For our Communities, for our City, for a Greener future

Newcastle Liberal Democrats

City Council Election May 2024 - Manifesto

Our great city is in a mess. Liberal Democrats believe it can have a very different future. It's time to change the way we run Newcastle

Across the city, when we talk to people on the doorsteps, we hear that Newcastle Labour's have stopped listening to residents and so don’t address your priorities. It's time to change, so that your voice is heard.

Newcastle is an incredible place to live and thrive, but we need investment in our Communities, our City and a Greener future. It’s time to change, so that Newcastle can be even better.

Liberal Democrats are the official opposition group on Newcastle City Council, the only organised opposition. Our 23 councillors work together to improve the way our city is run. We cannot bring about the necessary change overnight. But we can promise to work to mitigate, and eventually remove, the Newcastle Labour administration from control of the council.

Find out more about the Liberal Democrats plans for our great city here.

Aerial view of Newcastle's bridges taken from vintage aircraft

The Need for Change in Newcastle

Councillor Colin Ferguson, Leader of Newcastle Liberal Democrats and Leader of the Opposition on Newcastle City Council, talks about the need for change across the city and the Liberal Democrats Action Plan to achieve it.

The Liberal Democrat Vision for Newcastle

An Overview

Empowerment of Communities

We fundamentally believe that the first point for a successful city is a successful local community. We believe if we help communities to help themselves we all end up winning. There are so many local groups who are really in touch what is needed locally; we need to support them to be able to do more, and where these don't yet exist, our tireless councillors and candidates will help to make our communities better.

Save our Town Moor campaign

Leadership of Place

We need a council that is focused on rebuilding our economy, attracting jobs, and providing the services we need. So many of the national issues are actually best addressed at a city level, whilst government set the boundaries, as a city the choices we make can create dramatically different outcomes. We believe we can flatten out the inequalities in our city in a way that helps it grow for everyone.

Offshore wind turbines

Stewardship of the Environment

The Climate Emergency is real, but so much of what is proposed looks good but doesn't make much difference and works against some of our communities' needs. We would take on the biggest sources of climate harm and systematically drive down Newcastle's Carbon Footprint in a way that works for everyone.

The Newcastle Liberal Democrats Top Ten for Change

Our Action Plan and Manifesto for May 2024

Now That's What I Call Progress

Newcastle Liberal Democrats have outlined ten actions that they would take to get the city working again. - enough for people to say "Now that's what I call progress '24"

Read more about these Actions and our Manifesto  for the Newcastle City Council elections on Thursday 2 May 2024 by clicking the link below.