The Labour Party’s policy review is well-advanced – a plan to rebuild Britain in the interests of the many, not the few. It’s a fully costed programme of sensible and fair proposals that will regenerate the economy, start to address the climate crisis, and give ordinary people security and opportunity.
So what are the most urgent local priorities for Scarborough and Whitby? On the doorstep, our parliamentary candidate Hugo Fearnley and his team are listening to your concerns about lack of opportunities for our young people, about the housing crisis, poor or non-existent public transport, worsening access to healthcare, about the scandalous treatment of WASPI women, of people on Universal Credit, and of disabled claimants.
This is a large and diverse constituency, stretching 40 miles from end to end, and including urban and rural areas, a mix of well-to-do and people in dire need. We don’t always know which of our neighbours are struggling, but it’s clear that poverty is not limited to a few urban places.
The local Labour Party wants to understand more about the realities of people’s lives in Scarborough and Whitby. You can see the results of our research via the links from this page. We’re aiming to make this a better, fairer place to live, and here we’re sharing our ideas about how to achieve this.