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Labour selects former Whitby & Scarborough student as General Election candidate

Ian McInnesFormer Whitby Community College and Yorkshire Coast College student Ian McInnes has been selected as Labour’s Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for next year’s General Election.

Ian, formerly an outdoor pursuits executive organising events throughout the UK, plans to replace local Tory MP Robert Goodwill in the May 2015 General Election and become Labour’s second ever MP for the constituency

Ian was a pupil at Lealholm Primary School, Eskdale School and Whitby Community College. At the time of the historic election of Labour’s first MP for Whitby in 1997 he was Labour candidate in the Community College’s mock election. Ian later went on to Yorkshire Coast College in Scarborough. More

Big Fat Lie Exposed!

Former Cabinet Minister Alan Johnson joined Scarborough & Whitby Labour Parliamentary Candidate Ian McInnes’ at Local Industry, Jobs & Services Consultation Event-

(AND to “Nail the big fat lie”)

Representatives of local private and public industries & services had a chance to feed their concerns to local Labour Candidate Ian McInnes and former Cabinet Minister Alan Johnson at a consultation event this week (Saturday 18th April) at the Stephen Joseph Theatre.

The future of local Tourism, Manufacturing, Health, Caring, Entertainment, Farming, Fishing, Education, Mining, future Offshore Industries and Public & Private Sector Services are all to be covered in a local Economy and Services fact finding session organised by Labour’s Ian McInnes.

DSC_0880Ian McInnes said,
“I’m campaigning for a real change so we can use the incredible local assets and collective potential we have here on the coast. To do this we have to enable and encourage local people, businesses and government to work together as never before.”

“I grew up here and know the key to our future is better jobs and prospects. The Coast and Moors are being short changed with low wage jobs and in-work poverty.

The Scarborough and Whitby area is full of people of all ages with skills, motivation and real passion but many don’t realise their full potential and many move away because of limited opportunity here.” More

Let’s draw a line in ‘The Sands’

Labour wants town centre regeneration now Following the Planning Committee rejection of a plan by Benchmark to build a multi-screen cinema on the site of the former Atlantis Water Park, the Scarborough Borough Council Labour Group called for a re-think on the proposal in favour of a town centre location.

north st car park Cllr Steve Siddons who led the vote against the Cinema in the North Bay said, “The Local Plan and National Planning Policy says that developments such as a Multi-Screen Cinema should be built in the town centre rather than on an out of town location.” More