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

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

Labour offers mortgage help in the face of interest rate catastrophe

22 June, 2023Branches, Campaigns, Elections, General Election, Home page featured, News

With interest rates set to be hiked again a mortgage catastrophe is engulfing homeowners. Labour plans to help struggling mortgage holders and calm the crisis. Labour accused Chancellor Jeremy Hunt of standing by as millions suffer by taking the softer approach of just asking lenders to go further in supporting struggling borrowers. Keir Starmer clashed … Read More

Guy Opperman voted to allow sewage in the Tyne

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

In October 2021, Guy Opperman and most of his Conservative colleagues voted against an amendment to the environment bill that would have placed a legal duty on water companies not to pump waste into rivers. Not all his colleagues agreed. 22 Conservatives had the strength of character to vote for the amendment. The Environment Agency … Read More

Super Saturday comes to Prudhoe this weekend!

10 May, 2023Branches, Campaigns, Elections, General Election, Home page featured, News, Prudhoe & District

The Eurovision final isn’t the only exciting thing happening this Saturday 13th May! Labour Party members from Prudhoe branch and from all over Hexham constituency area will come together for a day of action, and special guests! ‘Super Saturday’ will see members knock on hundreds of doors in Prudhoe North and Prudhoe South, and take … Read More

Boundary review consultation

3 May, 2023Allen Valleys, Branches, Bywell, Corbridge, Elections, General Election, Haltwhistle, Hexham, Home page featured, News, Parliamentary Candidate, Ponteland & Heddon on the Wall, Prudhoe & District

The Local Government and Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) are undertaking a review of the number of councillors, electoral divisions and division names for Northumberland County Council. You can explore the proposals for the new divisions on the LGBCE website. There are changes proposed for a number of areas in Hexham Constituency. The public consultation … 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

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

General Election Campaign Launched

28 January, 2023Allen Valleys, Branches, Bywell, Campaigns, Corbridge, Elections, General Election, Haltwhistle, Hexham, Home page featured, News, Ponteland & Heddon on the Wall, Prudhoe & District

    Our General Election campaign to elect a Labour MP in the Hexham Constituency has been launched and is reported on this week in the Hexham Courant. Our Chair John Hanley said: “We (Labour) are getting a very encouraging reception on the doorstep. Many people are very depressed about the current state of politics … Read More