Police elections show Conservatives on top in Northumberland

On Thursday 9th November, England and Wales went to the polls to elect Police and Crime Commissioners for the very first time. Northumberland is part of the Northumbria Police Area, which includes Newcastle, Sunderland and Gateshead. Across Northumbria, our excellent Conservative Candidate, Phil Butler, came a creditable second to Labour. Many thanks are due to Phil for his hard work and energy.

Berwick Conservatives Question Time

On the evening of Wednesday 3rd October, Berwick Conservatives are hosting a special political event at the Parish Hall, St Michael’s Church, Alnwick. The event will be in the format of Question Time, with Party members putting questions to a panel of individuals on the approved list of Parliamentary Candidates. The panel will also feature Phil Butler, Conservative Candidate for Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, and Coun. Peter Jackson, Leader of Northumberland Conservatives.  We are delighted to confirm that our Chairman for the evening will be James Wharton MP, Conservative member for Stockton South, who recently entertained us at our Patrons Annual Dinner in Bamburgh. There is no ticket charge, although a donation of £5 is requested in order to cover the cost of holding the event. The event begins promptly at 8pm and will conclude by 10pm. In order to reserve your place, please contact Carol at the Association Office on 01665 602106 or at

Phil Butler selected as Conservative Police Commissioner Candidate

Phil Butler is the Conservative candidate to be Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria Police. Phil has over 20 years of service with Northumbria Police and now works for Newcastle University as a cyber-security expert. Phil is driven by an ambition to put victims back at the centre of crime and justice policy. See Phil's campaign video at The election is set for Thursday 15th November. The Labour Party candidate is a former MP and career politician from Redcar.