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

Guy Opperman Neglects Dentistry Rescue Plan as 70% of Hexham Dentists Reject New Patients

18 January, 2024Branches, Campaigns, Elections, General Election, Health, Home page featured, News, Uncategorized, Women, Youth

In a recent House of Commons vote on a crucial motion to rescue NHS dentistry, Guy Opperman’s lack of support is callous and disheartening. Communities across the Constituency and struggling to access dental care. The proposed motion by the Labour Party aimed at addressing the dental crisis includes: Creating 700,000 additional urgent dentistry appointments Offering … Read More

A week of action campaigning for Joe

10 December, 2023Elections, Home page featured, News

There’s been no let up in pace of campaigning this week. In Westminster Rishi Sunak’s disastrous government staggers under the weight of another crisis of its own making. Yet again Conservative MPs are openly talking a leadership contest. We could be at the polls sooner rather later. Some think May next year, others think a … 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

A weekend of action for a better Britain in Throckley

13 November, 2023Callerton & Throckley, Campaigns, Elections, Featured, General Election, Home page featured, News, Parliamentary Candidate

Recent boundary changes have brought Callerton and Throckley, parts of the western edge of the Newcastle conurbation, into the Hexham Constituency for the first time at the next General Election. Residents and voters in these area have been moved from the safe Labour constituency of Newcastle North, served by the excellent Catherine McKinnell MP, to … 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

Trick or Treat? Tory U-Turn on ticket office closures

31 October, 2023Branches, Campaigns, Elections, General Election, Home page featured, News, Parliamentary Candidate, Transport

A Happy and Spooky Halloween to our members, supporters and readers! The government chose today to announce that it will abandon its controversial plans to close hundreds of train station ticket offices, including Hexham, in a cost saving measure. It was an immensely unpopular policy that saw passengers, unions and disability rights groups united in … 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

Scott raises concerns over Tory democracy blackout

8 September, 2023Branches, Elections, Home page featured, News, Uncategorized, Work, Economy & Environment

Scott Dickinson, the Leader of Labour’s County Councillors in Northumberland, has raised questions about transparency and democracy on Northumberland County Council after the Conservatives altered the format of scrutiny processes. These sweeping changes have not received cross party agreement and are extremely concerning. Writing in his monthly newsletter Scott has said: New rules designed to … Read More