Young Labour’s public transport street stall

21 November, 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

4 November, 2018ARCHIVE, Campaigns, 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

The story of Granby Street

8 October, 2018Campaigns, Education, Featured, Health, News, Transport

Empowering people to make decisions that significantly effect there local communities, it’s a mind shift, but it’s Labour’s plan. The story of Liverpool’s Granby Street is inspiring and a good example of a community creating a world they want to live in by creating better homes, facilities and resources with a positive impact on health and … Read More

Labour’s local transport campaign

13 September, 2018Featured, News, Transport

Hexham is a vast rural constituency where transport is essential to people’s well being. However the current government has failed to deliver an adequate transport system. Passengers are paying higher fares to travel on overcrowded and unreliable services. In many rural areas no service exists at all. Labour is committed to re-regulating buses to meet … Read More

Labour’s transport campaign day

30 August, 2018Transport

Across the country rail services are in meltdown and the Tories are failing to stand up for millions of passengers. On Monday 3 September we held a National Campaign Day announcing our plans to put passengers before profits by bringing the railways back into public ownership. Labour was a very visible presence at many railway stations in the … Read More

Keep the guard on the train – strikes on Northern Rail

30 August, 2018News, Transport

RMT members have been taking strike action for several months and these continue up to Xmas 2018. The action has  been called as part of the fight to keep guards on trains and the issue of rail safety. The union wants talks with management. Strikes are inconvenient for passengers but nothing compared to the safety issues that … Read More

Bus service for Sandhoe and Stagshaw required

30 August, 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

Cut to rail services for Northumberland considered

20 July, 2018ARCHIVE, Campaigns, News, Transport

Department for Transport consider cutting rail services to Northumberland – rail services to Morpeth, Alnmouth and Berwick-upon-Tweed could be cut. Read the full story by clicking on the Newcastle Evening Chronicle on the link below