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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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Charity Begins at Home, Prime Minister

Newcastle’s only independent party has today called on David Cameron to confirm in his speech tomorrow that the UK will have an in-or-out referendum on Britain’s membership of the EU. The Newcastle upon Tyne Community First Party believes that jobs for Geordies will only be possible if the UK Government is able to
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Heads Should Roll Over Newburn Flood

Newcastle’s only independent party has today demanded that residents of an estate in Newburn are compensated for a disaster that has also brought misery to businesses and numerous households in  and around Newburn. John Gordon, Newcastle Community First Party’s Newburn spokesman (pictured left) who attended a
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Hands Off Our Green Belt

“Hands off our green belt” is the message delivered to Newcastle City Council by the Leader of the Newcastle upon Tyne Community First Party at the end of a three month consultation about the local development core strategy. Newcastle First campaigners argue that the council is over-estimating the number of houses
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Thank You For Your Support

Newcastle First has thanked Newcastle residents for their support in the recent local elections. Newcastle’s only independent party achieved second place in a number of wards and came close to beating the combined Lib Dem and Conservative vote in the Outer West of the city. Party leader Jason Smith said: “We
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