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

Labour unveils bold plan to counter 36% decline in local buses under the Conservatives.

11 December, 2023Branches, Campaigns, General Election, Hexham Climate Emergency, Home page featured, News, Parliamentary Candidate, Transport, Work, Economy & Environment

Our Parliamentary Candidate Joe Morris has revealed shocking figures that show 35.9% of bus services in Northumberland have been axed under the Conservatives. Despite the Conservatives promising “bus services so frequent you wouldn’t need a timetable” in 2022, the total number of miles driven by buses in Northumberland plummeted by from 13.8 million kilometres driven … 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

People deserve better: Northumberland needs homes argues Joe Morris

22 November, 2023Branches, Campaigns, General Election, Home page featured, News, Parliamentary Candidate, Work, Economy & Environment

As winter bites, bringing with it rain, wind, storms and inevitably snow and ice millions of individuals are homeless, living in houses with insecure tenancies and struggling with poor quality accommodation. Stuck in rented accommodation families worry that if they complain they may be evicted – like 130 families in Northumberland this year. For many … 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

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

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