We live in a beautiful part of the country and need to protect and improve it through new, greener initiatives. Stewart Campbell
Stewart Campbell

The Tories have run Scarborough Borough Council as a self-interest group, in a complacent and incompetent manner with scant regard to the residents, their electorate. Elect Mike Stonehouse and myself as councillors, and we will be committed, competent and engaged for the benefit of you all. We will endeavour to improve services and the performance of the council.

We live in a beautiful part of the country and need to protect and improve it through new, greener initiatives, especially in Whitby.

It is time for a change, vote Labour and elect a councillor who will represent the many and not just a select few.

My own history is steeped in the labour movement and trade unionism. I have been a member of the Labour party for 20 years, and on and off prior to that. I was a union activist for over 30 years, firstly in the Civil Service and then the RMT when working for South West Trains, before starting my own business in 2006 having moved north to Kingston upon Hull.

After selling my business in 2017, I relocated to Whitby, where I have had a house on Park Place since 2004. With more free time I became more involved in local politics and am now standing for election to Scarborough Borough Council to represent Streonshalh ward.

My other interests are diverse. I have been an activist in the Campaign for Real Ale for 15 years, having been a member for 25 years. I have held numerous branch positions including Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, Pub Protection Officer, Magazine Editor and Beer Festival Organiser. I currently hold two national positions within the organization.

Any other time I have is spent reading historical and crime novels, improving my ability to recognise British bird species, and enjoying pub quizzes.

pressing for changes which empower local people and allow all to flourish Mike Stonehouse
Mike Stonehouse

Residents know that we live in a beautiful area, but also that Whitby has suffered badly from austerity cuts and from poor policy-making. I want to press for changes which empower local people and allow all to flourish in a sustainable way.

I’m currently completing postgraduate part-time study in Energy & Sustainable Development, and intend that my knowledge feeds into my role as a councillor in a practical way.

I have lived in the Whitby area all my life, and have been active playing, refereeing and watching local sport. I worked as a local authority housing officer, then for 18 years as science teacher in a secondary school. I’m committed to the idea of public service.

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