North Jesmond Focus Team

Gerry Keating, James Coles and Philip Browne

Working hard for North Jesmond all year round

Gerry Keating, Philip Browne and James Coles are the Liberal Democrat councillors for North Jesmond Ward on Newcastle City Council. They work hard throughout the year to address local problems and issues and to ensure that the voices of North Jesmond's residents are heard in the Council Chamber. 

The Focus Team have a long record of listening to local people and keeping in touch through regular Focus newsletters. In addition, the Team also use this web page, eFocus and social media to keep local people informed about what is happening across the ward.

Gerry, Philip and James are also part of the 23 strong Liberal Democrats Official Opposition Group on Newcastle City Council, holding the current Labour administration to account and pressing for change to improve our area and the wider city. 


Gerry, James & Philip on Osborne Road
Gerry Keating, James Coles & Philip Browne
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How to Contact the Focus Team

Do you have a problem or issue?

You can contact the North Jesmond Focus Team in the following ways:

Email us at: or just click on the button below

Call us by phone:

  • Councillor Philip Browne - 07971 205836
  • Councillor Gerry Keating - 0191 281 8507
  • Councillor James Coles - 07748 434163

Meet us at our regular surgeries: 4th Saturday of each month (except August) 10am - 11am at Jesmond Library, St. George's Terrace, Jesmond, NE2 2DL

Follow us on Twitter or Facebook

North Jesmond Local News

Gerry Keating outside West Jesmond Metro Station

Metro Woes Continue

Disappointment after latest Metro announcement of further delays to the introduction of new trains

7 Feb 2024
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North Jesmond eFocus - More News - More Quickly

Many residents tell us how much they appreciate receiving a copy of the local FOCUS newsletter through their letterbox - with local news and campaign updates from the Liberal Democrats.

If you would like to receive more frequent updates on issues and stories affecting your local neighbourhood then eFocus is for you - a regular email newsletter sent direct to your email inbox from the North Jesmond Focus Team. It is formatted to read easily on your computer, smart phone, tablet or other device.

If you would like to receive North Jesmond eFocus then sign up below.

Sign up to receive regular local eFocus newsletters

Would you like to receive regular updates on stories affecting your neighbourhood? We can send our local eFocus newsletter direct to your email inbox - so you can read it on your computer, smart phone or tablet.

We will keep you up to date by email.

The Liberal Democrats may use the information you provide, including your political opinions, to further our objectives and share it with our elected representatives. Any data we gather will be used in accordance with our privacy policy: You can exercise your rights and withdraw your consent to future communications by contacting us: or: DPO, Lib Dems, 1 Vincent Square, SW1P 2PN.

North Jesmond Liberal Democrats Focus Team - Service & Action All Year Round

Tackling local issues and listening to residents across North Jesmond Ward
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Stop Polluting the Ouseburn

Our campaign to stop sewage pollution of the Ouseburn

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Police and Crime Survey

Have your say on local priorities for policing and community safety

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Climate Emergency Action

Local action is needed to tackle the Climate Emergency

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Improve Local Services Now

Our campaign for better council services across Newcastle

Gerry, James & Philip standing together on Osborne Road
Gerrry & James at a Q3 bus stop on Osborne Road
James holding a glass of dirty Ouseburn water
Gerry Keating at one of the LTN bollards

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