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Sir Alan Beith MP and Julie Pörksen

- working together, working for you

ALan Beith, Julie Porksen and supporters

The job of Berwick-upon-Tweed's MP is to fight for our area and constituents, for the services we need and deserve, and for this beautiful and varied part of England.

Alan has made it his top priority to represent the views and concerns of the people of Northumberland, from Berwick to Belsay and from the Cheviots and the National Park to the coast. He's worked tirelessly to represent us and our area since he was first elected in 1973. Julie is working hard alongside Sir Alan and we want to see her elected to Parliament in May 2015 as Alan's successor. She has made a commitment to continue Alan's outstanding record of service and to be a strong voice for the whole of the Berwick-upon-Tweed constituents.

You may be interested in our campaigns in the Berwick-upon-Tweed constituency, such as keeping Berwick residents safe, dualling and improvements to the A1, protecting our ambulance cover, pushing for new school buildings for Alnwick, kidney dialysis closer to home for patienets across Northumberland, chemotherapy at Alnwick Infirmary, help for farmers and fishermen, support and protection for flood victims, better facilities at Alnmouth railway station and a new platform at Belford railway station as well as protecting bus services, more NHS dental services, bringing high speed broadband to the most rural parts of the constituency and, of course, boosting jobs and our local economy. There's always plenty to do!

If Julie or Alan, or any of the team, can help please don't hesitate to get in touch by email, phone or letter. You can also meet Alan and Julie at one of Alan's regular advice surgeries or at events around the constituency - check out the events page for details.

If you would like to help with our campaigns or offer your support then please do join the party and join our local team.

  • Julie Porksen and Sir Alan Beith MP at Berwick Ambulance Station
    Article: Nov 26, 2014

    Northumbrian Liberal Democrat campaigner Julie Pörksen and Berwick MP Sir Alan Beith have led the campaign for improving ambulance coverage in Berwick. The petition was set up after hearing concerns over ambulance waiting times for patients in Berwick and the surrounding rural areas.

    Now more than 1800 residents have signed the petition calling on healthcare bosses to make Berwick's second ambulance to operate 24 hours a day. The petition has been put in many of the town's local shops.

  • CAMRA saving the pub - beer
    Article: Nov 26, 2014

    Northumberland Liberal Democrat campaigner Julie Pörksen has welcomed the recent victory in the House of Commons by the Fair Deal for Your Local campaign; which saw MPs vote to defeat the Government 284 votes to 269 to introduce a market rent only option for thousands of licensees and publicans across the country who are tied to large pub companies. MPs from all parties voted in favour of a new clause to the Small Business Bill.

  • Police (Kent Police on Facebook)
    Article: Nov 26, 2014

    Liberal Democrat campaigner Julie Pörksen and MP Sir Alan Beith have called on the Police and Crime Commissioner to make sure changes to police custody arrangements do not mean fewer officers working in and around Alnwick.

    The Liberal Democrats have learned that the hours of operation at Bedlington's police custody suite are being reduced and some people who have been arrested will now need to be taken to custody at Middle Engine Lane Police Station in Wallsend.

  • Julie Porksen and Sir Alan Beith MP at Berwick Ambulance Station
    Article: Nov 26, 2014

    Liberal Democrat campaigners Sir Alan Beith MP and Julie Pörksen have been standing up for people across the Berwick constituency who need help to get to hospital.

    Many constituents have contacted Sir Alan Beith MP and campaigner Julie Pörksen after being told that changes to patient transport meant people who needed transport to get to crucial health appointments needed to make their own way to hospital - even if it meant three hours travel and changing buses twice EACH WAY.

  • Alan Beith speaking in Parliament
    Article: Nov 26, 2014

    Any recommendations following the consultation on merging justice areas must take into account the needs of people from Berwick and the surrounding area, according to local Liberal Democrat MP Sir Alan Beith.

    The MP, who chairs the Justice Select Committee in the House of Commons, has told the consultation that he believes the Berwick local justice area should be retained.

  • Sir Alan Beith MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander MP and A1 campaigner Julie Porksen (James K Doran)
    Article: Nov 25, 2014

    A1 campaigners Sir Alan Beith MP and Julie Pörksen have secured a last minute meeting with Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander ahead of next week's Autumn Statement, which they hope will include a commitment to start work on upgrading the remaining single-carriageway sections of the road between Morpeth and the Scottish border.

  • Event: November 29, 2014 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.

  • School pupils
    Article: Nov 11, 2014

    Disadvantaged school pupils in Northumberland from Reception to Year 6 are set to receive £12.46m to boost attainment, the Liberal Democrats have announced.

    The pupil premium funding for 2015/16 will help teachers support those children at most risk of falling behind their colleagues.

    It means first and middle schools will receive £1,320 for every pupil who has registered for free school meals at any time in the last six years.

  • Childrens center photo
    Article: Nov 10, 2014

    Local campaigner and mum of two Julie Pörksen has welcomed Confederation of British Industry (CBI) calls to help families by increasing free childcare.

    The CBI today (Monday) echoed plans already set out by the Liberal Democrats to extend free childcare to 15 hours a week for all children from two-years-old.

  • Alan Beith and Julie Porksen
    Article: Nov 10, 2014

    Liberal Democrat campaigners in Northumberland have welcomed the government's decision to address an anomaly which meant that a small number of War Widows and Widowers were not receiving their pension entitlement.

    This weekend the Government announced that they are is closing the legal loophole which means the bereaved are hit financially if they find another partner.

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

Julie Porksen and Alan Beith with Berwick campaigners outside Berwick Infirmary


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?



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

Alan Beith MP at Berwick Infirmary


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.