22 May 2024

Your North Holderness ward candidates

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TESSA COOMBES
GREEN

I graduated as a town planner in the 1980s and have worked across business and community sectors as a policy specialist and planner.
I have lived in Hornsea for just over two years and love
the vibrancy of the local independent shops. But there is still so much more to do. The east coast is at real risk from climate change and coastal erosion. We need to be doing more practical things to ensure the council’s Climate Change Strategy works and benefits our area. I would work hard to ensure that the local community had more of a say in new developments at an early stage. We should be developing our own neighbourhood plan, one that puts people at the forefront rather than an afterthought.

JOHN REBECCHI
LIBERAL DEMOCRATS

The Gazette offered all candidates the opportunity to provide a personal statement or profile of about 100 words plus a photograph. Unfortunately nothing has been received from this candidate at the time of going to press.
However, a statement from the Liberal Democrats group said: “The Liberal Democrats have been the principal opposition party on East Riding Council since 2019, and in 2022 achieved three stunning election victories in former Conservative heartlands such as Beverley Rural, North Ferriby and Swanland and Bridlington North. Genuine political change can happen on May 4, and every East Riding resident will have true community-focused Liberal Democrat candidates to vote for at the election.
“The Conservatives have taken the East Riding for granted for decades, and it doesn’t have to be this way any more.”

NIDGE THORNTON
LABOUR

Nidge is a former member of the armed forces. He also has significant managerial experience. Currently, he’s a dedicated worker for the British Legion.
He’s passionate about the environment and climate change. Nidge thinks that the council took far too long to declare a climate emergency when it’s one of the biggest issues of our generation.
Nidge is someone who is both disciplined and committed. He knows how to run businesses and deal with finances effectively. In addition, he’s a great communicator and is easily able to work with many different groups of people.
Vote for Nidge in May.

JUNE GREENSMITH
CONSERVATIVES

Four years as a Hornsea town councillor made me very aware that North Holderness was not being represented on the cabinet.
Housing, traffic, education,
environment, health – all areas where your needs and concerns must be advocated during cabinet meetings.
A voice at the highest level of East Riding Council ensures you are heard at the time decisions that affect you are being made. A vote for June Greensmith will ensure North Holderness has that voice when the important decisions are being made.
Vote for me on May 4 so that together we can make sure North Holderness is not forgotten.

CHRIS SMITH
LIBERAL DEMOCRATS

The Gazette offered all candidates the opportunity to provide a personal statement or profile of about 100 words plus a photograph. Unfortunately nothing has been received from this candidate at the time of going to press.
However, a statement from the Liberal Democrats group said: “The Liberal Democrats have been the principal opposition party on East Riding Council since 2019, and in 2022 achieved three stunning election victories in former Conservative heartlands such as Beverley Rural, North Ferriby and Swanland and Bridlington North. Genuine political change can happen on May 4, and every East Riding resident will have true community-focused Liberal Democrat candidates to vote for at the election.
“The Conservatives have taken the East Riding for granted for decades, and it doesn’t have to be this way any more.”

JOHN WHITTLE
INDEPENDENT

I have resided in Hornsea, the town I love, for more than 40 years, and have represented North Holderness for the past 16. I have been a Hornsea town councillor and served as mayor for seven terms of office. Over the past two years I have been honoured to serve on as vice- chairman and chairman of East Riding Council.
As an Independent, I have no allegiance to any political party. My only allegiance is to you, the residents. I will never make promises I cannot keep, nor will I raise false expectations. I offer common sense, stability and experience to counter these ever more uncertain times. I will happily place myself at your service again, if you would be so kind as to grant me your vote.

BARBARA JEFFERSON
INDEPENDENT

I have had the pleasure of being your Independent representative on East Riding Council continually for 28 years. I have always loved Hornsea and over the past 46 years as a town councillor I have held numerous voluntary roles. I ran a successful campaign to retain the Floral Hall for the benefit of local people. My five parishes, which include Atwick, Bewholme, Seaton, Sigglesthorne and Mappleton, are a high priority to me and I attend all their meetings. I have been instrumental in obtaining 30mph signs, footpaths, double yellow lines and any maintenance needed at any time. I ask you to vote for me to allow me to continue to serve you for the next four years.

BRIAN STOCKDALE
LABOUR

Brian is a current and experienced town councillor, charity trustee and former long- serving company accountant. This experience means he knows how local government works and has a firm grip on finances.
Some of his interests include the environment, transport and social services. They are things that can have an effect on countless future generations and getting the issues right can help North Holderness to thrive.
Brian is disciplined, cares about standards and is passionate about helping those in need – the sort of qualities you want in a ward councillor.
Vote for Brian in May.