Still over 6 months away, the election on Thursday 7th May 2015 will see three seats in the South West Holderness Ward contested. Labour believes the South West Holderness Ward is winnable for the Party and has struck out early delivering its first election leaflet in an effort perhaps to set the political agenda for the campaign that will follow.
Fracking – the technique designed to recover gas and oil from shale rock – features highly in the Labour campaign with a call for a moratorium (a legal delay on agreements and obligations) on fracking while its risks and impacts are assessed.
Improving roads and parking, affordable housing, and more ERYC powers being delegated to Town and Parish Councils are some of the issues raised in the leaflet along with a pledge to act on behalf of communities rather than property developers and energy companies.
The three local candidates standing for Labour in the ERYC election are Neil Black, Steve Gallant and Brian Stockdale.
Also declared as a candidate is UKIP’s Terry West. The sitting councillors are two Conservatives Mike Bryan and John Dennis and Independent Ann Suggit.