Workers Memorial Day

Workers’ Memorial Day is held on 28 April every year, all over the world workers and their representatives conduct events, demonstrations, vigils and a whole host of other activities to mark the day.
I intend to seek support from both North Yorkshire County Council and Scarborough Borough Council to commemorate The Workers Memorial Day which is Officially recognised by our Government and indeed Internationally throughout the World. The whole purpose of this day has always been to ‘remember the dead’. More

Labour Party’s Manifesto for Europe 2014 election

ballot boxLater this month, elections to the European Parliament will be held in all member states of the European Union (EU). The date for elections to the European Parliament in the United Kingdom will be Thursday 22 May 2014. This will mark the eighth Europe-wide election to the European Parliament since the first direct elections in 1979. There are currently 13 Labour MEPs in Europe and 70 Labour candidates will be entered for the election in 2014.

You can download Labour’s manifesto for the European elections here.


New leadership team for Labour Councillors at SBC

The Labour Group of councillors on Scarborough Borough Council has elected a new leadership team.

Cllr Colin Challen

Cllr Colin Challen

Cllr. Colin Challen has replaced Cllr Eric Broadbent as Leader and Cllr. Tina Davy has taken up Colin’s former position as Deputy Leader.

Colin said: “This is a great challenge as we head towards all out elections on the same day as the General Election next year. The growth in Labour’s support in recent years has taken the group from just two members to nine today, and we have become the effective opposition in the council chamber. Now we will be developing our ideas for how we think the Council should be run. I am very keen that we listen to what residents think, and to find ways of becoming more responsive, at a time when councils are expected to do more with less income. Ordinary people need a voice and to be represented forcefully when the Tory-led government is so intent on damaging local services.” More