The next meeting of the Scarborough Branch Labour party will be a formal meeting with the shortlisted prospective parliamentary candidates

For members of Scarborough Branch Labour party.

Hello Comrades

The next meeting of the Scarborough Branch Labour party will be a formal meeting with the shortlisted prospective parliamentary candidates who are

Hugo Fearnley
Mark Gordon
Steve Howley
Simon Lightwood
Anne Murphy

Where: The Bowls Centre Peasholm Road Scarborough
When: Tuesday 3rd April 2018 at 7pm
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/448759375546136/

You will be entitled to attend this meeting if you have been a member for 6 months prior to 21st February 2018 and are not in arrears with your membership. You will need to show your membership card on the evening and will be checked in. Please arrive from 6.30pm as latecomers will not be allowed entry once the meeting has begun.

The candidates will each have 5 minutes to address members. Then they will be asked questions by the Chair which will last ten minutes. Please send me any ideas for questions that you would like the Chair to ask the candidates to scarborough@labour4scarboroughandwhitby.net

There should be an opportunity for candidates to chat informally with members at the end of the session.

This will be a great opportunity for you to hear the candidates speak and respond to questions prior to the final vote on Saturday 7th April at The Street Scarborough.

I look forward to seeing you there.

In solidarity
Jackie Turner
Branch secretary

Results from nomination meetings

Thanks to all members who came to the nomination meetings yesterday evening. It was great to have so many strong candidates to choose from. A huge thank you to all the candidates who put themselves forward for nomination.
Here are the results of the four nomination meetings which took place on 13th March 2018 at The Bowls Centre Scarborough.

East Branch
Nominations made:
Mark Gordon
Simon Lightwood
Steve Howley
Hugo Fearnley
Ann Marie Murphy
Branch nominations: Mark Gordon, Ann Marie Murphy

North Branch
Nominations made:
Steve Howley
Eric Broadbent
Mark Gordon
Simon Lightwood
Hugo Fearnley
Ann Marie Murphy
Branch nominations: Simon Lightwood, Ann Marie Murphy

South Branch
Nominations made:
Steve Howley
Mark Gordon
Branch nomination: Mark Gordon

West Branch
Nominations made:
Mark Gordon
Simon Lightwood
Hugo Fearnley
Ann Marie Murphy
Sumera
Branch nominations: Mark Gordon, Sumera

Edited/inserted 21st March:
The results of the Whitby nomination voting were as follows
Hugo Fearnley 19
Simon Lightwood 2
Steve Howley 3
Spoilt paper 1

Only one round of voting was needed because Hugo got more than 50% on the first round. The meeting then decided not to make a second nomination.

These nominations will now go forward to the selection panel who will consider the nominated candidates alongside the others e.g. Affiliated organisation’s nominations. The selection panel will make a longlist, interview those people then create a shortlist. The shortlisted candidates will then be free to canvass for member’s votes. The vote will take place on April 7th at 2pm at The Street in Scarborough.