UKIP fighting all 13 seats in Yarmouth Borough Council elections

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Friday, April 25, 2014
10:00 AM

UKIP is fielding candidates in all 13 of the seats in the Great Yarmouth Borough Council elections next month.

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A third of the council’s 39 seats are going to the polls with nominations closing this afternoon, Thursday.

Labour currently hold control by just one councillor over the Conservatives.

Several long-time councillors are not seeking re-election; among them are Labour’s Mick Castle – who is also a county councillor; former Tory mayor Tony Smith, and Labour’s John Holmes and Charles Marsden.

Former Yarmouth MP Tony Wright is standing for Labour in Gorleston ward where he will be up against current mayor, John Burroughs (Con).

Labour and the Tories are contesting all seats and this time around the Green Party has a strong showing fielding seven candidates.

Nomination:

*denotes sitting councillor

BRADWELL NORTH

Lynne Shenna Connell, UKIP

Christina Horne, Lab

*Graham Robert Plant, Con

BRADWELL SOUTH & HOPTON

Carl Adrian Annison, UKIP

Peter David Fairhead, Lab

Demetris Leon Mavroudis, Con

*Previously held by Conservatives

CAISTER NORTH

Sarah Louise Bloomfield, Green

John Henry Cutting, UKIP

Ronald Charles Hanton, Con

Christopher Wright, Lab

*previously held by Conservatives

CAISTER SOUTH

Thomas Charles Andrews, UKIP

Sandra Rose Griffiths, Lab

Carl Smith, Con

Harry Webb, Green

*previously held by Conservatives

CENTRAL & NORTHGATE

Malcolm Dudley Bird, UKIP

Patricia Page, Con

Brian Gordon Pilkington, Lab

Amanda Sarah Webb, Green

*previously held by Labour

CLAYDON

Margaret Mary Greenacre, Con

Tabitha Faith Alice Rodwell, UKIP

*Colleen Monica Walker, Lab

EAST FLEGG

Clayton Grayhame Greene, UKIP

John Mallett, Green

Stacey Nash, Lab

*Shirley Ann Weymouth, Con

GORLESTON

Patricia Bardwell, Green

*John Burroughs, Con

Kay Elizabeth Grey, UKIP

Tony Wright, Lab

LOTHINGLAND

Adrian Paul Myers, UKIP

*Barry Michael Stone, Con

Christine Williamson, Labour

MAGDALEN

Danny Andrew Chambers, UKIP

Brian Michael Dolton, Con

*Trevor Wainwright, Labour

NELSON

Thomas Lewis Allen, Con

Diana Freshwater, Green

*Valerie Jean Pettit, Labour

Kathryn Ann Stenhouse, UKIP

SOUTHTOWN & COBHOLM

Robert John Connell, UKIP

Victoria Kate Snedker, Con

Christina Stewart, Lab

*previously held by Labour

YARMOUTH NORTH

Penny Carpenter, Con

Rachel Louise Jones, UKIP

Paula Nadine Waters-Bunn, Lab

Joshua White, Green

*previously held by Labour

21 comments

  • Peter Watson, if your labour party are so hot on workers rights how come they never made any effort to get rid of zero hours despite promising to do so for years?

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    John Bridge

    Tuesday, April 29, 2014

  • I like the straight talking that UKIP comes out with. They are not afraid to speak the truth. Our past govenments has given far too much away over the last few decades. We are not a proud country at the moment, but we still have the vote to make a change.

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    vegas

    Tuesday, April 29, 2014

  • Those who are thinking about voting UKIP may well be retired but do they want their children and grandchildren to continue to have maternity rights in the workplace and the right to 4 weeks paid holiday,as it is UKIP who would take them away?

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    Peter Watson

    Tuesday, April 29, 2014

  • Oh dear, it sounds like Henry the Cat can't bear the thought of his precious 'professional politicians' losing their seats to a bunch of perfectly nice, intelligent fresh faces who want to actually work towards improving Great Yarmouth for its constituents! I very much suspect that on the doorstep UKIP have been receiving a lot of support if only just to get rid of the liars and wasters that have inhabited it for far too long!

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    Alex Monk

    Monday, April 28, 2014

  • PDH, you read like an agent provocateur, I don't know anybody who is anti-UKIP who would use your "arguments", which seem to me to be worded so that they can be attacked. Your claim that you can trace your ancestry back to the Saxon invasions is preposterous, unless you have a chain of birth certificates and written records stretching back 1500 years. On a forum I help moderate, we learned long ago that a favourite trick of UKIP and BNP supporters is to post much as you have done. I don't buy you at all - and I oppose Europe, as I have for 44 years, and believe in immigration control.

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    Henry the cat

    Monday, April 28, 2014

  • How on earth does your portrayal of the typical UKIP voter stand up to scrutiny when today the polls put them in front of all the other main parties. There must be an awful lot of white elderly middle class voters specifically being targeted by the pollsters. Another myth, alike many others about UKIP.

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    BG

    Sunday, April 27, 2014

  • PDH, you say you speak as you find, so do I.

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    John Bridge

    Sunday, April 27, 2014

  • PDH, the various parts of London from which my family originated and where the wife and I have lived have been turned upside down by wave after wave of immigration. Countless thousands upon thousands and every social problem compounded many times over. Too many people are quick to cite racism, it is not racism it is genuine fear and resentment.

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    John Bridge

    Sunday, April 27, 2014

  • I speak as I find as a person born bred and still living in Norfolk from a family who can be traced back to the Saxon invasion (European Immigrants) who sees the bigotry and abuse given out to people of differing counties, countries, colours, race, religion, sexuality and opinions. Mainly from people who are from similar circumstances as myself.

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    PDH

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • PDH, you say that the majority of people in Norfolk are insular self centred with little knowledge of anything other than their own little world. Blimey, you really do think yourself somebody!

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    John Bridge

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • The rise of UKIP really scares me. White, elderly middle class people, mainly men who want to turn the clock back to the more insular times of the late forties and fifties and to put an end to progress. Because the majority of people in Norfolk have an insular self centred outlook and have little knowledge of anything other than their own little world they will do very well here. But it will be a move that will isolate and alienate the UK against the rest of the world in a global society.

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    PDH

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • Another important factor in the public swing away from Labour and the conservatives is the use of the party whip exposed by Cllr Kemp, labour, and Cllr Dewsbury, conservative. People expect the person they vote for to represent them not the whim of the political group leader. Ukip, the Libdems and the Greens allow their members the freedom to speak and vote freely as an independent can. With all the planned development across Norfolk people need representation in council not group leaders puppets!

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    Canary Boy

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • Peter Watson - The people who ruined the Nhs weren`t the Tories, but Labour. Labour poured billions into it creating thousands of jobsworth managers and spent millions glaming up the hospitals but doing nothing to improve the efficiency of the Nhs. Only when they left office did the truth come out about their lamentable out of hours deal with the doctors which has singularly done more harm to the Nhs than any other policy of theirs. Then of course we have had scandal after scandal to hit the Nhs. All traceable back to the meddling of Labour who thought more about league tables and perceptions rather than good comes. As for UKIP. No one cares what their policies are. The electorate are just feed up with the PR spin and everything that goes with it of the three main parties.

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    BG

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • UKIP involve themselves, on behalf of all people in Norfolk, very effectively. They dont sit on their backsides waiting for council officers to tell them what to say and do instead they use their own party funds to independently research an issue so they can then act in the best interests of us all. The incinerator is a prime example of that and will ensure in the west, at least, the party will do very well. Top man Toby, and his team, although late to the battle made all the difference in the end to the most shameful period in the history of ncc. I was staunch conservative I am now UKIP. Glad to see Castle dare not stand knowing he would be last at the ballot box.

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    Canary Boy

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • You might as well flush your vote down the toilet if you choose to vote for this mob. They are the BNP in disguise.

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    Toxteth O'Grady

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • UKIP for me. After the 13 years of Labour ruining the country with their idealogy on immigration, the privatising of the NHS, Blair's war and Broons selling off of the gold at stupid fifty percent of its worth not to mention Mandelson and all the slimy cronies I would not like to see Labour in power in any way forthe rest of my living days. The Tories have not faired too well as they had a golden opportunity to rectify some things and have not done so apart from clamping down benefits. Farage's lot is needed to shake things up.

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    wes1975

    Friday, April 25, 2014

  • Voters,especially those over 60,need to have a good look at UKIP's policies regarding the National Health Service.We already know you can never trust the Tories with the NHS but UKIP wants to have a smaller state and drastically reduced public services,which would ,inevitably,mean the end of the NHS.NHS care is the most important issue for many of us and we mustn't let UKIP ruin it.

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    Peter Watson

    Friday, April 25, 2014

  • This will be the same as last time round. A vote for UKIP will gift Labour even more seats and will allow some of the dead wood in Labour to continue as councillors. I suppose as usual the media will be throwing the kitchen sink at UKIP in their attempt to shore up the Labour and or Tory votes. I think people don`t care what UKIP stands for. They are voting for them because they are fed up with the hollow promises of the three, look alike and sound alike, main parties

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    BG

    Friday, April 25, 2014

  • So far as I'm aware, "V", there's only one Labour councillor who's a member of the funny handshake brigade (and quite open about it), and the "Lib" part of your Lib-Lab-Con doesn't apply at all. Independents have the same chance as anybody else, and some have done well (but not well enough) in the past. It's the voters who elect councillors, not parties. UKIP is being fairly easily unravelled on the doorstep by stressing the local nature of these elections, and that councils and councillors can have no effect on Europe or immigration - and by revealing the consequences of some of UKIP's less well known but ugly policies for the NHS, workplace rights, etc. UKIP isn't having it all their own way this time.

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    Henry the cat

    Friday, April 25, 2014

  • The state Britain is in is a direct result of the systematic betrayal of the British people by the three main parties. Whatever your views on UKIP we have a chance to shake up this treacherous trio.

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    John Bridge

    Friday, April 25, 2014

  • Maybe its time to smash the council, funny handshake, old guard of Lib-Lab-Con councillors and get new blood in there. For too long the same old ones have ruled the council through being put through by their respective parties, so independents stand no chance

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    "V"

    Friday, April 25, 2014

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