About Us

About Us

Many of the party politician councillors who run our city spend their time in the council chamber squabbling over national issues and accusing each other of failing our city.

Newcastle First believes that local people want our political representatives to stand up for us, to fight on behalf of local people and to deliver better services.

We have been formed by people who have been involved with other parties and people who have never been a member of any party. Newcastle First believes that the local council needs a local solution not one imposed from London.

Many local people believe the national parties have failed us and that is why they do not vote in local elections. Newcastle First is not driven by party dogma and is fighting for a better deal for our city.

Officers:

Party Leader – Jason Smith

Treasurer – Olga Shorton

Other Officers:

Ernie Shorton

John Gordon

Ian Fraser