30 May 2024

Your South East Holderness ward candidates

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Introduction and map of Holderness wards

IAN BLACKBURN
LABOUR

In May, we have the elections for our council and the main question is, how do we make it work for the people of Holderness? It does not need reform; it needs setting a direction of how it serves us. Listening to the people is vital for well run councils. Acting on what the people see as important, is how a good council works. Getting the basics right is a good start.
We need councillors who listen to the people and work with the council, getting the best for the people.
It’s how councillors work to serve the people. That is my commitment – to serve the people of Holderness.

CHERYL GILES
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.”

CLAIRE HOLMES
CONSERVATIVES

It has been my privilege to represent you at County Hall since 2021 and I hope to continue to do so. I represent you as part of cabinet with an emphasis on planning, infrastructure and housing. I volunteer on a number of outside bodies including the Drainage Board and Police and Crime Panel.
My priorities are helping communities prosper, supporting businesses and ensuring young people have access to good education. We are all part of the same community. I live in Patrington with my husband who is a publican. My children attend a local school. I want to continue to ensure that our residents get the best council services possible.

DANIEL WHITAKER
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.”

MARTIN DEVANNEY
LABOUR

Martin works incredibly hard to increase awareness of the issues and make sure people get what they deserve. This passion to make a difference spans decades.
As an experienced parish councillor in Holderness, he knows how local government works and how to make it work effectively. Martin will be able to successfully campaign for the real change that you need.
As a priority, he wants the whole community to see more spent on health and social care.
Martin will stand up for you and those who you care about.
Vote for Martin in May.

LYN HEALING
CONSERVATIVES

I have been honoured to be your ward councillor for the last eight years working on many issues on behalf of you, the residents of South East Holderness. I am actively involved within the locality, being the deputy mayor of Withernsea, chair of the board of trustees at Shores and involved with many local groups. As a county councillor I am on many different committees and I am chair of overview management and scrutiny. I am your voice at County Hall and will continue to be so if I am re-elected. I am local to Withernsea and understand local issues.
I am not a 9-5 councillor – if you have a problem, please contact me.

ALAN LUCKRAFT
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.”

JON DIMBERLINE
REFORM UK

As a long-standing resident in South East Holderness and as a person who enjoys helping people on the ground with all kinds of issues, it seemed sensible to apply to become a local ward councillor.
Sadly, as a previous Conservative leaner, I could no longer support a party that treats its public the way it does. My thinking was, it’s time for something completely different, something based on common sense, so I have joined and been welcomed by the Reform Party, who are basing all their pledges and policies on good old-fashioned common sense economics. I see now as a time for the beginnings of change. I’m loving the journey so far; win or lose, it’s an amazing experience – thanks to everyone for their support.

RICKY HOGGARD
YORKSHIRE PARTY

I am standing as a frustrated resident to give the Holderness area a real representative voice and not just toe a main party line.
If elected I would highlight the disparity between our coastal towns and the more affluent areas of the East Riding.
Our roads and paths are crumbling in our villages and Withernsea should be one of our jewels and yet is yearning for fair levelling-up funding.
Let me be your voice at County Hall as we have been neglected for far too long.
It’s time we were heard – please vote for change.

SEAN McMASTER
CONSERVATIVES

It is a great honour to be selected as a candidate for South East Holderness – a community I am eternally grateful to, for giving my family and I a home after emigrating from Zimbabwe in the late 1990s. I live in Keyingham with my partner Trish, and our adopted three-year-old sphynx cat, Bella.
If I am lucky enough to be elected in May, I promise to work hard for this community and ensure East Riding Council continues to offer the best services for you. We must always take interest in what goes on nationally, but our aim as local representatives is to make sure local services work for you. That is within our power – that is our aim.