Of course we are saddened that the national success of the General Election campaign didn’t return Conservative Members of Parliament across Newcastle, but we say a huge well done to Mark, Emily and Robin for working so hard to change the political future of our city.

We also say a massive “Thank you” to our members and activists for their help in reducing the Labour majority in all 3 constituencies.

Finally, and just as importantly, “Thank you” to the 35,465 voters who placed their trust in the Conservative party.

We will be back! Plans have already started for our Local Election campaign this coming May when 26 of the 78 council seats will be up for election.

Let’s make a change for the good on Newcastle!