Time to axe the digital reading tax

With Brexit talks stalling, the chancellor hopes to be able to deliver some good economic news and lift the mood of the nation with his budget next week.

Tories need more than rhetoric if we really want a ‘global Britain’

This week we’ve heard from the Foreign Secretary about the importance of building an outward-looking, confident UK as we leave the EU. Boris Johnson sought to bridge the political divide and bring both remain and leave voters into the discussion about shaping our nation’s future.

Restoring Trust Must Now Be The Priority

After a gruelling seven-week election campaign, everything came down to the wire. At close to 7am on the morning of June 9th, more than 24 hours without sleep, and after two recounts, the result was declared – Farrelly 21,124, Meredith 21,094.

Report on Election Administrations Failures in Newcastle

Today Newcastle Borough Council released the independent report into the administration of the General Election in Newcastle-under-Lyme. The report found that failings by the Returning Office and the Council led to 1,500 people being denied their democratic right to vote on June 8th.

An Economy That Works For Everyone - Owen's Speech to Conference

Good morning Conference.

My name is Owen Meredith and I had the privilege to stand as our candidate in Newcastle under Lyme at the last election.


Conference, I believe in Great Britain. I believe our best days as a nation are ahead of us.

Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council Review of Parliamentary Election

Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council has ordered an independent review of the parliamentary election in Newcastle following a number of irregularities, including missing postal vote packs, denied proxy votes and voters incorrectly turned away from polling stations.

Thank you

Thank you to everyone in Newcastle-under-Lyme who voted for me on Thursday.

I am immensely proud of my fantastic campaign team and all the volunteers who gave up their time to support me, and delighted to have won the support of 21,094 people in this election.