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Newcastle First’s 6th Birthday

Newcastle First reaches a landmark sixth birthday today. Launched on Valentine’s Day 2011, the founder members of the Newcastle upon Tyne Community First Party pledged their love for our city and promised to build support to take the city back from the politician councillors who have badly let down Newcastle.
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Say No to Councillor Pay Increase and Save School Crossing Patrols

The Newcastle upon Tyne Community First Party is calling on Newcastle’s city councillors to vote against a proposal to give the Leader of Council a 42% increase in pay at its February meeting. The salary increase for the Leader is part of package of proposals that has the potential to add £90,772 to the pay bill
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Boost to Campaign to Save A1 Slip Road

The campaign to stop Highways England closing a key local road received a boost by winning the backing of independent local councillor for Westerhope, Marc Donnelly. Councillor Marc Donnelly was first elected in 2004 and was most recently re-elected in 2016 with 74%. His majority of 2,507 was larger than the total
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Should We Spread Our Wings Beyond Newcastle?

The leader of the Newcastle upon Tyne Community First Party has today announced that he is consulting members on a plan to take the party beyond its traditional Newcastle City Council boundaries.  Residents in Northumberland and other parts of Tyneside have approached Newcastle First to take on the party political
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Save Our Link Road

Local residents have expressed their anger at plans by Highways England to close a link road from South West Denton at Birchfield Gardens to the northbound A1. The closure is planned as part of a scheme to create three lanes on the A1 from Scotswood to North Brunton by making the lanes narrower and reduce […]
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Thank You for Your Support

The Newcastle upon Tyne Community First Party has thanked Newcastle residents for their support in the local elections. Since Newcastle First was established in 2011 to offer a community based alternative to Labour, Lib Dems and Tories in Newcastle, a number of other parties have started fielding greater numbers
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