Labour’s walks ‘n talks and café chats

22 October, 2018Featured, News

Latest walk ‘n talk – 08.12.18 Meet at 11.30 am Saturday 8th December at The Carriages Tea Room, Station Yard, West Woodburn Road, Bellingham NE48 2DG. We will be walking up to Hareshaw Linn along a good, but probably muddy, path. The walk up to the waterfall is about 3 miles and will take about … Read More

Wylam Surgeries Users’ Group Update 09.10.18

9 October, 2018ARCHIVE, Bywell, Featured, Health, News

The fate of Wylam Riversdale surgery still remains uncertain. The CCG and NHS England await the business plan from the surgery which is required before the decision making process can move forward. Yet the surgery’s website suggests it is ‘still waiting for essential information from NHS Property Services regarding the proposed use of the building at our Oaklands … 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

Letter to the The Guardian from Greenhead resident 05.10.18

5 October, 2018Campaigns, Featured, News

• How nice that Mrs May has announced the end to austerity. Does that mean that we in Northumberland will now get back our bus services, libraries, post offices, jobcentres, old folks’ nursing homes, youth clubs, magistrates courts, day centres, council offices and officers, local hospitals, police stations, tourist information centres etc? Wendy Bond Greenhead, … Read More

Creating an economy that works for all

28 September, 2018Featured, News, Uncategorized

Labour’s economic strategy is about creating a fairer, more prosperous society for the many, not just the few. Labour in government will measure its economic success not by the number of billionaires, but by the ability of all people to live richer lives. Labour understands that the creation of wealth is a collective endeavour between … Read More

Tories fail to hold Bright Tribe to account

20 September, 2018Education, Featured, News, Uncategorized

The recent Panorama exposé of Bright Tribe academy chain should come as no surprise. It’s the latest in a catalogue of failure, greed, and dodgy dealings by academy chains around the country. On top of mounting evidence of academy promoters and leaders lining their own pockets, it is increasingly clear that academisation is failing to … Read More

Bright Tribe Judgement

13 September, 2018Education, Featured, News

‘I have met with the leaders of Bright Tribe and I have been genuinely impressed.’ – Guy Opperman MP for Hexham (speaking before the national Bright Tribe scandal) https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/failing-haydon-bridge-high-northumberland-10271849 ‘I believe they (Bright Tribe) should be allowed to continue the job of turning these schools around.’ – Guy Opperman MP for Hexham (speaking before the national Bright … 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

Make it Labour: Craft and making group

20 July, 2018ARCHIVE, Featured, Hexham, News

Hexham branch have set up a Make it Labour group to make banners, tabards, bags, bunting… anything that can be made that can be used to raise funds and publicise the Labour Party message. The first meeting was held in Bin 21, Hexham Market Place in July where the group discussed future projects. There has been a subsequent meeting … Read More

People, Pits and Politics Festival

9 July, 2018ARCHIVE, Featured, News

Every year the Durham Miners’ Gala is in July – and it’s awesome. This year there’s a vibrant political Festival in the two days before, with cheap accommodation. The austerity and political climate we face is blighting the lives of millions in our communities, and we have to be organised if we’re going to change … Read More

Join us at Durham Miners’ Gala

9 July, 2018ARCHIVE, Featured, News

View photographs from the Gala day in 2018. Saturday 14th July is Durham Miners’ Gala day and this year Hexham Labour are sending an even bigger contingent to this the largest left wing political meeting in the country. We will be travelling by train to Durham and taking Hexham Labour banners with us. Please join … Read More