Rally for Europe on October 14th


The North East Rally for Europe is about supporting and celebrating the importance of the EU to the North East, and calling for a rethink and an end to a damaging Brexit.

It is a way of standing up peacefully to say “No” to Brexit and its adverse effects. We are doing our duty for democracy, our country and our region in wanting the best for our country and our region


Approximate timings for the rally are (subject to changes on the day):

  • 2pm - "First half":

    • Welcome & incidental music (Dr Jacky Collins, North East for Europe / Madeleina Kay, Singer/Songwriter & EU activist) 
    • Baroness Quin (House of Lords - Labour)
    • Lee Williscroft-Ferris (Animal Welfare Party)
    • Jamie Patterson (No 10 Vigil)
    • Prof. Eleanor Spaventa (University of Durham)
  • 2.45pm - Incidental music break (Madeleina Kay)

  • 3pm - “Second half"

    • Welcome back (Dr Jacky Collins, NE4EU)
    • Lord Shipley (House of Lords - Lib Dem)
    • Neil Taylor (Scientists for EU)
    • Jude Kirton-Darling MEP (North East Member of European Parliament - Labour)
    • Natalie Bennett (Former Leader of the Green Party)
  • 3.30pm (approx) - Closing remarks (Dr Jacky Collins, North East for Europe)

  • Closing Music - 'Ode to Joy' Zac Hamilton

You can sign up to tell us you you are coming - or just come anyway!

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October 14th - Rally in Newcastle

On Saturday 14th October, Regional Rallies will be happening all over the country. There will be one in every EU constituency!
The North East's rally will be in Newcastle at Greys Monument at 2pm and will include speakers and music. Come and celebrate being European. Sign up here to be kept in touch and for more information.



European Together

One year on from the referendum, the future relationship between Britain and Europe is as unclear as it was on the morning of 24th June. We are meeting up on the anniversary of the referendum, in a city that voted to remain in the EU, to celebrate and affirm that whichever EU country we are from, we are all Europeans Together, and that we want to be able to stay united as Europeans able to live, work, contribute to and move freely between our various countries.

Visit our European Together page for more information. Details of location and programme will be available shortly.


Candidate Survey

Nominations for the general election closed on May 11th. 

North East for Europe has now written to all 127 candidates in the 29 North East constituencies to ask their views on Brexit. We have a page showing the replies received to date.

If you are a candidate and haven't yet replied, we'd love you to do so.

If you have any problems accessing the survey, please email us at info @ northeast4europe.org.uk.

You can also read our statement on our stance in the General Election.


General Election statement

North East for Europe have issued a statement on their stance in the General Election.

North East for Europe have announced they will be contacting all general election candidates in the region to ask them a few very simple questions so we can find out whether voting for them will help the fight against Brexit.  Their answers, the voting record of sitting candidates on Brexit and their party’s policy on Brexit, will be published on this website.


General Election

The sudden announcement of a general election on June 8th means that politicians are going to be knocking on doors asking for support. This is an opportunity for all of us who believe we should stay in the EU, and who think that the arguments for "Leave" last year were wrong to say so, to make our views clear, and to influence the outcome of the election.

If you have suggestions for what North East for Europe should be doing and saying during the election period, please let us know. You can email is at the address below, post to our facebook page or use the contact us page of the website. Thank you


General Election

This website was due to be updated today, 18th April, - but the announcement of a general election means the updates need updating. Please call back later this evening! If you want any information, queries or want to get involved please email info@ne4eu.org.uk


Article 50 #notInOurName #notWithMay

On Wednesday, when Theresa May triggers Article 50, we are holding two events to say that whilst invoking article 50 is bad news, with potentially drastic effects in a region such as ours, there are still two years to undo this, and we will be continuing to campaign to change minds and hearts.

At lunchtime we will have a "Fly the Flag" event at the Sunderland Winter Gardens, and at 6pm we will be part of the national "Join Hands for Europe" and will be gathering outside Newcastle Civic Centre.

If you agree with us and are free, please join us at either or both of these events. We want to show that the campaign to stay in the EU is not over, to encourage other "remainers" and to attract those who didn't vote remain, but who are worried about Brexit, and we want to keep up pressure on politicians and decision makers.


We aren't going away!

Yes, we are disappointed that Parliament has chosen not to take control over Brexit negotiations, and we understand that the government will invoke Article 50 by the end of March. But they are still heading for a damaging hard Brexit.

If, as we fear, they end up with bad deal or no deal, then the case for re-examing if the country really wants Brexit becomes stronger than ever. So our campaign goes on.

On 14th March we were at the Gateshead Millenium Bridge, and we will be popping up elsewhere. If you agree with us, please join us.


Lords amendments go back to the Commons on Monday - write to your MP now

The government have cleared space in the House of commons timetable to debate the House of Lords amendments to the Article 50 EU Withdrawal Bill on Monday - and if nevecessary, on Tuesday and Wednesday next week (13-15th March). North East for Europe is urging people to write to and lobby their MP to vote FOR the Lords' amendments. You can find out more, and how to write to your MP