Newcastle Campaign Group Launches Election Manifesto
Independent campaign group Newcastle First, registered with the Electoral Commission as the Newcastle upon Tyne Community First Party, has this week launched its manifesto for the local elections.
The organisation is fielding 13 candidates in the local elections on 3 May 2012 and is also campaigning in favour of an Elected Mayor for Newcastle upon Tyne.
Newcastle First describes its manifesto as the most ambitious in Newcastle in 2012 with Labour and Conservatives not producing a manifesto at all.
Newcastle First spokesman Jason Smith said: “Our 13 candidates are determined to bring change to our city. Unlike some of the other parties, all of our candidates live in the city and have the drive and determination to make our city better. With new candidates, we have brought forward new ideas to improve the lives of city residents including our exciting Garden Share Scheme proposal.
“Our manifesto sets out a bold alternative vision for our city. While the Liberal Democrats concentrate on protecting their legacy and looking back to the past, Labour and the Conservative Party in Newcastle have not even bothered to produce a manifesto. Labour clearly thinks they have a divine right to rule and Conservatives and Lib Dems appear to have given up.
“Newcastle First has the drive, determination and vision to change our city for the better.”