Meet Jamie Rickelton

Our candidate for Jarrow and Gateshead East is Jamie Rickelton.

Working in people centric businesses Jamie believes in people doing what they can for the betterment of the area they are in. A strong advocate for people and unions, a former member of USDAW and the CWU, Jamie wants to ensure that his constituents voices are heard, listened to and acted upon as should be the case in the democratic United Kingdom. Jamie understands the need of giving the people the right to demand better for themselves, their area and their country. 

Jamie has also contributed to The Hexham Courant, The Journal and Steffen Peddie's BBC Radio Newcastle Late Show and holds a degree in Business Management.

Jamie's passionate about the environment working to better the North East green spaces for all, supporting the green transition to tackle climate change via promotion of initiatives such as green energy generation and Net Zero transport.


Jamie Rickelton at Gateshead Civic

Jamie is passionate! Jamie is caring! JAMIE IS READY!

Jamie's Campaigns

These are some local, national and international issues that Jamie and the Lib Dems have campaigned on in the past 24 months

Jamie Campaigning

Worked with The Environment Agency around concerns regarding the smell from Wardley Biogas Plant

Jamie Campaigning

Signed the Gateshead Council petition to prevent the closure of Colegate Primary School in The Felling

Jamie Rickelton

Demanded improved environmental enforcement

Jamie and Councillors in South Tyneside

Called for South Tyneside Council to end the Refuse Collectors strikes

Jamie in park

Supports the building of more social housing whilst protecting greenbelt

Jamie in Community

Backed the call from Gateshead Liberal Democrats for Go North East to enter pendulum arbitration to end the Bus Drivers strikes.

Jamie at Civic Centre

Was elected Public Governor for Gateshead for Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Mental Health Foundation Trust

Jamie at Pride

Supports Equality & Diversity, protecting rights of the LGBTQIA+

Jamie and Councillor Wintcher

Joined the Liberal Democrats Friends of the Armed Forces and Friends of Ukraine

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