We believe that the council should be run by local people who care passionately for our city and answer to us not their political masters in London.
As a principle, we believe that council tax should be kept as low as possible whilst delivering effective public services; services should not be run for profit and therefore will never outsource a service for its own sake; and that we need to take action now to improve the local economy, education and health outcomes for our residents.
We are a local party so do not have a policy agenda for the country.
We do not stand in national elections but we will be challenging the national politicians to put Newcastle first by:
We want to get a good deal from Brexit, are concerned about uncontrolled immigration and we want more investment in Newcastle and the North East.
Our local policy agenda is focused on building a council that is responsive to the local community. We also want to put more power in the hands of local people through representative structures at street level, protect local services from politically motivated cuts and make improvements to our local infrastructure.
We have campaigned for:
You can help to develop our policy agenda for the city by contacting us to get involved with Newcastle First. Click here to contact us.