Nick Forbes

Nick Forbes is the current Labour leader for Newcastle upon Tyne and represents Westgate Ward, which includes the City Centre and part of the Inner West and Rye Hill. He was first elected in 2000, aged 26.

Nick Forbes

Newcastle Council leader Nick Forbes warns 'impossible' funding cuts foster extremism

Newcastle leader Nick Forbes says the public is losing faith in mainstream politics as council prepares to unveil £90 million funding cuts

North East councillors with the Rt Hon William Hague MP

North East city leaders meet with top Tory over devolution

Core Cities leaders met with William Hague but warnings are sounded the Government must see the regional picture

Prime Minister David Cameron during a tour of construction works

North East 'could face a skilled labour crisis' unless A1 work starts now

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Civil Engineering Contractors’ Association says HS2 could drain the region of skilled workers unless major A1 work gets going now

Newcastle City Council leader Nick Forbes

Nick Forbes blasts Liberal Democrats over cash claims

Nick Forbes was responding after leader of the opposition Anita Lower referred to him having a three-quarters of a billion pound budget for public services

The Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg

Devolution deals on table for North cities - but not North East

Claims made today that cities are being handpicked by Government ministers

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Who would be the North East's answer to Boris Johnson?

Greater Manchester is being offered a devolution deal on the basis it will have a directly elected mayor, but who might want the job in this region?

Labour leader Ed Miliband

Newcastle and North East to join 'cabinet for England' under Labour Government

Labour leader Ed Miliband is pledging new laws to bring home rule to English regions - and encouraging them to create elected mayors

A Go North East Bus, part of the Go-Ahead company

Kevin Carr: It's time to dispel some myths about the plans for our buses

The boss of Go North East responds to Newcastle Council leader Nick Forbes after the vote to proceed with radical plans for the buses

Cllr Nick Forbes, Leader of Newcastle Council

Civic leader vow not to leave North East isolated from HS3 benefits

Liverpool mayor Joe Anderson called for connection to Newcastle and a bigger commitment from Labour and Government on high speed rail

Newcastle City Council leader Nick Forbes

Nick Forbes: A change to the way we run the buses can deliver services you need

Newcastle Council leader Nick Forbes outlines plans for big changes on the bus network, and says passengers will benefit

A Stagecoach bus in Newcastle

North East Councils one step closer to taking control of bus services in transport shake-up

Members of the NE Combined Authority voted unanimously for a Quality Contract Scheme for Tyne and Wear

Newcastle City Council leader Nick Forbes

The Journal opinion: Nick Forbes and Lee Hall in row over arts funding

Newcastle Council leader Nick Forbes and playwright Lee Hall have traded heavy verbal blows in the row over arts funding in the city. But who is right?

Playwright Lee Hall

Billy Elliot playwright Lee Hall brands Newcastle City Council's culture pot 'a white wash'

Lee Hall calls the council's £600,000 a year culture investment fund a 'white wash' as council reveals no North East celebrities have offered support

Newcastle City Council leader Nick Forbes

Nick Forbes: Unlocking success through transport in the North East

Nick Forbes, the leader of Newcastle City Council, says better transport links are key to unlocking economic potential of the North East

Prime Minister David Cameron makes a statement in Downing Street in central London as Scotland has rejected independence

David Cameron accused of peddling 'nonsense with stilts on' in wake of No vote

English Parliament move is gerrymandering for Tory-led South and ignoring calls for devolution of powers to the North East

Cllr Nick Forbes, Leader of Newcastle Council

We'll become new home to Scottish banks, says Newcastle leader

Businesses ready to quit Scotland after independence referendum could come to Newcastle, says city council leader

Go North East's Cobalt Clipper bus

North East councils win cash for for 'greener' buses on Tyneside streets

Newcastle and Sunderland City Councils have received £472,000 after putting together a successful bid to The Clean Vehicle Technology Fund on behalf of the North East Combined Authority

A packet of cigarettes

Smoking costs North East councils more than £36m a year in social care costs

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New figures show that councils in the region are paying more than £36m a year to help people with smoking-related illness to live in their own homes

Campaign material ahead of the Scottish independence referendum

Petition to redraw Scottish borders aims to 'prompt devolution debate'

Andrew Gray, who lodged a petition for the North East to leave England, said it is designed to spark debate over devolved power for the region

Children at Red Rose Primary School in Chester-le-Street enjoy their free school meals

North East schools forced to divert money to cover shortfall on free school meals

North schools divert money from other budgets to ensure the Government's promise of free school meals can be delivered

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