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Geordies Better Off Out

The retiring Leader of Newcastle's only independent political party has today called on fellow Geordies to back a UK exit from the EU. The party will release a full policy statement after the local elections showing how membership of the EU is bad for Geordies. Ernie said: "Newcastle First believes that power
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Newcastle First 2nd Birthday

Newcastle First reaches a landmark second 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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Newcastle First Welcomes New Member

A senior Conservative from Newcastle has today announced his decision to join Newcastle's only community based, independent political party. Tim Gilks runs his own business and helps people to start their own small business through his company Admirals Choice. He is a committed Christian and plays an active role
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Letter to Prime Minister

The Rt Hon David Cameron MP Prime Minister 10 Downing Street London SW1A 2AA 31 January 2013 Dear Prime Minister LABOUR’S SCORCHED NEWCASTLE BUDGET We all understand the challenges the country faces but it is clear that, after years of being taken for granted by Labour, Newcastle is now being let down by your
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Response to the Scorched Newcastle Budget

The general secretary of Newcastle’s only independent political party has today published its response to the consultation on the Newcastle City Council budget proposals. Ernie Shorton expressed concern on behalf of the Newcastle upon Tyne Community First Party about many of the proposals contained in the budget,
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Cut Councillors Not Services

Newcastle’s only independent political party has today called for a reduction in councillors to save money and increase accountability. The Newcastle upon Tyne Community First Party proposes: Halving the number of councillors from 78 to 39; Replacing 26 three member wards with 39 single member wards; Exposing lazy
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