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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

  • Post Office logo
    Article: Apr 24, 2014

    Local Liberal Democrat MP Sir Alan Beith has welcomed the announcement that Post Office services in Swarland are set to re-open from Monday 28 April, based in Swarland's Working Men's Club.

    Sir Alan said

    "I am very pleased that Post Office services will continue to be available in Swarland, although the opening hours have been reduced. Post Office managers tell me that fewer people were using the counter service when the Post Office was based in The Square and this is why the new service will only be available on Monday and Thursday from 8am-12 noon. But for many people, the over-the counter services is a lifeline, particularly in a rural area, and I am delighted this has been restored..

  • Sir Alan Beith MP visits British Heart Foundation shop in Berwick
    Article: Apr 23, 2014

    Sir Alan Beith, MP for the Berwick upon Tweed constituency, visited the British Heart Foundation (BHF) shop and met with the team recently. Every penny of profit raised in the BHF shop funds vital, life-saving research into heart disease.

    Sir Alan met the shop staff and volunteers and spent time in the Berwick upon Tweed shop to learn more about what the BHF is doing in the local community.

  • Julie Porksen. Angelika Schneider, Alan Beith MP at Lynemouth Power
    Article: Apr 23, 2014

    North East Liberal Democrats have welcomed the announcement that the UK government has awarded an early-stage Contract for Difference to Lynemouth Power in Northumberland.

    Sir Alan Beith MP said

    "I have been working with RWE who own the power station and with Ministers Edward Davey at DECC and Danny Alexander at HM Treasury to secure the plans to convert the power station. Making sure the Government is aware of the importance of this project for employment in the area has been crucial as Lynemouth Power employs around 200 people and the conversion from coal to biomass secures these jobs, as well as creating more work during the conversion process."

  • Alan beith visits Allan Brothers in Berwick
    Article: Apr 23, 2014

    Speaking after the announcement that a consultation is underway at Berwick business Allan Brothers which may lead to redundancies, local Liberal Democrat MP Sir Alan Beith said

    "The prospect of so many job losses at Allan Brothers is a serious concern for Berwick and especially those who may be affected and I hope the company will listen to any counter-proposals which are put forward. The news that the company is to invest in new technology for the plant here is a clear indication that there is a future for the business in Berwick and I hope that this could mean more jobs being created in the long term."

  • 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.

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