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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 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 debts will double […]

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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 to ask […]

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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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