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**NEWSFLASH** A1 dualling go ahead thanks
to Alan Beith MP & Julie Pörksen

Vince A1

Vince Cable announcing the dualling of the A1 with Alan Beith MP and Julie Pörksen.

Liberal Democrats have today (1st Dec) announced £290m worth of investment in the A1 through Northumberland.

Full dualling from Felton to Morpeth

Full dualling from Alnwick to Ellingham

Safety upgrades north of Ellingham

  • Three stretches of climbing lanes totalling 2.5 mile
  • Five junctions enhanced with right‑turning refuges
  • Better crossing facilities for pedestrians and cyclists.

This work wouldn't be happening without the Lib Dems in government. It is a huge step forward after decades of campaigning. The fight continues now for full dualling right through to Scotland.

In 1992 the Conservatives promised they would dual the A1 but they failed to deliver. Only the Lib Dems can be relied on to make sure it happens this time.

  • Julie Porksen headshot smiling
    Article: Jan 20, 2015

    Northumberland campaigner Lib Dem Julie Pörksen is calling on the County Council to work with bus companies and communities to improve bus services across rural Northumberland.

    Recently X18 bus services have been withdrawn by Arriva from High Newton-by-the-Sea due to lack of access due to parked cars making the route inaccessible and a poorer service is being provided to the prison at Acklington.

  • Julie Porksen with school children
    Article: Jan 20, 2015

    Northumberland County Council is being asked to be entirely open and transparent regarding the current consultation on the Alnwick partnership by Julie Pörksen.

    The options for the Alnwick Partnership, to keep the status quo, to merge Alnwick's Dukes and Lindisfarne Middle schools and to change to a two tier system with closures of the middle schools are being consulted on until 11th March.

  • Event: January 31, 2015 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Berwick Voluntary Forum, 5 Tweed Street, Berwick upon Tweed TD15 1NG

    Alan Beith holds regular surgeries for constituents. If you have a problem which needs Alan's help, or wish to raise an issue or concern with him, please come along to one of the surgeries held throughout the constituency. It may be useful to bring any documents relating to your concern with you. You do not need to make an appointment.

  • Julie Porksen
    Article: Jan 19, 2015

    Northumberland Estates have been accused of acting irresponsibly and taking advantage of the planning system by Northumbrian Lib Dem Julie Pörksen.

    At a packed meeting of Warkworth residents on Saturday, Julie Pörksen criticised Northumberland Estates for submitting excessive planning applications before Northumberland County Council's Core Strategy is approved. The Core Strategy provides an outline of proposed development in each community and acts as a guide for planners and the planning committee.

  • Event: February 14, 2015 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Berwick Voluntary Forum, 5 Tweed Street, Berwick upon Tweed TD15 1NG

    Alan Beith holds regular surgeries for constituents. If you have a problem which needs Alan's help, or wish to raise an issue or concern with him, please come along to one of the surgeries held throughout the constituency. It may be useful to bring any documents relating to your concern with you. You do not need to make an appointment.

  • Julie Porksen headshot smiling
    Article: Jan 12, 2015

    Julie Pörksen urges Northumberland County Council to work with local councils and businesses to make sure Northumberland's tourism industry does not lose out as the government states spending by tourists visiting the UK is expected to reach record levels in 2015.

    Spending by overseas visitors will reach over £22bn, according to forecasts by tourism body VisitBritain. Tourists spent £21bn in 2013, while this year's total is forecast to be about £21.3bn.

  • Julie Porksen
    Article: Jan 12, 2015

    Local Lib Dem campaigner Julie Pörksen is calling on the public to get involved in the planning process for the proposed opencast mine at Druridge Bay.

    The proposals have now been published for the opencast mine which would operate from 2016 to 2026 and the planning application is expected to be submitted in late spring this year.

  • House of Commons Justice Committee
    Article: Jan 12, 2015

    The Justice Select Committee, chaired by Ber3wick's Liberal Democrat MP Sir Alan Beith, will hold its first session on the Criminal Cases Review Commission on Tuesday 13 January when evidence will be heard from:

    At 9.30 am

    • Dr Dennis Eady, Case Consultant, Cardiff University Law School Innocence Project;
    • Dr Michael Naughton, Director, University of Bristol Innocence Project;
    • Glyn Maddocks, solicitor; and
    • Mark Newby, solicitor
  • Event: March 21, 2015 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Berwick Voluntary Forum, 5 Tweed Street, Berwick upon Tweed TD15 1NG

    Alan Beith holds regular surgeries for constituents. If you have a problem which needs Alan's help, or wish to raise an issue or concern with him, please come along to one of the surgeries held throughout the constituency. It may be useful to bring any documents relating to your concern with you. You do not need to make an appointment.

  • Event: March 14, 2015 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Trinity Methodist Church, Percy Street, Amble, Morpeth NE65 0AG

    Alan Beith holds regular surgeries for constituents. If you have a problem which needs Alan's help, or wish to raise an issue or concern with him, please come along to one of the surgeries held throughout the constituency. It may be useful to bring any documents relating to your concern with you. You do not need to make an appointment.

Julie Porksen and Alan Beith with Berwick campaigners outside Berwick Infirmary

Back Julie and Alan's call for a second 24 hour ambulance in Berwick

Advice Surgeries

If you have an issue you

want to raise, a problem to share, or just to say hello, why not come along to one of Alan's regular surgeries around the constituency?

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Dialysis4Berwick

Join Alan and Julie's campaign for dialysis treatment at Berwick Infirmary.

Alan Beith MP at Berwick Infirmary

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Better broadband for Northumberland

Could you take 5 minutes to tell Julie and Alan about your internet connection?

We need information from residents and businesses to help make the case to the Government and other funders for better broadband in our area - thank you for helping.

Click on the picture above to take the survey.