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Newcastle First has had to be registered by law as a political party to be able to field candidates in elections.

We are totally based in Newcastle with the aim of fighting in the interests of Newcastle’s many communities.

We will put Newcastle First.

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NEWS

The latest news stories are listed below:


Newcastle First 2012 Manifesto Launched

Independent campaign group Newcastle First, registered with the Electoral Commission as the Newcastle upon Tyne Community First Party, has this week launched its manifesto for the local elections.  


Local Election Campaign Launched

The Newcastle upon Tyne Community First Party has this week launched its campaign for the local elections.   


Elected Mayor Referendum: Public Debates Organised

The Yes and No Campaigns have organised a number of public meetings so local people can hear the arguments for and against an Elected Mayor for Newcastle upon Tyne.  


Warning that no vote in Elected Mayor referendum will disadvantage Newcastle

Newcastle’s only independent party has today warned that Newcastle could be at a competitive disadvantage if voters do not vote yes to an elected mayor.


Independent Party’s First Birthday

Supporters of Newcastle’s local independent party have today celebrated the first anniversary of the organisation’s launch.


Search begins for independent mayor for Newcastle

Newcastle’s only independent party has this week launched a search for a credible independent candidate to take on the political insiders who currently run Newcastle City Council.


Newcastle needs a new kind of council leader

On the day that Salford voters were given the opportunity to have their say on the creation of an elected mayor, the Newcastle upon Tyne Community First Party reaffirmed its commitment to an elected mayor for Newcastle.


Newcastle First hits out at Labour and Lib Dem housing plans

Newcastle’s only independent political party has this week submitted its response to the Newcastle and Gateshead One Core Strategy. The strategy proposes large scale housing development in the Outer West of the city.


Continuing to fight for change: Newcastle First’s New Year message to the city

Newcastle’s only independent party has committed to continue to fight for change in 2012 as our city faces incredible challenges of rising unemployment, falling living standards and Labour’s cuts to local services.


Call for Labour to put Newcastle first

Newcastle’s only independent political party has today called on Labour controlled Newcastle City Council to force Gateshead Council to take its share of new houses.  


Labour, Lib Dems & Tories condemned for strike

The Newcastle upon Tyne Community First Party has condemned Labour, Lib Dems and Conservatives for the strike action taking place today.


Defend our city name

The Leader of the Newcastle upon Tyne Community First Party has condemned Newcastle United’s decision to rename St James’s Park. The decision has been attacked by fans and local party politicians.


Let’s talk rubbish! The campaign to save our weekly bin collection

Newcastle First has launched a campaign to save our weekly bin collections. In recent months, a number of councils have announced plans to start collecting rubbish fortnightly and Labour are believed to be considering plans to introduce fortnightly collections across Newcastle.


Leading Councillor challenged to a public debate

The Leader of the Newcastle upon Tyne Community First Party has today challenged the Cabinet Member for Quality of Life to a public debate over the council’s Local Development Framework Core Strategy.


Attack on our green space is unforgivable

The Newcastle upon Tyne Community First Party has today launched a campaign to save the Green Belt in the West and North West of the city.


Council bosses condemned for making major city decision in secret

The Newcastle upon Tyne Community First Party has today accused the new Labour administration in Newcastle of paying lip service to democracy after a key decision was taken behind closed doors.


Council challenged over support to residents struggling to pay council tax

The Leader of the Newcastle upon Tyne Community First Party has challenged Newcastle City Council over the support offered to people who are struggling to pay council tax.


Newcastle First thanks voters for their support

The Leader of the Newcastle upon Tyne Community First Party has thanked local residents for their support in the local elections and two local by-elections.


A Bold New Vision for Newcastle

The Newcastle upon Tyne Community First Party has today launched its manifesto the local elections in May 2011.


Newcastle First has put jobs, education, homes and reinvigorating democracy at the centre of its campaign for the local elections.


A Golden Age for Town and Parish Councils

Newcastle First has today announced that it will put true localism at the heart of its manifesto for the local elections in May 2011 by campaigning for a new golden age for local councils.


Newcastle First is the Alternative Vote

Newcastle First, the new party for Newcastle, has this week thrown its weight behind the No2AV campaign.


Councillors Urged to Put Hands in Pockets to Rescue Newcastle CAB

The Newcastle upon Tyne Community First Party has today set out its plan to save Newcastle Citizens Advice Bureau from Liberal Democrat cuts, which have been condemned by the Labour Party in Newcastle and the Prime Minister.


In its manifesto for the local elections, Newcastle First will seek to find the £66,000 shortfall from the councillor expenses budget and by slashing the lavish council tea for councillors immediately before meetings of the full council.

Newcastle’s Post Apocalypse

The Newcastle upon Tyne Community First Party has written to the chief executive of Royal Mail after receiving complaints from residents about the chaos in the postal system of Newcastle’s west end after the introduction of a new system for delivering mail.

Ian Proud Stands Down

Newcastle First's deputy leader Ian Proud has announced his decision to stand down to focus on his roles working with children.

Cone Crazy in Lemington Ward

Wendy Thackray, spokesman for the Newcastle upon Tyne Community First Party in Lemington Ward, has been contacted by local residents concerned that a council re-paving effort has gone sadly off the rails.

A Tale of Two Cities

The Newcastle upon Tyne Community First Party has this week called for action on education after research undertaken by the new party demonstrated that Newcastle still suffers from a postcode lottery on education outcomes.

An Invitation to Put Newcastle First

A new local party for Newcastle upon Tyne has today written to Labour and Liberal Democrat Councillors in the city inviting them to put Newcastle first.

A Valentine Message to the City

A new local party dedicated to Newcastle community issues and not politics gets a Valentine’s Day launch, hoping that voters will take it to their hearts in city elections 11 weeks from now.