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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.

  • Alan Beith and Julie Porksen
    Article: Dec 17, 2014

    Figures released today show a significant decrease in the number of unemployed people in the Berwick upon Tweed constituency, compared to this time last year, although there has been a slight increase between October and November.

    In November 2014, 808 people were unemployed, compared to 1199 people in November 2013. There was been an increase of 61 people unemployed since October 2014.

  • Event: December 24, 2014 - January 1, 2015

    If you need to reach Sir Alan, Julie porksen or the Liberal Democrat team urgently please call the office on 01665 602901 and leave a message. remember to include your name, address and phone number. Messages are being checked every week day while the office is closed, with the exception of Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

  • House of Commons Justice Committee
    Article: Dec 15, 2014

    The Justice Select Committee will publish its Fourth Report of Session 2014-15, Joint Enterprise: follow-up, at 00.01am on Wednesday 17 December 2014 as HC 310.

    Embargoed electronic advanced copy will be made available to witnesses and members of the pressfrom 10.00am on Monday 15 December 2014.

    Copies of published reports may be obtained from the Parliamentary Bookshop and the Stationery Office (details below) and the text will be available via the Committee's website, www.parliament.uk/justicecttee upon publication.

  • Julie at 2013 conference
    Article: Dec 10, 2014

    Home buyers in Northumberland will pay £816 less in Stamp Duty under new Coalition reforms, research by the Liberal Democrats has shown.

    The new system - announced at the Autumn Statement - is based on a long-standing Liberal Democrat policy and will significantly reduce the cost of moving house.

    People buying homes worth less than £935,000 will now pay less Stamp Duty than they did before, while those buying the most expensive properties will pay more.

  • A1 campaigners Alex Gibson and Julie Porksen
    Article: Dec 10, 2014

    Alex Gibson, founder of Project Alexander is joining forces with the Liberal Democrats in the continuing campaign to secure dualling for the rest of the A1 to Berwick.

    The recent news to compete the dualling of the A1 between Morpeth and Ellingham has reinforced campaigning efforts by Alex Gibson and Liberal Democrats Julie Pörksen and Sir Alan Beith MP. Project Alexander was set up by Berwick town councillor Alex Gibson following the death of his son on the A1 three years ago. Together they have set up a new petition to campaign to finish the job of dualling the single carriageway section.

  • Julie school bus pic
    Article: Dec 9, 2014

    Local campaigner Julie Pörksen has asked for the County Council to listen to students' concerns on post-16 transport.

    Julie travelled on the service bus used by post-16 students from Powburn to Alnwick on Monday to ask students about the council's new post-16 transport policy. Students have to use the service bus if there is one and pay for travel to school and college.

  • A1 campaigners Alex Gibson and Julie Porksen
    Petition: Dec 8, 2014

    We the undersigned call on the Government to support the Liberal Democrats' and Project Alexander's campaign to compete the dualling of the A1 from Ellingham to Berwick to improve road safety, traffic flow and the local economy.

  • A1 campaigners Alex Gibson and Julie Porksen
    Article: Dec 8, 2014

    Alex Gibson, founder of Project Alexander is joining forces with the Liberal Democrats in the continuing campaign to secure dualling for the rest of the A1 to Berwick.

    The recent news to compete the dualling of the A1 between Morpeth and Ellingham has reinforced campaigning efforts by Alex Gibson and Liberal Democrats Julie Pörksen and Sir Alan Beith MP. Project Alexander was set up by Berwick town councillor Alex Gibson following the death of his son on the A1 three years ago. Together they have set up a new petition to campaign to finish the job of dualling the single carriageway section.

  • Julie Porksen and Sir Alan Beith MP at Berwick Ambulance Station
    Article: Dec 3, 2014

    The petition to have Berwick's second ambulance working through the night was set up by Liberal Democrat campaigner Julie Pörksen and local MP Sir Alan Beith and now has been signed by more than 2000 residents living in Berwick and the surrounding area.

    Julie Pörksen and local Liberal Democrats started the petition for better ambulance cover after hearing local residents' concerns about being left waiting a long time for an ambulance.

  • Julie Porksen and Sir Alan Beith MP at Berwick Ambulance Station
    Article: Nov 28, 2014

    Liberal Democrat campaigner Julie Pörksen is urging patients and their families to take part in a consultation on NHS Congenital Cardiac Services, which closes on 8 December 2014.

    The consultation follows months of delay after a previous review of Children's Congenital Cardiac Services - the Safe and Sustainable Review - put the future of some highly specialised children's surgical services in doubt. The Independent Review Panel appointed by the Health Secretary to reassess the whole process concluded that the proposals to stop surgery at three hospitals in England were flawed, leaving too many questions about sustainability unanswered. The new review brings children's and adults' services together.

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

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