Holgate Blog

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Labour's candidate Kallum Taylor has become the newest member of City of York Coucil, elected with 50% of the votes cast in the Holgate by-election yesterday.

Speaking shortly after the result was announced, Kallum said:

"Tomorrow the real work begins. For me. For all of us. We have to keep making our voices heard so that more people hear them, and our voices become a shout. A shout of outrage at the way so many people in York are living. No. Not living. Existing. Existing because they’re working two or three jobs just to stay still. Existing because their home is unsuitable or affordable or both. Existing because they have loved ones who can’t get the care or medical attention they need. In a city like York it’s just not right that we have children who are hungry, families who are homeless and – behind closed doors and curtains – people isolated by austerity.

"I’ll not forget speaking to one of our senior citizens on the phone about the holes in Holly Bank Road. He thanked me for calling, said he’d vote for me, and then added that I was the first person he’d spoken to all day. It was 8pm at night. It’s not just our roads here in Holgate which are full of holes, it’s the policies of our council. Short-term, bodge it, patch it up policies with no vision and ambition for our city.

"We deserve better. We deserve much better.

"Now you have put your faith in me, I will take your passion, your energy and your hunger for change into the council chamber. I will work hard to deliver the policies that Holgate and this city deserves.

"Let’s inspire members, supporters and sympathisers across the city and out into the villages to win enough wards to turn York red next year. Only by delivering a Labour controlled council can we transform York into a city of hope and opportunity for the many.

"Tonight is the start of that change. Together we can deliver it."

Labour's Kallum Taylor wins Holgate by-election

Labour's candidate Kallum Taylor has become the newest member of City of York Coucil, elected with 50% of the votes cast in the Holgate by-election yesterday. Speaking shortly after the...

Kallum Taylor

Kallum Taylor, a 27-year-old Holgate resident who works for a local housing association has been chosen to be Labour's candidate at the Holgate by-election.

Kallum Taylor selected to contest Holgate by-election

Kallum Taylor, a 27-year-old Holgate resident who works for a local housing association has been chosen to be Labour's candidate at the Holgate by-election. Read more

Team Holgate

Labour's campaign for the Holgate by-election got off to a flying start this week. Dozens of local activists have been taking Labour's message of hope to people in Holgate, and have been responding to their concerns about local issues. We look forward to being able to speak with many more people over the coming weeks.

Sonja Crisp, who served for 11 years on the Council, announced her retirement on Friday 5 January. She said: “I have been a part of a very productive and dedicated team of three Labour Councillors for Holgate Ward and am proud of the things we have been able to achieve for local residents.

Voters in Holgate will go to the polls to choose an new councillor on Thursday 15 February. Holgate Labour Party members will be choosing the candidate to contest the vacancy on the evening on Friday 12 January.

 

 

Holgate by-election campaign off to a flying start

Labour's campaign for the Holgate by-election got off to a flying start this week. Dozens of local activists have been taking Labour's message of hope to people in Holgate, and have...

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Rachael Maskell joined local Labour candidates and Holgate residents to celebrate World Earth Day on their allotments in Holgate. This was to mark Labour’s campaign to make York a sustainable city and national Labour policies on tackling climate change.

Mary Cannon
Sonja Crisp
Fiona Derbyshire

Labour's Holgate candidates

Rachael Maskell

Labour's York Central candidate

Celebrating World Earth Day in Holgate

Rachael Maskell joined local Labour candidates and Holgate residents to celebrate World Earth Day on their allotments in Holgate. This was to mark Labour’s campaign to make York a sustainable...

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Hilary Benn visited Holgate to discuss with Labour’s Holgate campaign team how the site can come forward thanks to York Labour and the West Yorks and York Combined Authority.

Mary Cannon
Sonja Crisp
Fiona Derbyshire

Labour's Holgate candidates

Rachael Maskell

Labour's York Central candidate

Hilary Benn visits Holgate

Hilary Benn visited Holgate to discuss with Labour’s Holgate campaign team how the site can come forward thanks to York Labour and the West Yorks and York Combined Authority. Mary...

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Rachael Maskell, Labour's candidate for York Central, joined members of Labour's Holgate campaign team to meet local people and chat about the May elections. Among issues people raised in conversations were the need for more affordable housing so younger people can rent or buy in York, and the problems with adult social care caused by Tory/LibDem Government cuts.

Mary Cannon
Sonja Crisp
Fiona Derbyshire

Labour's Holgate candidates

Tory/LibDem Government social care cuts the big issue in Holgate

Rachael Maskell, Labour's candidate for York Central, joined members of Labour's Holgate campaign team to meet local people and chat about the May elections. Among issues people raised in conversations...

Fiona Derbyshire, one of Labour’s new candidates for Holgate, has been following up concerns raised by local residents. Fiona went to see for herself the litter tipped next to St Barnabas' school and inspected the source of the complaints about the poor road surfaces on Carlton Street. Fiona will be campaigning on these issues and more in order to get improvements in Holgate.

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 This is next to St Barnabas' school where litter had been tipped.

 

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This is in Carlton street where we have received complaints about the poor road surface. 

Mary Cannon
Sonja Crisp
Fiona Derbyshire

Labour's Holgate candidates

Fiona Derbyshire, follows up Holgate residents’ concerns

Fiona Derbyshire, one of Labour’s new candidates for Holgate, has been following up concerns raised by local residents. Fiona went to see for herself the litter tipped next to St...

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