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Green Candidate for Eastfield by-election
General Election result 2010
Election campaign videos
Scarborough and Whitby candidate
County Council Elections 2009
Castle Division 2009
Falsgrave and Stepney Division 2009
Newby Division 2009
Northstead Divison 2009
Woodlands Divison 2009
Weaponness and Ramshill Division 2009
European Elections in June

Green Candidate for Eastfield by-election

Mick Cutler will be the Green Party candidate in the Borough Council by-election for the Eastfield ward on 24th September. Mick is a secondary school teacher and lives in Crossgates. He says,

"If elected, I will actively support the Incredible Edible Eastfield scheme, particularly seeking the involvement of young people.

"I will continue to campaign for the Hospital Bus to stop in Eastfield, making it easier for residents to access the hospital. I will also continue to campaign against proposed cuts to our public transport that could leave many without transport in the evenings and at weekends. I firmly believe that cuts in public spending must not be aimed at those who can least afford them.

"I will work hard to make our community one to be proud of."


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General Election result 2010

The Green Party came sixth out of eight in the 2010 General Election in Scarborough & Whitby with 734 votes (1.49%). The winner was Robert Goodwill (CON) with 21,108 votes (42.83%). Labour and the Liberal Democrats came second and (close) third.

Green Party candidate Dilys Cluer said, "I'm naturally disappointed not to have done better, as I feel we ran a good campaign. But on the doorstep I got the message that although voters sympathise with Green policies, they were desperate to oust either the sitting MP or the Labour government and so intended to vote for one of the 'big three'. I am confident that in the local elections next year voters will swing behind the Green candidates again.

"Moreover I am delighted that the Green Party now has its first MP. In Brighton Pavilion, Caroline Lucas was elected in spite of a strong Labour and Conservative campaign. I'm sure she will do her utmost not only to represent her constituents but also to persuade other MPs of the common sense of many of our policies."

The next scheduled election in Scarborough and Whitby is the election for Scarborough Borough Council in May 2011.

Pictured are Green Party members at the Count for Scarborough and Whitby.

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Election campaign videos

A campaign video for Dilys Cluer can be see here

and the Green Party's Party Election Broadcast can be seen here

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Scarborough and Whitby candidate

Green Party Councillor Dilys Cluer is the Green Party's prospective candidate for the Scarborough and Whitby constituency at the General Election.

Cllr. Cluer was elected as a councillor for Stepney Ward in 2007 after standing numerous times in local elections, but this is the first time she has been chosen as a prospective parliamentary candidate. The local party chose her by postal ballot following a local hustings meeting.

Cllr. Cluer said, "I am honoured to have been given the chance of representing the Green Party at this level. After working on green issues at local level for many years as a campaigner and now on the Council, I have the experience necessary to take on this wider challenge.

"My theme at the General Election, in addition to any others chosen by the party, will be climate change and energy security.

"For decades Greens have been pointing out that many of the planet's resources are finite. That fact was brought to the fore by last year's rise in the price of oil. The recession has given us a breathing space, but we must not be fooled. There is a permanent supply and demand problem. To have energy security we must rapidly reduce our demand for energy and find other ways of producing what we need.

"Climate change is an even more pressing problem. For all its fine words, the government has not been effective in reducing our emissions of climate-changing gases. Our country is near the bottom of the European table for the percentage of energy produced from renewable sources. Gordon Brown revealed his lack of understanding last year, since his response to the high oil price was to urge the production of more oil!

"Whatever happens at Copenhagen, we cannot just wait for international agreements. We need to implement serious climate protection measures in this country and then we can urge others to follow. I demand nothing less."


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County Council Elections 2009

There were six Green Party candidates in Scarborough and one in Ryedale in the elections for North Yorkshire County Council 2009, as well as others elsewhere in the county. We wanted to ensure that Green issues are high on the agenda of the County Council, and to give as many people as possible the chance to vote Green, showing that they regard these matters as important.

For Green Party policies, please follow the link to the Green Party of England and Wales.

The candidates' results are given below. They represent a solid advance for the Green Party in Scarborough as our percentage of the vote increased considerably in all cases, most notably in Castle and in Falsgrave & Stepney.


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Castle Division 2009

Jason Mullen was the Green Party candidate in the Castle Division in the 2009 County Council elections. A supporter of the Green Party for over two decades, he became actively involved as a member four years ago before going on to stand as a candidate for Castle Ward in the 2007 Borough elections.

Results:
Janet Jefferson (IND) 694 43.3%
Ros Fox (CON) 319 20%
Michelle Andrew (LAB) 240 15.1%
Jason Mullen (GREEN) 222 13.9%
Malcolm Short (LIB DEM) 119 7.5%

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Falsgrave and Stepney Division 2009

David Malone was the candidate in the Falsgrave and Stepney Division in the County Council elections in 2009.
He is the father of three children who all attend Gladstone Road Junior School. He is by profession a science documentary film maker, most of whose work has been for BBC and Channel 4. He lives and works in Falsgrave.

Results:
Pat Marsburg (IND) 531 25.8%
Robert Owens (CON) 480 23%
David Malone (GREEN) 433 21%
Andrew Sharp (LAB) 259 12.6%
Kevin Riley (LIB DEM) 204 9.9%
Kevan Foulds (BNP) 151 7.3%

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Newby Division 2009

Sarah Priestley was the candidate for the Newby Division in 2009. Sarah was born and brought up in Scarborough. She is currently self-employed and has been teaching yoga in Scarborough for the past ten years.
Sarah is a keen gardener and walker and feels passionate about protecting and improving the health of our people and planet. She stood as a Green Party candidate in the Borough Council elections in 2007.

Results:
Andrew Backhouse (CON) 685 34%
Phil McDonald (LAB) 406 20.2%
Liz Black (LIB DEM) 392 19.5%
Bill Miller (IND) 370 18.4%
Sarah Priestley (GREEN) 160 8%


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Northstead Divison 2009

Kate White was the Green Party candidate in the Northstead Division in 2009. She teaches yoga and dance, and has two adult daughters. She is a member of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) and serves on their local finance committee, and is minutes secretary of the local Green Party.

Kate is concerned to promote healthy food, growing more of what we eat locally, and the responsible stewardship of our land, having regard to the finite resources of our planet. She stood as a Green Party candidate in the Borough Council elections in 2007.

Results:
Peter Popple (IND) 567 31%
Derek Bastiman (CON) 504 27.5%
Eric Broadbent (LAB) 350 19.1%
Kate White (GREEN) 228 12.4%
Chris Walker (LIB DEM) 182 10%


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Woodlands Divison 2009

Chris Phillips was the Green Party candidate for the Woodlands Division in 2009. Chris has lived in Scarborough for 19 years, first in Barrowcliff and then in Alexandra Park. While living in Barrowcliff, he was a member of Barrowcliff Tenants and Residents Association, serving as Chairman for a year.

Now retired, he is very active, currently serving as secretary of Scarborough Philatelic Society, treasurer of Phoenix Drama and co-chair of Scarborough Green Party.

Results:
Bill Chatt (IND) 442 24.4%
Peter Southward (CON) 438 24.2%
David Billing (LAB) 364 20%
Geoffrey Evans (LIB DEM) 361 19.9%
Chris Phillips (GREEN) 205 11.3%


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Weaponness and Ramshill Division 2009

Judy Deans was the Green Party candidate for the Weaponness and Ramshill Division. Judy was born and bred in Scarborough. She taught Biology, Agricultural and Horticultural Science for ten years. Since leaving teaching she has run her own businesses; first a guest house and then reflexology and massage. She is now involved in caring work.

Judy has always been intensely interested in the natural world and the impact of our exploitation of it. She has been a member of Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth for years and was a founder member of the local food group and Scarborough Against Genetic Engineering.

Results:

Penny Marsden (IND) 933 39%
Martin Smith (CON) 797 33.3%
Rod Rodgers (LIB DEM) 305 12.7%
Barry Edwards (LAB) 185 7.7%
Judy Deans (GREEN) 175 7.3%




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European Elections in June

Elections for the European Parliament took place on 4th June. The Green Party had a full list of candidates. Our lead candidate in Yorkshire and the Humber is Martin Hemingway, a teacher and experienced politician.

Proportional representation in these elections gives smaller parties a better chance of getting elected. For more details of the campaign in this region, see the regional party website


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