17 November 2018
Scarborough Green Party has opened the call for candidates to the public in advance of next May's Local Elections.
Scarborough’s current Green Party Councillors, Dilys Cluer and Mark Vesey, will not be seeking re-election in the 2019 Scarborough Borough Council Elections. The elections will be fought along new boundaries with the whole Council up for election.
Councillor Dilys Cluer who represents the current Stepney Ward said,
“I’m standing down after 12 years as a Councillor and it is time for myself and Councillor Mark Vesey to seek a new group of candidates to represent the Greens on the Council. After 13 years of one or more Greens on Scarborough Council it would be very sad if the good work could not carry on. We’re obviously looking for people who share our values of respect for the environment and a strong belief in social justice. “
Councillor Mark Vesey, who represents the Ramshill Ward, commented,
“We’re looking for people who aren’t necessarily members of political parties at the moment but want to make a positive difference for the community and the Scarborough area. I think there’s a lot to be gained for looking for talent outside the party political machines. The Council needs people with a community focus and a desire to change Scarborough District for the better.”
Scarborough Greens are holding a ‘drop in session’ for people wanting to find out more about the Green Party and the role of Borough Councillor on Wednesday 21st November between 7.00pm and 9.00pm in the function room of the Valley Bar on Valley Road. They would also welcome any approach in advance of that date.