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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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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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What now for UKIP?

What now for UKIP nationally?  Now the party has achieved its singular aim, what does it actually stand for? Having read Henry Bolton’s latest rhetoric, it would seem that they are vacuous on policy and that the only real reason for electing a UKIP candidate would be to ensure the government does a good deal on Brexit. However, given their recent election results one has […]

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Affected by Universal Credit?

When the first announcement of this scheme was made in 2014, Cllr Adrian Myers highlighted the possible consequences of introducing this untested scheme. This was to be the “full” role out of the scheme including housing benefit and every recipient of benefits not just single individuals. He warned that evictions would rise, vulnerable people would suffer and claimants would be met with incompetence. Why could […]

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Tribune Party Opposed to Change In Voting Cycle

Great Yarmouth Borough Council is considering changing the current voting system. Under the proposed changes there will only be Borough elections every four years and the electorate will elect all 39 councillors in a single poll. In a statement from party leader Mike Monk, Tribune has announced its opposition to these changes. “We are told that this change would save our town £30,000 per year. […]

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Council Tax Discretionary Discounts

Council Tax Discretionary Discounts   Facts: On 3 November 2016, full council reviewed the council tax discretionary discounts and agreed to amend the scheme for 2017/18. This includes: ·        Reducing the discretionary discount on unoccupied and furnished dwellings with planning restriction on periods of occupancy from 50% to 10%. This will apply to about 1,700 properties and save an estimated total of £364,000 for Norfolk County […]

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