Local councillor selected as Labour candidate for the General Election

Eric Broadbent

Eric Broadbent

Scarborough councillor and former Mayor, Eric Broadbent, has been selected as the Labour candidate for Scarborough and Whitby for the General Election on the 8th June.
Mr Broadbent attended Northstead and Friarage County Modern Schools, before being taken on as an apprentice coach-builder with Plaxtons. Married with three grown up children, Eric has been a local councillor for over 20 years and has previously served as Mayor of Scarborough.
He is currently Borough Councillor for Scarborough Central Ward, County Councillor for Northstead Division and leader of the Labour group on North Yorkshire County Council.
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Jeremy Corbyn’s 10 pledges to transform Britain

We can build a Britain that works for all of us

Labour’s aim is to rebuild and transform Britain, for the many not the few. These ten pledges set out the framework for what Labour will campaign for – and what a Labour government will do. You can help us to shape policies in these areas, and more.

Pledge 1 — Full employment

We will create a million good quality jobs across our regions and nations, and guarantee a decent job for all. By investing £500 billion in infrastructure and industry, backed up by a publicly-owned National Investment Bank and regional banks, we will build a high skilled, high tech, low carbon economy to ensure that no one and no community is left behind.

We will invest in the high speed broadband, energy, transport and homes that our country needs and allow good businesses to thrive,
and support a new generation of co-operative enterprises.

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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

Labour Councillors propose cut to number of councillors in North Yorkshire

In their first policy announcement of the new year prior to local elections in May, Scarborough Borough Council Labour Group has called for a reduction in the number of councillors representing the borough’s area from 64 to 28. This would be part of a radical shake-up of local councils, by creating one council providing all services instead of the present two – North Yorkshire County Council and Scarborough Borough Council. In the Borough Council area there are currently 50 Borough Councillors and 14 County Councillors. More

How I’ve fund raised for the Labour Party locally without going outside the front door

Hope you’ve all managed to finish your Christmas shopping and if you did it online that you joined up to easyfundraising to raise funds for the Labour Party at the same time. We’ve raised about £100 so far and it hasn’t cost a penny more than the products we chose to buy. Couldn’t be simpler or more pain-free!

And, it’s all come from businesses who couldn’t give a toss for the Labour Party. I would always prefer to shop with a local independent store. But where that’s not possible, then I choose to shop in a way that helps our Labour Party here locally. More

A recovery for the many, not just a privileged few – Ed Miliband speech

Ed_Miliband_2Click to see Ed Miliband explain his vision for the many

Thursday 13 November 2014

This election is a fight about a different direction for Britain, to make it work for everyday people, not just for a privileged few with:

  • A recovery that works for you and your family.
  • The next generation doing better than the last.
  • The NHS there when you need it.

And we’re in a fight not because our opponents think we’re destined to lose. We are in a fight because they fear we are going to win. Our task is simple: not to be distracted, but to focus on the prize of changing this country. More

Local Labour to host ‘Campaigning to Win’ Conference

Labour Campaign Targets Scarborough Borough Council and Scarborough and Whitby Westminster Seat

Local Labour councillors, members and supporters, boosted by recent Borough by-election victories and polls showing growing support since 2010, will meet this weekend to plan for the trio of elections over the next 15 months.

LindaMacAvanCouncillors from across Yorkshire and the Humber, together with Yorkshire Labour  MEP Linda McAvan, will speak to future candidates and campaigners about campaigning at an event in Scarborough on Saturday 29th March.

Councillor Eric Broadbent, Leader of the Labour Group at Scarborough Borough Council said,

“This conference is the start of our planning to build on our successes and prove that we are a strong campaigning force that can deliver change to Scarborough & Whitby with our best ever European election campaign this year and the best candidates for a Labour Council and a Labour MP in 2015. More

Stepping up the pressure

What a difference three years make. Back in 2010 our constituency Labour Party was at a low ebb. We had lost heavily at the General Election and had just two Scarborough councillors and not a single County Councillor.

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As we move into 2014, we can see that the tide is turning and we really are getting back into our stride with the election of:

  • 9 Borough councillors
  • 4 County Councillors, as well as
  • Several members serving as parish and town councillors.

And these councillors really are making a difference and forcing those in power to reconsider decisions and to sit up and take notice of what the people of Scarborough and Whitby really want. More

Resounding Win for Labour’s Tony Randerson in Eastfield

Tony Randerson

RESIDENTS in Eastfield elected Labour Party candidate Tony Randerson on Thursday 21 November in a by-election that followed the resignation of Lib/Dem Councillor Geoff Evans.

Councillor Randerson gained a runaway victory for Labour, capturing a 49% share of the vote, leaving the Conservative candidate trailing in third place with just 5%.

Election Candidate Party Votes %
 Mr Tony Randerson Labour 310 49% Elected
 Mr Jonathan Dodds UK Independence Party 175 28% Not elected
 Carole Lucille Gerada Independent 96 15% Not elected
 Mr William Baines Conservative 32 5% Not elected
 Ms Annette Hudspeth Green Party 11 2% Not elected
 Mrs Dawn Maxwell Independent 10 2% Not elected

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