Times Article: ‘The Tories are doing Corbyn’s job for him’

January 20 2018, 12:01am, The Times The Tories are doing Corbyn’s job for him Janice Turner For voters increasingly sceptical about unfettered capitalism, the Carillion saga makes socialism dangerously seductive. Firefighters on standby in Oxfordshire to serve school meals, men in hard hats sent home from building roads, hospital managers worried wards won’t be cleaned. There’s a whiff of Winter of Discontent about the Carillion affair. A fear basic services could unravel, jobs evaporate, firms be dragged down. In the Conservative playbook, it is exactly the cascading crisis a Jeremy Corbyn government would create if it got into power. Yet … Continue reading Times Article: ‘The Tories are doing Corbyn’s job for him’

About Austerity

The Conservative Government has reduced the budget of Redcar and Cleveland Council so severely that we have been forced to make over £90 million in cuts since 2010.  Their plan is to remove direct government funding entirely and leave us with Council Tax and Business Rate revenue.  This has made it a real struggle to continue to deliver services to residents as we and they would wish.  The easy savings have long since been made, and every further pound in savings now is cutting deeper into front-line services. The decisions get much harder to take, especially when the social effects … Continue reading About Austerity

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About Me

Saltburn is a great place both to represent and to live in. As well as being involved in the family business, Real Meals, and helping put on the Farmers’ Market and the Food Festival, I have had an enjoyable but challenging four years as ward councillor for Saltburn. I served as Cabinet Member for Children’s Services and Education on Redcar and Cleveland Council from 2015-19, with statutory responsibility for the safeguarding and welfare of the borough’s 27,000 children and young people. I have supported and helped develop the thriving town of Saltburn as part of the Labour administration, in which … Continue reading About Me

A conference for the many, not the few. By Sarah Henney — The SKWAWKBOX

By Sarah Henney I only decided to go to Brighton at short notice after realising with about ten days to go that there was no way I couldn’t be there. As anyone with young children knows, five days away from home to ‘do politics’ can feel a little self-indulgent and unfair to other family members – […] via A conference for the many, not the few. By Sarah Henney — The SKWAWKBOX Continue reading A conference for the many, not the few. By Sarah Henney — The SKWAWKBOX

Update on Cleveland Potash. Release from Redcar and Cleveland Council

Update on Cleveland Potash. Release from Redcar and Cleveland Council . While our MP talks and Twitters a Labour Council Acts. PRESS RELEASE 10 January 2018 PARTNERS WORK TOGETHER TO PUT SUPPORT IN PLACE FOR WORKERS FACING REDUNDANCY AT BOULBY MINE Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council have today committed to working with partners across the area to put in place the support needed for the workers that may be made redundant following last week’s announcement at Boulby Mine. ICL UK Ltd announced last week that 230 jobs are likely to be lost at the mine by June this year. Leader … Continue reading Update on Cleveland Potash. Release from Redcar and Cleveland Council