hexham Train Station

28 July, 2023Branches, Campaigns, Featured, Hexham, Hexham Climate Emergency, Home page featured, News, Transport, Work, Economy & Environment

Proposed changes to our railways will see many ticket offices closed and reduced staffing at stations. The proposals include closing the ticket offices at Hexham meaning that (with the additional planned closure of Carlisle booking office) the only staffed ticket office on the Tyne Valley Line will be at Newcastle. Train operators have outlined that … Read More

Labour welcomes Gigafactory announcement and promises more

18 July, 2023Allen Valleys, Branches, Bywell, Corbridge, General Election, Haltwhistle, Hexham, Hexham Climate Emergency, Home page featured, News, Ponteland & Heddon on the Wall, Prudhoe & District, Transport, Work, Economy & Environment

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