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

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

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

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

Heavy rainfall sparks sewage alert

15 August, 2023Branches, Bywell, Corbridge, Elections, General Election, Haltwhistle, Health, Hexham, Hexham Climate Emergency, Home page featured, News, Prudhoe & District, Work, Economy & Environment

Heavy rain across the North East over the last few days has made for a miserable August and difficult driving conditions. What’s worse is that all of that rain runs into our rivers and oceans through networks of drains and sewers. Massive under-investment by our privatised water companies and repeated lack of action by the … Read More

Sunak’s bet on dirty fossil fuels an error

31 July, 2023Branches, Campaigns, Elections, Featured, General Election, Hexham Climate Emergency, Home page featured, News, Work, Economy & Environment

The Prime Minister Rishi Sunak today announced 100 new oil and gas exploration licences in the North Sea and carbon capture schemes. He claimed that these risky bets on fossil fuel extraction and unproven carbon capture technologies were justified in the name of energy resilience. The gas and oil extracted from any new North Sea … Read More

Save the ticket office at Hexham Train Station

28 July, 2023Branches, Campaigns, Featured, Hexham, Hexham Climate Emergency, Home page featured, News, Transport, Work, Economy & Environment

Proposed changes to our railways will see many ticket offices closed and reduced staffing at stations. The proposals include closing the ticket offices at Hexham meaning that (with the additional planned closure of Carlisle booking office) the only staffed ticket office on the Tyne Valley Line will be at Newcastle. Train operators have outlined that … Read More

Labour welcomes Gigafactory announcement and promises more

18 July, 2023Allen Valleys, Branches, Bywell, Corbridge, General Election, Haltwhistle, Hexham, Hexham Climate Emergency, Home page featured, News, Ponteland & Heddon on the Wall, Prudhoe & District, Transport, Work, Economy & Environment

Jonathan Reynolds MP, Labour’s Shadow Business Secretary, responding to Jaguar Land Rover’s Gigafactory announcement, said: Labour welcomes any investment in British jobs and industry and decisions like these vindicate Labour’s advocacy of an industrial strategy in place of scattergun announcements. In spite of the Government’s cack-handed approach to industry and our economy this shows the … Read More

ANZSnack: How the Tories and BoJo betrayed our farmers

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

Free trade deals with Australia and New Zealand were trumpeted by the Conservative Government and the then PM Boris Johnson as victories for post-Brexit Britain. These trade deals came into force a couple of days ago with our current PM Rishi Sunak saying that: ‘These landmark deals squarely deliver on my priorities to drive economic … Read More

3 million miles of bus journeys lost in Northumberland

26 May, 2023Allen Valleys, Branches, Bywell, Campaigns, Corbridge, Elections, Haltwhistle, Hexham, Hexham Climate Emergency, Home page featured, News, Ponteland & Heddon on the Wall, Prudhoe & District, Transport, Work, Economy & Environment

The Tories’ 13 years in power have seen bus services across the country suffer. In Northumberland alone it has been calculated that over 3 million miles of bus journeys have been lost since 2016 in a sustained decline. In a betrayal of the government’s ‘levelling up promises’ almost one in ten of Britain’s rural bus … Read More