Local News

Benefits claims down by half in Newcastle East

Newcastle East parliamentary candidate, Duncan Crute has welcomed new figures showing 1,681 fewer people in Newcastle East claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance compared to 2010 - a 50% per cent drop.

Gosforth Community Fire Station Stays

Steve Kyte has been campaigning to keep Gosforth Community Fire Station open since the proposals to close it were put forward by Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Authority in 2013.

Simon Kitchen Selected as Parliamentary Candidate for Newcastle Central Seat

We are pleased to announce Simon Kitchen as our candidate for Parliament in Newcastle Central. Simon 32, born and brought up in Heaton is a former pupil of Heaton Manor school. Following graduation from York University Simon has followed a career in community regeneration and charity work.      

Councillors Ignore Gosforth Residents and Businesses; Voting in a Red Route

Newcastle councillors have snubbed the preferences of residents and businesses in Gosforth by voting to implement a Red Route along Gosforth High Street and remove 40 car parking bays from the Salters Road car park.
Local Conservative campaigner Steve Kyte who addressed councillors at the Civic Centre asking them to reconsider their decision said “I’m bitterly disappointed, the majority of respondents to the consultation did not want these proposals to go ahead and have been ignored. A clear indication that Gosforth needs a strong and dynamic voice to take up the case for our community.”

Fire Station Closures on Hold

News that T&WF Authority have chosen to use £6M of reserves to extend the time to implement planned changes to the fire service and put the cloure of Gosforth Community Fire Station on hold have been welcomed by Gosforth Conservatives.

Local campaigner welcomes progress as Government triples small business Prompt Payment pledge

Local campaigner and businesswoman, Jennifer Nixon, has  welcomed the news that in just four months the number of FTSE 350 firms signing up to the Prompt Payment Code has tripled. There are now 126 FTSE 350 firms signed up to the code, with 94 new firms joined since November last year.  Three quarters of FTSE 100 companies have signed, or are in the process of signing, the Code.  This represents good news for small businesses across Newcastle.  

Welcome to Apprenticeships on Tyneside

Conservatives in Newcastle have welcomed news that the North East has seen a 133% rise in the number apprenticeships over the last two years - ahead of the national average.