Tribune is a new political party for Great Yarmouth founded by residents to work towards a Greater Yarmouth.
We believe there is no room for national party politics at local level. The big parties have run the council for decades, but nothing ever changes. Our town has suffered as a result of years of national party politics getting in the way of proper local governance. It is the residents who are best placed to put our Borough first, not politicians who take instruction from a head office based hundreds of miles away.
Tribune is open to positive and fresh ideas that will benefit the entire Borough, not just the town centre. We apply good old fashioned common sense thinking to our decision making and the first thing we do is ask "Will this be good for Great Yarmouth?".
The party has no political ideology and it is made up of members and supporters who are normal residents - from all kinds of backgrounds - who want to change the way the Council and town is run.
Meet the Team
Mike is the Chairman of Tribune. He brings a wealth of experience in business management, having spent 28 years in the Fire Protection industry, with the last 15 working as a senior manager.
He is the current Chairman of the Shrublands Tenants and Residents Association (STAR).
Lynne is the Party Secretary and a Councillor on Caister Parish Council.
Council Group Leader
Adrian is a current sitting Borough Councillor for Lothingland Ward. His work entails covering three Parish Councils, as well as being the leader of the Tribune council group.
Robert is our Party Treasurer and a current sitting Borough Councillor for the Southtown and Cobholm ward.
We will scrutinise and reveal where our town’s annual budget is spent. This is your money, so wouldn’t you like to know where this money goes?
Regardless of which area you live in, the main areas of concern seem to be parking, rubbish, fly tipping, dog fouling and the appearance of run down areas. Tribune has clear policies to deal with these concerns. Clearly new thinking is required because we have had the same problem for decades and nothing is being done to address this.
Wherever possible all spending by the Borough Council should be aimed at local business. We will ensure that all future tenders include an open and fair contest so that local business can compete.