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Here you will find our latest articles covering local issues and party policy, as well as reports from Tribune Councillors.

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Tribune proposes protection for Universal Credit recipients

Tribune believes that Great Yarmouth should follow in the footsteps of other Councils that offer schemes to protect Universal Credit recipients from falling into rent arrears through no fault of their own, by offering to cover the cost until their payments come through. Tribune party members have spoken to residents affected by issues with the Universal Credit system, as well as landlords who let to […]

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Tribune policy focus: Environment

Tribune is pleased to announce our policies for the 2018 Local Elections, which we believe will have a huge impact on the day-to-day lives of the people in our Borough. We have grouped our aims and objectives into three headline categories: Environment, Transparency, Business. This article is taking a specific look at our Environment policies. You can read more about Tribune, our principles and aims on our About […]

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Tribune stands 8 candidates for first ever local election

Tribune is to take part in our first ever local election in Great Yarmouth, putting forward 8 candidates. In what will be a key test for the party, we will be fielding eight Borough Council candidates in the upcoming local election, with Cllr Adrian Myers defending his seat in Lothingland. Tribune is a new political party for Great Yarmouth and we believe there is no […]

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Town centre footfall figures ‘not entirely accurate’

It is becoming a common occurrence with official figures issued by Great Yarmouth Borough Council, that even small investigations leave the Council struggling to answer precisely how they arrived at the figures given. Following a report on the recent debacle over the loss of £118,966 on an ice rink in the town centre the Tribune Party has pursued an answer as to how the council arrived […]

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Budget amendment saves town toilets

Tribune Group Leader Councillor Adrian Myers has seconded an amendment to the budget – put forward by UKIP Councillor Chris Walch – in support of keeping the town centre toilets open. Councillor Myers spoke at length regarding the discriminatory aspect of the proposed closure and the tourism benefits of keeping them open. He seconded this amendment citing that he could find no record of any […]

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Should we know where our political candidates live?

Should we know where our political candidates live? This week on BBC Sunday Politics (Feb 4th) Conservative Party Chairman and Great Yarmouth MP Brandon Lewis has suggested a motion to redact the addresses of political candidates to stop abuse of politicians. Cynics may say that this is exactly the sort of thing we can expect from our local MP who is consistently accused of not […]

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Tribune Party Leader speaks out on UKIP defections

Upon the news of 7 UKIP Councillors defecting to the Conservative Party, it certainly comes as no surprise to members of our Party whom have been drawing attention to the lack of opposition to the Conservative Council by UKIP for months. Nineteen days previous to the decision to formally have UKIP Councillors join the ruling Conservative Party, it was Tribune that asked the question “Will UKIP […]

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Government denies that UC is not working and the role out is all fine and lovely

Government denies that UC is not working and the role out is all fine and lovely.     A Commons committee report has warned that up to 85% of benefits recipients who have switched to Universal Credit are behind on their rent payments because of delays in receiving the State support, leaving one in four tenants at risk of eviction. Some housing providers fear the […]

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