North Norfolk Labour Party has selected its candidate for the forthcoming Glaven Valley by-election on 29 September.
Stephen Burke, the party’s chair, will run in the North Norfolk District Council election.
Speaking during the selection meeting on Thursday evening in Blakeney, Stephen told local members: “If elected I will use my experience, knowledge and skills to hold the Tories at North Norfolk District Council to account, and offer Labour alternatives to the problems facing our district, particularly our rural and coastal communities.
“On issues like the councillors’ 23% pay rise – at the same time the council is making cuts and increasing reserves – as well as holding its members to account over non-payment of council tax, the Tories have failed residents. But the Lib Dem opposition has failed too.
“My track record of working around the district shows I can stand up for the residents of Glaven Valley.”
Stephen has previously served for twelve years as a local councillor. He is on the board of Victory Housing Trust and North Norfolk NHS Clinical Commissioning Group. He is a trustee of several charities including North Norfolk Community Transport, Age UK Norfolk and Norfolk Family Mediation Service, as well as being chair of North Norfolk Labour Party and volunteering in his local community.
Glaven Valley ward includes Blakeney, Brinton, Sharrington, Field Dalling, Saxlingham, Letheringsett, Glandford, Morston, Stody, Hunworth, Thornage, Wiveton.
North Norfolk Labour Party will be campaigning in Blakeney from 10am on Saturday 3 September.
North Norfolk Labour Party’s membership has more than trebled in the last 18 months and now stands at over 600 members.