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

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 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 After listening to the speeches and questions and answers from the two candidates (the third had withdrawn earlier in the day) members voted.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

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

Filthy dog waste a disgrace

26 August, 2023Branches, Campaigns, Featured, General Election, Groups, Health, Home page featured, News, Prudhoe & District, Uncategorized, Women, Work, Economy & Environment, Youth

On International Dog Day let’s celebrate our hounds and doggos: they’re great companions and furry friends that bring their owners joy. We love dogs and the Labour Party has animal welfare at its heart. Unlike the Tories and Guy Opperman who recently scrapped their manifesto pledge to bring in an Animal Welfare Bill that would … 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

Opperman voted to cut our vital local services

28 June, 2023Allen Valleys, Branches, Bywell, Campaigns, Corbridge, Education, Elections, General Election, Groups, Haltwhistle, Hexham, Home page featured, News, Parliamentary Candidate, Ponteland & Heddon on the Wall, Prudhoe & District, Women, Youth

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

Angie backs calls for water safety debate

22 May, 2023Allen Valleys, Branches, Bywell, Campaigns, Corbridge, Education, Haltwhistle, Health, Hexham, Home page featured, News, Ponteland & Heddon on the Wall, Prudhoe & District, Youth

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

Prudhoe celebrates the coronation

8 May, 2023News, Prudhoe & District, Uncategorized, Women, Youth

It’s been a historic weekend with the nation celebrating the coronation of the King in Westminster Abbey on Saturday. Celebrations continued on this grey and rainy bank holiday Monday in Prudhoe. What had been planned as Tea and Music on The Glade had to be moved inside due to the weather. This didn’t stop everyone … Read More

Labour will scrap zero hours contracts

18 April, 2023Allen Valleys, Branches, Bywell, Campaigns, Corbridge, Elections, General Election, Groups, Haltwhistle, Hexham, Home page featured, News, Ponteland & Heddon on the Wall, Prudhoe & District, Women, Work, Economy & Environment, Youth

Angela Rayner, the Deputy Leader of the Labour Party has pledged to scrap zero-hours contracts if the party wins the next General Election. According to Statista there are over a million workers in the UK on zero-hours contracts. This is a fourfold increase since 2010 when the Conservatives came to power and includes 47,000 workers in … Read More

Tackling harassment of women and girls

8 April, 2023Crime, Home page featured, News, Women, Youth

Kim McGuinness, Labour’s Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria, is calling on those of us who work with men and boys to engage with ‘active by-stander training’ to combat the harassment of women and girls. A shocking 71% of women have encountered harassment in public spaces and Kim, speaking to the Hexham Courant, has said: … Read More

13 unlucky years of Conservative government

29 March, 2023Allen Valleys, Branches, Bywell, Campaigns, Corbridge, 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

The country is in a mess after 13 years of Conservative Government. It’s difficult to point to anything that is working better now than in 2010. Help us to do something about it. It’s time for a change in Hexham Constituency. Hexham deserves better than Guy Opperman and a failed Conservative government. Join us to … Read More

TUC report: more young workers lost their jobs summer 2020 than in all of 2019

21 November, 2020Featured, Home page featured, News, Trade Unions, Youth

Issue date 20 Nov 2020 Young people have been the hardest hit by Covid-19 economic crisis, TUC analysis shows  Number of 16 to 24-year-olds in work lower than at any point during 2008 financial crisis  Union body calls for government to invest in creating good new jobs to prevent a generation from being scarred by mass unemployment  More young workers were made redundant during summer 2020 than in all of 2019, according to new TUC … Read More