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Northern Democrat No 45 Sept 09

Northern Democrat No 45 Sept 09

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Published by Jonathan Wallace
Edition 45 of the Northern Democrat which I publish for Liberal Democrats in the North East, Yorkshire and Cumbria
Edition 45 of the Northern Democrat which I publish for Liberal Democrats in the North East, Yorkshire and Cumbria

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The Northern 
no. 45no. 45no. 45no. 45no. 45SeptemberSeptemberSeptemberSeptemberSeptember20092009200920092009
The newsletter for Liberal Democrats in the North of England 
Produced, printed and promoted by Jonathan Wallace, 7 Laburnum Grove, Sunniside, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE16 5LY
Nick in Newcastlefor key seats visit
Lib Dem Leader NickClegg paid another visit tothe North East earlier thismonth as part of a tour ofthe party’s most winnableseats.
Nick visited Newcastle on 10thSeptember. In a tight schedule, hevisited a Council apprenticeshipscheme, Newcastle Jobs Fair, theCyrenians training and supportcentre and spoke at a packedpublic meeting in the evening.Nick was accompanied on histour by Newcastle Council Leaderand Deputy Leader
John Shipley
David Faulkner
.Parliamentary candidates
Greg Stone
accompanied Nick on the visit tothe Jobs Fair which was held at StJames’ Park (where Nick bumpedinto Peter Beardsley.)The meeting in the evening wasattended by over 200 residents whoasked a series of questions. Themeeting was chaired by RonBeadle.“The tour was a great successand the meeting was standingroom only,” said Ron. “Nick’s visitwas a great boost for us.”The Newcastle meeting was the49th open public meeting Nick hasheld since becoming leader.Full photo coverage of the visitcan be found on pages 5-6.
Nick Clegg arrives in Newcastle and is greeted on arrival by CityCouncil Leader John Shipley.
Steven Abbott, the eldest son of Chris and Glynis, leading Lib Dem Councillors inRedcar and Cleveland, has been nominated as the Liberal Democrat candidate forthe South Bank By Election on 17th September.There are five candidates contesting the vacancy caused by the death of LabourCouncillor Marilyn Bramley, herself a By-Election victor last October.The result last time was:Marilyn Bramley (Labour) 652 (49.9; -0.6)Toni Meir (Liberal Democrat)288 (22.1; +12.3)Bernard Collinson (BNP)206 (15.8; +1.4)Oz Sadiq (Independent)101 (7.7; -7.3)Joan Bolton (Conservative) 59 (4.5; -5.8)Turn out 27.6%Majority 364Lab holdSwing 6.45% Lab to LDThis time there is no BNP candidate standing though UKIP have fielded acandidate.Redcar and Cleveland has had a string of by-elections in recent months, most ofwhich have been Lib Dem gains. Good luck Steven.
Harrogate BC, Starbeck
date: 27/08/2009
LD Janet Law 886 (63.4; -8.8)
Con 252 (18.0; +5.0)Ind 178 (12.7; +12.7)Lab 82 (5.9; +0.8)[BNP (0.0; -9.7)]Majority 634Turnout 31.81%
LD hold
Percentage change is since May 2007
Britain’s by-election capital sees sonSteven set to join Team Abbott
York City UA, Heworth
date: 10/09/2009
Lab 876 (34.0; -2.6)
LD Jennifer Ayre 608 (23.6; +11.5)Con 591 (23.0; +2.3)Green 302 (11.7; -6.1)BNP 172 (6.7; -6.0)Raving Loony 25 (1.0; +1.0)Majority 268Turnout 26.6%
Lab hold
Percentage change is since May2007
Climbing in his parent’sfootsteps: Steven Abbott ishoping to join his parentson Redcar and ClevelandCouncil
Northern By-election results
South TynesideMBC, Westoe
date: 10/09/2009
Ind 694 / 194 (39.2; -26.4)
Lab 567 (25.0; +6.1)Con 320 (14.1; +3.3)BNP 266 (11.7; +11.7)LD William John Troupe 225(9.9; +9.9)Majority 127Turnout 34.5%
Ind hold
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Northern Democrat needs people to reporton debates and fringe meetings atBournemouth Conference.Would you like to be one of our reporters? Ifso, call
Northern Democrat 
Editor JonathanWallace on 07860 730270 or email him onjonathanwallace@compuserve.com
Even if you’re not going to the Bournemouth Conference, you can still take part! The conference featuresthree Question & Answer sessions, where questions are welcome from all Party members, whether you’rethere in person or not.
Sunday 20th September
(afternoon) - with
Nick Clegg MP
, the Leader of the Liberal Democrats
Monday 21st September
(morning) -
Crime Policy
: Panel including Chris Huhne MP (Shadow HomeSecretary), Jan Berry (Independent Reducing Bureaucracy Advocate), Juliet Lyon (Director, Prison ReformTrust) and Professor Larry Sherman (Wolfson Professor of Criminology, University of Cambridge)
Tuesday 22nd September
(afternoon) -
The Economy
: Panel including Vince Cable MP (Shadow Chancellorof the Exchequer), Jeremy Purvis MSP (Scottish Liberal Democrat Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Finance andSustainable Growth), Cllr Howard Sykes (Leader, Oldham Council) and Liam Halligan (Chief Economist ofProsperity Capital Management and Economic commentator, ‘Sunday Telegraph’)If you can’t make it to Conference, you can still send questions to ask.
For the session with Nick Clegg, email ask@nickclegg.com . The deadline is 12.40, Sunday 20th September.And you can email questions to the Crime or Economy sessions to questions@libdems.org.uk no later than 17.00 on Thursday 17th September.
In all cases, please keep your questions concise - 25 words maximum. If you are going to conference, please submityour questions onsite rather than by this route. See the agenda for details.There will be more ways in which you can keep in touch with conference onLibDems.org.uk, including live videocoverage online and highlights on YouTube. There will be more details nearer the time.
Not going to Conference? Don’t worry, you can still take part!
 A fresh start for Britain
Lib Dems head for Bournemouth for last autumn conference before election 
The Liberal Democrat Conference in Bournemouth thismonth will debate the key policy proposals on whichcandidates will fight the General Election.
A Fresh Start for Britain 
will be debated on the morning ofTuesday 22nd September and candidates are stronglyencouraged to attend and take part in the debate.Nick Clegg said:
With Labour finished and much of the country still unconvinced that Cameron’s Conservatives offer anything better, this is an extremely exciting time for our party.The ideas we agree in Bournemouth will shape the choices we offer voters at the next General Election.
The key themes are:
tax cuts for people on low and middle incomes paidfor by closing loopholes for the wealthy;
creating green jobs to help the economy recover andmake our environment more sustainable;
making sure every child gets the best chance in life.
Northern Night Reception 
Sponsored by ANEC andNorthumbria WaterBryanston SuiteHighcliffe Hotel8:15pm,Mon 21st SeptemberAll are welcomeAny queries call0191 240 1084

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