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A message from Sir Alan Beith MP

Alan Beith

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

I make it my 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.

You may be interested in my 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 at Berwick Infirmary, 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 I or my team can be of any help, or if you would like to contact me about any issue, please don't hesitate to get in touch by email, phone, letter or by coming to one of my regular surgeries. And thank you for your support.

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Recent updates

  • Tim Farron and Julie Porksen talk to businesses in Amble's Queen Street
    Article: Apr 16, 2014

    Figures released today showing a further drop in the number of unemployed people in the Berwick upon Tweed constituency have been welcomed by local Liberal Democrats Sir Alan Beith MP and Julie Pörksen. This follows on from yesterday's announcement that the UP inflation rate dropped to 1.6% in March.

  • business meeting
    Article: Apr 15, 2014

    Local MP Sir Alan Beith is inviting businesses form the Berwick area to a discussion event at Berwick Workspace with Professor Roy Sandbach, who works with the North East Local Enterprise Partnership on innovation in business.

    Sir Alan said:

    "I am always working to make sure that businesses in the Berwick area are not cut off from opportunities which could benefit them.

  • Heather Cairns and Clare Mills
    Article: Apr 15, 2014

    Local Liberal Democrat Councillor Heather Cairns is to meet representatives from Network Rail on Thursday to discuss whether the maintenance depot at Alnmouth Station could be moved to another site and the space used to create a further 29 parking spaces.

    Cllr Cairns said

    "The congestion around the station eased when the new car park was opened on the northbound platform but problems have built up again. The amount of parking on streets close to the station is causing difficulties for residents and has on occasion meant the bus and even an ambulance have not been able to get through.

  • First World War centenary
    Article: Apr 15, 2014

    Berwick's Liberal Democrat MP Sir Alan Beith is urging his constituents to consider applying to the HLF for community projects to learn more about the First World War.

    HLF is making at least £1million a year available until 2019 as part of the 'First World War: then and now' programme for small, community grants. It will provide grants of £3,000 to £10,000 enabling groups right across the UK to explore, conserve and share their First World War heritage and deepen their understanding of the impact of the conflict.

  • Julie Porksen, Michael Moore, councillors at Berwick Infirmary
    Article: Apr 15, 2014

    As part of the Better Together campaign to keep Scotland in the United Kingdom, Liberal Democrats Michael Moore MP and Julie Pörksen have met to discuss local healthcare with Berwick Councillors.

    In North Northumberland and the Borders patients travel across the border to access GP, emergency and hospital care. Sir Alan Beith MP and Berwick Liberal Democrats successfully campaigned to retain two emergency ambulances in Berwick in 2012, and more recently achieved success for Berwick Infirmary with the return of Maternity Services.

  • Sir Alan Beith MP
    Article: Apr 15, 2014

    Local MP Sir Alan Beith is to meet senior executives from Sodexo to discuss serious concerns over staff reductions and other operational issues at HMP Northumberland.

    The Liberal Democrat MP, who represents the Berwick upon Tweed constituency, said

    "I have recently met a number of prison officers and former prison officers and I have serious concerns about staff reductions and other operational issues at HMP Northumberland.

  • Alan Beith
    Article: Apr 14, 2014

    Sir Alan Beith, the Liberal Democrat MP for Berwick upon Tweed, has spoken up for Northumberland in the debate on the creation of a combined authority through which North-East local authorities can work together on issues such as regeneration and transport.

    Sir Alan told the committee:

    "I support the creation of the combined body, because it is about jobs for my constituents and others in the north-east and about the pursuit of policies at regional level that can assist in creating jobs in our area."

  • Farron launch
    Article: Apr 10, 2014

    The Liberal Democrats have launched their European election campaign in the North East, highlighting the 150,000 jobs in the region linked to EU trade.

    Party president Tim Farron MP spoke at the launch yesterday and said the election in May was a straight fight between the Lib Dems and UKIP:

    "If you want to leave Europe and risk the UK's future in the world then you vote UKIP. If, however, you think North East jobs are worth fighting for, and the peace and security that comes from being the EU is worth fighting for, there's only one party that's the party of in and that's the Liberal Democrats.

  • Article: Apr 10, 2014

    Commenting on today's announcement of £57m of Regional Growth Funding for the North East, Lib Dem MEP Fiona Hall said:

    "The Regional Growth Fund has proven to be one of the government's big successes, cleverly matching public money with private investment to support businesses and create jobs.

    "The North East has done particularly well out of the scheme, consistently punching above its weight in terms of grants awarded. Rather than have an expensive organisation deciding how to allocate money through the region, this government is giving it directly to the businesses that are best placed to grow and strengthen the economic recovery."

  • Durham Market
    Article: Apr 7, 2014

    Liberal Democrat Euro-candidates Angelika Schneider and Christian Vassie visited Durham Market Hall this week to speak to shoppers about the forthcoming European elections on 22 May.

    Commenting, the lead Lib Dem Euro-MP candidate Angelika Schneider said:

    "It was great to spend the day in Durham speaking to local residents about how the European elections affect people and businesses right here.

Northumberland County Council's Labour administration is planning to scrap free travel for post-16 students travelling to and from school or college - replacing it with a £450 annual charge. Please click here and sign our petition calling on them to rethink.

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Alan's 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?

For details click on "Surgeries" on the left hand column.



Join Alan'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 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.

Alan Beith