Porksen welcomes Amble jobs boost

Energy efficiency expert Baroness Diana Maddock and Liberal Democrat candidate Julie Porksen have visited the new GP Power site in Amble which has attracted £20 million in investment and will create up to 30 jobs by the end of 2015.

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Beith confirms Conservative A1 charging claim

Sir Alan Beith has backed claims that Conservative ministers planned to introduce road charging on the A1 through Northumberland, and that Liberal Democrats used their influence in government to insist the plans were scrapped.

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Secret Tory plan to turn A1 into toll road revealed

The Conservatives planned to charge motorists £120 a year to use the A1 through Northumberland, it has been revealed. The plan, which would have covered large swathes of the country’s roads, was blocked by Liberal Democrats in government, led by the Transport Minister at the time, Norman Baker.

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£250 Carer's Bonus for 1,390 carers in North Northumberland

Liberal Democrats will give 1390 carers in Berwick constituency (and more than 53,000 carers across the North East) a £250 ‘Carer’s Bonus’ for looking after loved ones who are older, disabled or seriously ill.

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No more pay cuts for nurses, teachers & police in Northumberland

Public sector workers in Northumberland deserve to feel the benefits of the economic recovery by receiving pay increases by at least the rate of inflation, Liberal Democrat candidate for Berwick Julie  Pörksen said today.

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Julie Pörksen launches Countryside Charter to boost Northumberland

Julie Pörksen, Lib Dem candidate for the Berwick constituency, an agricultural economist and daughter of a sheep farmer is today helping to launch the "Countryside Charter" - a package of national Liberal Democrat policy proposals to help the countryside and allow the rural economy to thrive.

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