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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.

  • Article: Mar 5, 2015

    North East Liberal Democrats have hailed impressive 7.24% growth in the North East's exports during 2014, despite a fall in exporting nationally.

    The NE's total value of exports has risen by 7.24% compared to a national fall of 3.89%. Quarterly figures from HMRC for Sep-Dec 2014 show £3.289 billion of NE exports, a rise of £250 million or 8.21% compared to the same period in 2013. The NE also remains the only English region with a consistently positive balance of trade, with exports exceeding imports. Net exports for the region now stand at £4.45 billion.

  • Maelor Williams
    Article: Mar 5, 2015
     
    

    North East Liberal Democrats regret to announce that our colleague and friend Maelor Williams died last night in James Cook University Hospital after a short illness.

    Maelor Williams was a man of great integrity and held in high esteem by those who knew him. He joined the old Liberal Party aged 16 and had been a member ever since. A proud Welshman by birth, he first stood for election in Stockton over 50 years ago, and spent much of his professional career working for ICI, latterly as a plant manager at Billingham.

  • Event: March 6, 2015 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Constituency Office, 54 Bondgate Within, Alnwick NE66 1JD

    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.

  • John Paton-Day, Tynemouth
    Article: Mar 4, 2015
    North Tyneside Liberal Democrats announce that John Paton-Day will contest
    Tynemouth constituency at General Election

    North Tyneside Liberal Democrats have announced that John Paton-Day will be the party's

    candidate for Tynemouth constituency at the forthcoming General Election.

    John hails from Berwickshire. He is married and has two children currently in their first year at university.

  • AnitaLowerhousebuilder
    Article: Mar 1, 2015
    By RMC

    Lib Dems challenge Newcastle Core Strategy greenfield housebuilding target after new DCLG

    figures suggest it's 36% too high: 7000 homes may not be needed after all

    Lib Dem candidate for Newcastle North and leader of the Lib Dem opposition on Newcastle City Council Anita Lower

    has called for an independent "second opinion" on Newcastle City Council's Core Strategy annual housebuilding target

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Article: Feb 26, 2015

    Email: stanstheman@cix.co.uk

    South Tyneside Lib Dems Announce General Election Candidate: Stan's The Man for Jarrow

    South Tyneside Liberal Democrats have announced that Stan Collins will contest the Jarrow constituency at the forthcoming General Election.

    Stan Collins is a Cumbria councillor with a long record of public service and a professional background as a business systems analyst. He has a track record of identifying problems and opportunities early and of proposing practical measures in response, and believes that an MP should work to help residents, industries, businesses, and services take advantage of opportunities and cope with difficulties in the face of what can often be rapid and fundamental changes.

  • Article: Feb 25, 2015

    Liberal Democrats in the North East have welcomed the prospect of major devolution for the North East after the Coalition Government announced plans to transfer responsibility for health and social care to the Greater Manchester local authorities. The move to restore NHS services, public health and social care responsibilities to democratically elected local government control is in accordance with long held Lib Dem aspirations for meaningful local and regional devolution in England.

  • Article: Feb 25, 2015
    By RMC
     
    
    Stockton Liberal Democrats have announced that Anthony Sycamore will be the party's candidate for Stockton North
    at the forthcoming General Election.
    Anthony, 54, is a classical and jazz musician (a pianist) and a teacher at international classical music 'conservatoires'.

    He studied Music at the University of Oxford and at the Royal Northern College of Music, and previously worked
    as an investment banker (albeit a reformed one who saw the light!), a software developer and as a music lecturer
    at the University of Durham, before moving to the South West where he has served as a councillor and a trustee
    of several organisations. He has also travelled, performed and worked in Europe. Anthony is a strong supporter of liberal values including justice, transparency and openness in politics,
    and human rights. He is pro-European and a supporter of co-operation to tackle international issues.

    His experience as a former banker and a period of homelessness as a teenager gives him an understanding of
    how the worst excesses of the financial system cause inequality and poverty. He intends to campaign at this
    election on a platform of tackling injustice and corporate tax evasion and malpractice, as well as promoting
    the Liberal Democrat record in government and the party's plans to extend tax cuts for average earners and
    invest £8 billion a year more into the NHS.
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.