LOCAL POLITICS in Newcastle and the North East - Local Politics, Local Politicians, Local Protests & Demonstrations, etc - Page 3 - SkyscraperCity
 

forums map | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > European Forums > UK & Ireland Architecture Forums > Projects and Construction > North East England > Newcastle Metro Area

Newcastle Metro Area For Newcastle, N Tyneside, Gateshead, S Tyneside, South Northumberland


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old February 21st, 2010, 05:42 PM   #41
AngerOfTheNorth
Architect
 
AngerOfTheNorth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 3,724
Likes (Received): 131

By the way, I'm assuming that we have no local elections in the city this year, just the general election?
AngerOfTheNorth no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old February 21st, 2010, 06:07 PM   #42
gregstone
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 1,188
Likes (Received): 27

There will be local elections in Tyne & Wear on May 6th - quite possibly on the same day as the General Election
gregstone no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 21st, 2010, 06:14 PM   #43
bigchrisfgb
The Legend
 
bigchrisfgb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Newcastle
Posts: 13,028
Likes (Received): 791

Quote:
Originally Posted by gregstone View Post
There will be local elections in Tyne & Wear on May 6th - quite possibly on the same day as the General Election
I wish they would hurry up and decalre it. I've heard rumours of an April election though, and the papers (if you believe them) say a March elecetion is still possible.
__________________
The stars are falling into bombs!

Newcastle Metro Area
bigchrisfgb no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old February 21st, 2010, 06:25 PM   #44
AngerOfTheNorth
Architect
 
AngerOfTheNorth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 3,724
Likes (Received): 131

Cheers Greg. I wondered why my copy of the Lib Dem "Focus" leaflet only seemed to have photos of one person on them, I'm guessing he's our new local Lib Dem candidate.

Well the polls between Labour and the Tories are narrowing - if the votes went the way the polls are currently pointing we'd apparently have a hung parliament. I'm willing to bet Brown would take that, hence the chance he'll jump early. I still don't think he will, but you never know. Although I agree with you Chris, I wish he would.
AngerOfTheNorth no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 21st, 2010, 07:56 PM   #45
Seamaster
BANNED
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 2,001
Likes (Received): 41

Quote:
Originally Posted by AngerOfTheNorth View Post
Well the polls between Labour and the Tories are narrowing - if the votes went the way the polls are currently pointing we'd apparently have a hung parliament.
The polls assume a universal swing, and it won't be.

Tory majority 30-50 seats. I'd bet my mortgage on it.
Seamaster no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 21st, 2010, 09:31 PM   #46
AngerOfTheNorth
Architect
 
AngerOfTheNorth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 3,724
Likes (Received): 131

To be honest I wouldn't bet against you there. You never really know, but the press do like to pitch things as being a close-run thing, even when they're not. They said the Obama/McCain race was close, for pity's sake... Then again, you never know until the morning after, so we'll see.
AngerOfTheNorth no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 22nd, 2010, 01:02 AM   #47
Smash17
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 298
Likes (Received): 0

Yeah, it's completely in their own interest to say the race is close. The Tories are nailed on.
Smash17 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 22nd, 2010, 04:23 PM   #48
Chatton11
Registered User
 
Chatton11's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: York
Posts: 782
Likes (Received): 25

Quote:
Originally Posted by AngerOfTheNorth View Post
Hatton has got a point though
Who's this Hatton you speak of....?
Chatton11 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 22nd, 2010, 04:34 PM   #49
AngerOfTheNorth
Architect
 
AngerOfTheNorth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 3,724
Likes (Received): 131

Doh! I'd been writing essays all day so must have hit the keys wrong. I keep doing that and have to go back and edit the messages just to take out all of the typos!
AngerOfTheNorth no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 22nd, 2010, 07:47 PM   #50
Seamaster
BANNED
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 2,001
Likes (Received): 41

Quote:
Originally Posted by Smash17 View Post
Yeah, it's completely in their own interest to say the race is close. The Tories are nailed on.
Follow the money, that's what I say.

http://www1.politicalbetting.com/ind...ge-prediction/
Seamaster no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 22nd, 2010, 07:51 PM   #51
inmh88
Urban Myth
 
inmh88's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Posts: 414
Likes (Received): 9

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chatton11 View Post
Who's this Hatton you speak of....?
He's two timing you!
inmh88 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 22nd, 2010, 11:34 PM   #52
AngerOfTheNorth
Architect
 
AngerOfTheNorth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 3,724
Likes (Received): 131

Quote:
Originally Posted by inmh88 View Post
He's two timing you!
I'm so sorry Chatton... It'll never happen again, I swear...
AngerOfTheNorth no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 24th, 2010, 01:25 PM   #53
Tyr
King of Bernicia
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: 山梨県
Posts: 1,145
Likes (Received): 32

Politics in Newcastle....
All that really comes down to is a question of whether people will decide the lib dems are the true lefties these days or if labour loyalty trumps. The Tories know they have no chance here so they don't even try, which spells bad news if (who am I kidding, when, even though it'll likely be hung) they win...
Tyr no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 24th, 2010, 01:53 PM   #54
Newcastle Historian
Moderator and Archivist
 
Newcastle Historian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Posts: 21,611
Likes (Received): 2071

I remember for quite a while my parents constituency in the 1960s and 1970s (Newcastle North) had a Conservative MP, in 'Bill Elliot' (Sir William Elliot, as he became).

Has Newcastle become more 'left wing' in the last 30 years?
Newcastle Historian no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 24th, 2010, 02:18 PM   #55
Seamaster
BANNED
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 2,001
Likes (Received): 41

Newcastle Central was considered a Labour/Tory marginal well into the nineties. We had über-Thatcherite Piers Merchant (or "Piers Git" as he was known) as MP for a while during the eighties.
Seamaster no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 24th, 2010, 03:33 PM   #56
johnnypd
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 6,451
Likes (Received): 1233

Quote:
Originally Posted by Newcastle Historian View Post
I remember for quite a while my parents constituency in the 1960s and 1970s (Newcastle North) had a Conservative MP, in 'Bill Elliot' (Sir William Elliot, as he became).

Has Newcastle become more 'left wing' in the last 30 years?
newcastle had a tory council up until the 50s or 60s i believe
johnnypd no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 24th, 2010, 04:26 PM   #57
gregstone
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 1,188
Likes (Received): 27

Newcastle had a Conservative council into the early 1970s, although this may have partly been a backlash against T Dan and his scandalous downfall.

The old Newcastle North seat was a very peculiar one - in addition to Gosforth, Jesmond, and the north west of the city it also included the old Sandyford ward, which included the Quayside area.

The former Newcastle Central seat was one of the smallest in the country in terms of electorate; it was surprisingly won by Merchant in 1983 after previously being held by Ted Short (Deputy PM under Wilson) and latterly Harry Cowans (who's son David is head of the Places for People RSL group). However, Labour were in disarray in 1983 under Michael Foot and faced a resurgent Conservative party under Thatcher after the Falklands and a rising SDP Liberal Alliance. The Alliance fielded then Gateshead West Lab-SDP defector John Horam in Newcastle Central, and Labour decided to field the Marxist Nigel Todd in preference to the more moderate Mo Mowlam - and promptly lost the seat to the Tories. Todd is still a serving councillor; we might have had Mowlam as MP had the Jesmond delegate to the local constituency Labour party (who was mandated to vote by Jesmond members for Mowlam) switched vote at the selection meeting (Todd won by 1 vote).
gregstone no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 25th, 2010, 03:59 PM   #58
TownPlanningNE
Registered User
 
TownPlanningNE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Durham/Newcastle
Posts: 1,585
Likes (Received): 9

Quote:
Lib Dems select city councillor for MP seat
THE Liberal Democrats have selected a city councillor to take on one of the Government’s most senior figures at the General Election.

Senior councillor Wendy Taylor has been picked to fight Newcastle East and Wallsend held by Government chief whip and Minister for the North East Nick Brown after previous Liberal Democrat candidate Greg Stone was forced to quit after coming under fire over offensive remarks he had posted online.

The Lib Dems’ campaign was throw into turmoil after Mr Stone was exposed as the author of comments written about MPs on the Guido Fawkes website, which saw him describe foreign secretary and South Shields MP David Miliband as “monged” and Gateshead East and Washington West MP Sharon Hodgson as “the thickest MP in the House”.

Dr Taylor, a cancer specialist at the Freeman Hospital, praised Mr Stone and declared she had a “good chance” of winning the seat from Mr Brown, who has been MP for Newcastle East and Wallsend since 1983.

“There is a reasonable chance. Who knows what happens in elections, but I think we have got a good chance.

“I think there are lot of Conservatives who see we are a good option and will switch their votes,” she said.

Dr Taylor, 54, added: “Greg has built up quite a strong message that we are the only alternative to Labour in the constituency.

“I think a lot of people feel the Labour Government is tired and needs replacing. Locally, we need a new MP.”

The married mother of two adult children said she wanted to focus on developing jobs in the renewable energy sector as well as deal with problems of the elderly and students in the constituency.

Dr Taylor has been a hospital consultant, treating breast and gynaecological cancers, for 16 years after deciding to stay in the city after studying medicine at Newcastle University.

She has been a councillor since 1988 and an executive member for the past six years.

Nick Brown said: “I welcome the Liberal Democrats third choice of candidate following the departure of the last one in disgrace. I hope now we can have a positive campaign. The public life of our community deserves no less.”

Mr Brown currently has a majority of over 7,500 in the Wallsend and Newcastle East constituency.

In the 2005 election the Liberal Democrats came second, winning 31% of the vote, though boundary changes should benefit their cause.
http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/north...2703-25912958/
__________________
Newcastle Metro Area Forum
TownPlanningNE no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 25th, 2010, 05:02 PM   #59
Smash17
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 298
Likes (Received): 0

Quote:
"There is a reasonable chance."
Way to be positive Wendy!
Smash17 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 25th, 2010, 10:50 PM   #60
AngerOfTheNorth
Architect
 
AngerOfTheNorth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 3,724
Likes (Received): 131

Quote:
I welcome the Liberal Democrats third choice of candidate
Third? Who was first/second?

Nice of Brown to take any opportunity to have a dig though, although I guess that's just the way the game works with politics.
AngerOfTheNorth no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 


Reply

Tags
brexit, e.u., eu referendum, newcastle, newcastle area, north east england, politics, regional

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT +2. The time now is 09:52 PM. • styleid: 14


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us