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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

  • Julie school bus pic
    Article: Sep 9, 2014

    Local Liberal Democrat campaigner Julie Pörksen has welcomed the launch of the party's pre-manifesto, which sets out the vision for Britain in the next Parliament.

    The policies in the pre-manifesto, which has spreading opportunity for the next generation at its heart, will be debated and voted on by members at the upcoming Liberal Democrats' Party Conference in Glasgow.

  • Article: Sep 8, 2014

    Local Liberal Democrat MP Sir Alan Beith and local campaigner Joy Routledge have been listening to local residents who are concerned over the refurbishment at Newfields in Berwick.

    Some residents have contacted the Liberal Democrats about the apparent poor quality of refurbishment work carried out by Mitie, contractors appointed by Four Housing (Berwick Borough Housing). There are complaints about cracked render, fences and external lighting taken down and not replaced and work not being completed.

  • Julie at 2013 conference
    Article: Sep 8, 2014

    Today Liberal Democrats in the Berwick upon Tweed constituency have welcomed Andrew George MP's private members bill calling for further reform of the spare room subsidy, more commonly referred to as the 'bedroom tax'.

    The bill proposed that those who are willing to move but cannot be found a smaller home would be exempt, as would disabled people who live in adapted properties or who need a spare bedroom.

  • Julie Alan A1
    Article: Sep 4, 2014

    Berwick's Liberal Democrat MP Sir Alan Beith has raised the issue of dualling the A1 during a House of Commons debate on transport infrastructure.

    Speaking in the debate yesterday, Sir Alan said

    "Would it not be a good idea, just weeks before the referendum, to make it clear that we care about the link between the north-east and Scotland? An announcement on dualling the A1 would be very helpful."

  • Article: Sep 1, 2014

    86612 children in the North East are now receiving free school meals because of the Lib Dems working in government.
    Free School Meals will be served up from the first day of term thanks to the Lib Dems - saving families over £400 a year per child. Vote Lib Dems.

  • Article: Aug 29, 2014

    Work Experience Opportunity (Paid)

    Assistant to Chair of North East Lib Dems: 8 hrs per week. The role will last until the end of May 2015.

    High level of IT skills, experience with use of Serif Page Plus (or similar) and interest in design of literature are essential. The role will include some admin support tasks.

  • Article: Aug 29, 2014

    Stunning victory for veteran Lib Dem campaigner Gerry Keating in North Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne tonight with 52.5% of the vote. UKIP beaten into 4th place just ahead of Greens. Full voting figures Lib Dem 712, Lab 320, Con 117, UKIP 112, Green 94
    Swing of 20% as well as absolute increase in Lib Dem votes in low turnout.

  • Julie Alan A1
    Article: Aug 21, 2014

    Berwick's Liberal Democrat MP Sir Alan Beith pressed the case for A1 dualling at a meeting in Morpeth today organised by the Department of Transport and Highways Agency officials.

    After the meeting Sir Alan said:

    "It appears that the main emerging options that will be put to Ministers by officials are likely to involve dualling from Morpeth to Felton, and possibly as far as the North Charlton dual carriageway, but with a less favourable rating for full dualling of sections further North.

  • Alan Beith
    Article: Aug 20, 2014

    Pressure from Sir Alan Beith, the Liberal Democrat MP for Berwick upon Tweed, has led to funds being found to keep the victim support organisation, Cease 24, running until the end of March 2015.

    Cease 24 offers victims support and advice, and has been part-funded by Northumberland County Council in the past, along with other partner organisations.

  • Julie at 2013 conference
    Article: Aug 16, 2014

    Local campaigner Julie Pörksen has welcomed the news that a Liberal Democrat government will make further cuts in Income Tax and reduce National Insurance for millions of workers under manifesto plans announced.

    The Liberal Democrats, by the end of the next Parliament, plan to raise the personal allowance to at least £12,500. This move will cut income tax for 30 million people and be worth an extra £400 per year to a typical basic rate taxpayer whilst taking hundreds of thousands of people out of tax altogether.

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.

Julie school bus pic


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