North East Event: March and rally in Newcastle

When: Saturday 27 October 2012, assemble at 10:30am
Where: Meeting at the Bigg Market, Newcastle upon Tyne

On the 27 October we expect over a 1000 disabled people to again take to the streets of Newcastle as they did last year to show the coalition government the strength of feeling about the proposed cuts to benefits which threaten the independence of disabled people.

The march will be followed by the Hardest Hit North East rally with a number of high profile speakers including:

  • Peter Bennetts RNIB representative from South Shields
  • Catherine McKinnell, Shadow Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury and Newcastle North MP
  • Pat Onions of the Pat’s Petition campaign
  • Shona Alexander, Chief Executive of Newcastle Citizens Advice Bureau
  • Mary Laver of the Save the Independent Living Fund Campaign
  • Vera Baird QC, Labour candidate for Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner
  • Sunderland disability campaigner Claire Parker to host the event for the Hardest Hit campaign

Please complete our online registration form if you are planning to attend


10:30am Assembling at Bigg Market
11:00am Marching from the Bigg Market to the Monument
11:30am Rally and speeches due to start at the Monument

For more information please contact the Hardest Hit North-East coalition.

Phone: 0191 234 5409

7 thoughts on “North East Event: March and rally in Newcastle

  1. I would come but my walking isn’t great and I cant have a mobility scooter where I live and the government says you can only get sheltered housing when yr 55 so I still got a wait to go as well as that council deny my right to a priority as I can walk a bit and the social turned me down for a loan of the scooter so thats m,y reasons for not going but Im with you all the way guys and girls x

  2. Hi from Paul.

    I was there last year right at the front. still got photos never shared yet. got a better camera this time.

    Hoping Mr Lavery will be there again he has an amazing voive against the cut’s. Mr Mairns needs to be there forGateshead and say what is on his mind.

    Thanks for letting me know.


  3. Can not be there in person, wish everyone the best of luck, Stay safe and i hope all your compassion rubs off onto the Goverment, and that they see sence and put things right for Disabled people. ❤ x

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  5. I will be going on the London March as that is where I live. I was there last year and did the coalition listen to us then? What makes us believe they will listen now?? They ignore their partners in crime, they only care about themselves and their city buddies. That said I will be marching (wheeling in my case) in London on the 20th October. So hope springs eternal, let us hope and PRAY that they will listen now, as we need a miracle and a compassionate government.

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