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Labour are proud to announce that local Mike Smith-Clare has been selected as candidate for the upcoming general election on June 8th.

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Mike lives in Great Yarmouth with his partner and their family. For the past 15 years Mike has created and developed innovative, common sense solutions to the challenges facing people in our borough.

In 2017, Mike received an MBE in the Queen’s New Year honours for his award-winning community work. It is a record of action and results Mike will bring to you as your next Member of Parliament.

Mike takes an active role in the local community, as a school governor, community project development manager for Great Yarmouth Town FC and panel member for the Queens Award for Voluntary Service.

Mike says; 

“I am determined to build upon the legacy of local Labour-led initiatives which have improved housing, health, employment and education.

“Our entire community deserves and demands better. We are in a position to deliver this. It is time for change!”

Mike Smith-Clare selected as candidate for Great Yarmouth on June 8th

Labour are proud to announce that local Mike Smith-Clare has been selected as candidate for the upcoming general election on June 8th.

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Great Yarmouth Constituency Labour Party looks forward to contesting the election on June 8th and seeing Great Yarmouth return a Labour MP, the government has been a disaster for the people of Great Yarmouth;

Our NHS is underfunded, Mental Health and Social Care are underfunded, Universal Credit has heavily impacted both working families and local landlords and after 7 years of austerity the Tories management of our economy has failed miserably to reduce the deficit sufficiently while more than doubling our national debt.

Cllr. Trevor Wainwright, Great Yarmouth Borough Council Labour Group Leader, said:

“Great Yarmouth desperately needs a Labour Government and a Labour MP, to build a fairer society for all residents. The austerity measures put in place over the last 7 years by this Conservative Government have quite clearly failed the majority of people In Great Yarmouth. Our Public Services, including Education and the NHS are being slowly destroyed in favour of the private sector.On June 8th we now have the opportunity to reverse this, and once again build a country in which we can all feel proud.”

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Letter to the Editor,

Like I do, I wonder how many other people find it hard to believe that Great Yarmouth's MP the Right Honourable Brandon Lewis is not willing to meet with residents in a public meeting to hear their questions about Universal Credit?

In his written answer to the Council's invitation asking to attend this meeting he accuses Labour of playing political games - I ask him what political games is he playing by snubbing the constituents he has been elected to represent in this town?

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I suspect he only wants to represent certain constituents and easy issues in order to help him climb the greasy pole to the top.

This is a politician who has spent £30,000 of your money on hotels when he has a "home" in Hemsby and one in Essex which I believe would be even closer to get back to from London yet he can't be bothered to come and listen to people whose lives have been destroyed by UC.

He doesn't want to hear about residents who have been evicted from their homes because of UC or the Landlords who have invested in mortgages so they can let a property and have not received rent from their tenants as the tenants have received no money because of their UC claim and are unable to pay the rent. This ultimately results in an eviction.

A public meeting would at least show his constituents that he does care about them even if he can do nothing to help as it is the Conservative Government policy. But instead, he hides behind lame excuses of not wanting to play political games and data protection laws.

He can't face his Constituents as he knows that the roll-out of Universal Credit in Great Yarmouth has been an unmitigated disaster and has consequences that affect those most vulnerable in our society, those that he doesn't want to stand up for.

Well, Mr Lewis, I hope you are feeling proud of yourself.

Michael Jeal

Councillor for Nelson Ward

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor, Like I do, I wonder how many other people find it hard to believe that Great Yarmouth's MP the Right Honourable Brandon Lewis is not willing...

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