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New political party for Great Yarmouth launches its website

PUBLISHED: 06:00 20 March 2017 | UPDATED: 07:45 20 March 2017

The black and white rosette of the Tribune party. Photo: Tribune Party

The black and white rosette of the Tribune party. Photo: Tribune Party

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A new political party for Great Yarmouth has launched its own website, which is asking people if they want to be part of change in the borough.

The Tribune Party was officially set up by former UKIP members, including borough councillors, Adrian Myers and Robert Connell, at the tail end of last year.

Its chairman is Michael Monk, who was written a message to launch the party’s website www.tribuneparty.org
Mr Monk, who has spent the last 28 years in the fire protection industry, said: “I have often been asked ‘Why set up another political party in Great Yarmouth?’

“The answer is that we believe that Great Yarmouth Borough Council is best run by the people that live in the Great Yarmouth area, not by a national political party.

“The evidence of the last few decades makes it clear that this simply isn’t working.

“The benefit of having no allegiance to any national political party is that we have no ideological baggage.”

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8 comments

  • A confused name and a chairman who had to go on trial in an electoral fraud court case. Perfectly UKIP.

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    Suffolkpunch

    Monday, March 20, 2017

  • Life imitates art....but I can't tell if this lot are the popular people's front of judea or the judean peoples popular front. Either way....splitters!!!!!

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    Rushallchap3

    Monday, March 20, 2017

  • In an ancient voting system riddled with fraud a new party will do nothing more than split the vote up and in 9 out of 10 cases this will mean that the existing order stays putt. What a yawn of ego's.

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    ingo wagenknecht

    Monday, March 20, 2017

  • The majority usually see the local elections as a chance to register their thoughts on the national situation, despite it having little relevance to their particular neighbourhood so best of luck with that idea.

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    Green Ink from Tunbridge Wells

    Monday, March 20, 2017

  • I am reminded of the Boston Bypass Party - established to build a bypass. They actually won control of the district council - then discovered that they didn't actually have the power to build a bypass as it was a county council decision. As they didn't actually agree about much else, they fairly quickly split and faded away.

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    Wymspen

    Monday, March 20, 2017

  • The Tribune magazine has been published for eighty years and is still going. I agree, a strange choice of name for former UKIP members to go for.

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    vpenguin

    Monday, March 20, 2017

  • I know I keep moaning about it, but the standard's on here now are shocking. Did anyone actually look at the headline and think "Grea Yarmouth" didn't quite look right? Is there no one in Archant taking any pride in their work because it certainly doesn't seem that way. When are we going to get a proper regional newspaper??

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    Ady1973

    Monday, March 20, 2017

  • Unfortunate choice of name, given its association with left wing Labour. Or maybe it's deliberate?

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    suffin else

    Monday, March 20, 2017

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