It’s been a busy week knocking doors and speaking to voters in Ponteland, where the Town Council By-Election is being held on the 8th February. There’s been amazing support on the doorstep for the Labour Candidate Michael Clarke, who is looking to bring a Labour voice on to the Town Council. The Conservatives are clearly … Read More
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
The New Year celebrations are rapidly receding as the United Kingdom braces itself for what will be a decisive General Election year. Keir Starmer, the Leader of the Labour Party spoke in Bristol yesterday, offering a message of hope to a nation exhausted and disillusioned with fourteen years of shambolic Conservative government.
From Joe and Angie and everyone at the Hexham CLP we’d like to wish our members, supporters and everyone else a Merry Christmas! We hope you have an enjoyable and relaxing festive season. Campaigning is paused over the Holidays, but we’ll be back in January working to make it a Labour New Year and building … Read More
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
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
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
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