Newcastle City of Sanctuary wants to do more to help refugees:

Nick Forbes Labour leader of Newcastle City Council in a speech made in Newcastle city council talked said that Newcastle prides itself as a city of sanctuary and Newcastle prides itself for putting itself forward as it city to help those in need.

Forbes also called on members of the public and Media to not use derogatory language towards refugees and those seeking asylum.

The Leader of the opposition in Newcastle; Liberal Democrat Anita Lower called on Newcastle to be one of the first cities make a stand and for Newcastle to take on an extra 30 People