Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Swalwell Park Consultation

Residents of Swalwell, Gateshead, are being encouraged by local Liberal Democrat Councillors to give their views about how best to develop the village’s park as a popular, local facility.

Councillors Peter Craig, Chris Ord and Mary Wallace want residents to go to a consultation event in the park on Saturday 20th June, from 11am to 3pm. Proposals for improvement of the park will be on display.

“We are keen to ensure the views of Swalwell residents and park users are considered,” said Councillor Craig.

“There is great potential to ensure improvements to the park add to community facilities in Swalwell.”

Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Spokesman for Blaydon, Neil Bradbury, said, “Peter, Chris and Mary have worked hard with other organsiations and groups to ensure improvements are made to Swalwell Park.

“But it is important that what is planned is what people want. So if you are a resident of Swalwell, please go to the event on Saturday 20th.”

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Fiona Hall re-elected as Gateshead's Member of the European Parliament

It was no change in the representation of the North East in the European Parliament following the elections on 4th June. The results were declared in Sunderland for the region and Stephen Hughes (Labour), Martin Callanan (Conservative) and Fiona Hall (Liberal Democrat) were all re-elected.

The votes cast in Gateshead for the parties contesting the three North East seats were:

Labour: 13,196
Lib Dem: 8,873
UKIP: 6,387
Con: 5,725
BNP: 4,062
Green: 2,435
English Dem: 1,030
Socialist Lab: 911
No to EU: 637
Christian: 544
Libertas: 234
Jury Team: 160

Liberal Democrats in the borough have expressed their delight that Fiona Hall has been re-elected. Fiona has had a leading role in a number of campaigns in Gateshead, helping to fight landfill at Pathhead and opencast mining between Whickham and Rowlands Gill.