North Norfolk Labour Party’s Keep It Cromer campaign has been reported on the New Statesman magazine’s website this weekend. Rowenna Davis, who visited Cromer to report for The Observer, included a piece in her blog on the website. She called the campaign a “grassroots lesson for Labour” that the “rest of Labour should take note” of. You can read the full article here on the New Statesman website.
Following the article in The Observer today, Russell Kane has come out in support of the Keep It Cromer campaign. He later added in an interview with The Guardian: “Cromer Crab is part of my childhood, one of my dad’s favourite foods. He was always going on about them. And even if they take those same crabs to Grimsby and Scotland, they won’t have been made in Cromer. Plus, surely, you lose some freshness no matter how do you do it! “
You can read the full story on The Observer website here.
North Norfolk Labour Party was in North Walsham today campaigning raising awareness about the cuts to youth services in Norfolk. The cuts in Norfolk from the Conservative County Council towards services for children, young people, and families are severe and some of the worst in the country. Our campaigners also heard the concerns of local people about changes to the NHS and cuts to bus services in the area.
Saturday’s event appeared in the EDP today. You can read more below.
The Keep It Cromer rally appeared on BBC Look East and Anglia News tonight. The reports are included below.
Today there was cross-party support for the Cromer Crab Company workers as our Keep It Cromer campaign reached new heights. We were joined by North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb and North Norfolk District Council cabinet member Trevor Ivory as well as North Norfolk News’ Steve Downes and North Norfolk Radio’s Graham Lewis. North Norfolk Labour’s Jono Read and North Norfolk News’ Steve Downes donned crab costumes especially for the event. See some of the photographs below. More photographs can be found on the North Norfolk Labour Facebook page.
Young’s have committed to keeping the Cromer Crab factory open but could not guarantee that the 230 jobs would remain. The report is in the EDP today and mentions Labour’s rally on Saturday.
North Norfolk Labour Party were back on the streets today petitioning people in Cromer to help save the Cromer Crab Company. Moreover, the party were also delivering window stickers to shops that were petitioning people too. The petition can be signed at www.keepitcromer.co.uk.