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It is with great sadness that we report the death on 15th February of our oldest member of the party, John Hood aged 103.  John or “Jack” as he was known, was a lifelong socialist and anti- fascist.  Born on 15th January, 1915 Jack had a great interest in politics at all levels but he was especially fascinated by international events. 

In 1937 he was one of a group of anti-fascists heckling Oswald Mosley and his Blacshirts at Stoke Town Hall.  In 1939 he joined the army and served in Italy, North Africa and the Middle East.  Jack was the Clerk of Works for Stoke City Council for many years and he was the driving force for many of the major construction projects in the post-war period.  A lifelong member of the Labour Party, Jack was awarded the Party’s highest accolade, the National Merit award, at Conference in 2015.  He received a standing ovation!  Last year at the age of 102 he was awarded the Legion D’Honneur, France’s most prestigious award, for his part in the Liberation of France.  Jack lived in Wolstanton and until recently he was a very vocal presence at our meetings!  His knowledge and experience of the world and politics was legendary!  Jack will be sadly missed by all his family and friends.  RIP Jack.

Jack's funeral will be on Tuesday 8th March at 10.00am at Bradwell Crematorium

John Hood RIP

It is with great sadness that we report the death on 15th February of our oldest member of the party, John Hood aged 103.  John or “Jack” as he was known,...

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It is with great sadness that we report the passing of two stalwarts of the Labour Party here in Newcastle.  Ike Williams and Barbara Dodd were both longstanding members of the party, staunch supporters and valued comrades. 

For many years Ike served as a councillor for Halmerend.  He was fully committed and dedicated to the people and village he loved.  His lasting memorial will be the beautiful Bateswood Country Park, a project very dear to his heart.  Ike worked tirelessly to ensure that the people of Halmerend and indeed the rest of the Borough would have this lovely park formed from the former open-cast coalmine. 

Barbara was a life-long member of the party, she was a very important member of the Women’s Section attending meetings, outings, coffee mornings, jumble sales and many other events.  Barbara was always there at CLP meetings and events and she will be sadly missed.

Barbara’s funeral is at St Giles in Newcastle Tuesday 6th Feb at 1.30pm and Ike’s is on Friday 9th February at Bradwell Crematorium at 10.40

Ike Williams and Barbara Dodds

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of two stalwarts of the Labour Party here in Newcastle.  Ike Williams and Barbara Dodd were both longstanding members of...

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Join us on Saturday 20th January 11am to launch our 2018 council campaign with Rebecca Long Bailey MP.

We will start the event with a brief canvassing training session and then we will go to various locations to doorknock. Come and join us to help kick our campaign off to a great start! 


Only a Labour Council will protect our services and improve our standard of living in Newcastle.

Please note that the Labour rooms have restricted access - please contact Allison Gardner on allisongardner@gmail.com for further information

Council Election Campaign Launch with Rebecca Long Bailey MP

Join us on Saturday 20th January 11am to launch our 2018 council campaign with Rebecca Long Bailey MP. We will start the event with a brief canvassing training session and...

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