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A1 Link Road Saved?

Local campaigners were celebrating after learning that Highways England is unlikely to be closing the Birchfield Gardens access to the Western Bypass when they widen and reduce the speed limit along the A1 between Scotswood and Brunton. Jason Smith, who was recently re-selected as the Newcastle First spokesman for
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New Website Launched

The Newcastle upon Tyne Community First Party has today launched a its new website at www.newcastlefirst.uk. This website has been rebuilt from the bottom up with content recreated from the old website as well as including new features. Party Leader Jason Smith said: "Our web presence has always been important to
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School Crossing Patrols Nick-ed

As school crossing patrols disappear across Newcastle, the Leader of the Newcastle upon Tyne Community First Party has described his anger at the loss of such a vital service. Jason Smith said: "The Labour administration protected councillor jobs by insisting that Newcastle needs to keep its 78 councillors. Our
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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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