Welcome to the website of Hexham Liberal Democrats and PPC Jeff Reid
Hexham Liberal Democrats are the local branch of the UK political party the Liberal Democrats.
We campaign on behalf of the party in the Hexham, Haltwhistle, Haydon Bridge, Corbridge, Prudhoe, Ponteland the surrounding towns and villages. We stand candidates for election at local government level and in the parliamentary constituency of Hexham.
We are an active local party. We hold regular campaigning and social events, develop our own policies on local issues, and send representatives to the party’s national conferences. We welcome new members and you can find out how to get involved on this website.
Hexham Constituency includes part of the area covered by Northumberland County Council. It includes the whole of the former Tynedale District Council and part of the former Castle Morpeth District Council (Ponteland and nearby villages)
A Close Run Race!
After a further 4% swing to us at the 2010 General Election, Hexham is now a two-way marginal.
With our new PPC Jeff Reid working hard throughout the constituency and campaigning hard for the local residents your support is valued and if you feel you can help then please get in touch.
Today Berwick Liberal Democrats are celebrating the announcement on the dualling of the A1 to Ellingham. The Department for Transport has confirmed that £290m will be set aside to complete the dualling of the A1
Berwick MP Alan Beith has been campaigning along with local residents for years on the issue.
Having held an urgent meeting with ministers last week to secure the essential funding, we are delighted that their hard work has finally paid off, although they will continue to push for further road improvements beyond Ellingham.
Liberal Democrats know the value of helping people get from A to B. For decades grassroots Lib Dem campaigners have fought to improve the roads and railways in their local areas and now that we are in Government we are able to do that on an enormous scale.
That’s why we have delivered the biggest investment in the railways since the Victorian era, overseen a record investment in renewable energy and pushed so hard to improve Britain’s roads too.
And we want to go further. That’s why we are the only party committed to borrowing to invest in major capital projects once we have balanced the books by 2018.