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A Real Whitby perspective – by Mike WARD (private citizen)

A Real Whitby perspective – by Mike WARD Recently-elected Borough Councillor Mike WARD offers his personal view – not as an elected member, but as a PRIVATE CITIZEN – on the important issues underlying Scarborough Borough Council’s recent threats of legal action against Real Whitby and its main contributors the Corruption Busters. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Real Whitby [...]

Scarborough Council By-Election Countdown (3)

Scarborough Council By-Election Countdown (3) During the run up to the North Yorkshire County Council full-term full Council elections on 2nd May 2013, it would be all too easy to let our attention stray away from the local interest of the two Scarborough Borough Council by-elections in the Esk Valley and Streonshalh divisions. (Their respective Nominations [...]

Mike Ward: An essay on Local Government ethics

An essay on Local Government ethics - by Mike Ward The duty of any Councillor and Council Officer is to listen to residents and act with openness, honesty, integrity and transparency at all times. They are there to serve us. Broadband Allowances and the "Me Too!" Voucher Scheme are well-reported issues which have highlighted serious concerns. [...]

In support of Cllr Stormin’ Norman Murphy – by ex-Cllr Mike Ward

The overwhelmingly positive response to Councillor Norman MURPHY’s frank and honest letter, published on Real Whitby on Saturday 8th December 2012, has prompted former-Councillor Mike WARD to offer for publication this letter of support. (Mike is not related to Real Whitby site-author Nigel Ward). SBC is past it's sell by date. We need change now. Well [...]

Mike Ward presses MP Goodwill over Jane Kenyon

Another 'Vote of Confidence' - of sorts Followers of the concerns raised by Real Whitby contributors concerning the moral probity of Councillor Jane Kenyon will remember former SBC Councillor Mike Ward’s letter to Scarborough & Whitby MP Robert Goodwill. Mike was most dissatisfied with Mr Goodwill’s response and his responded with the following email: From: Mike [...]

A Vote Of Confidence ?? – Robert Goodwill MP

To Robert Goodwill MP From Mike Ward Those who follow football like myself, an ardent Liverpool fan, will know what a vote of confidence means in a manager's career. I am not sure if the same applies in politics but maybe you, having spoken to the Police Authority, NYCC and SBC before giving Councillor Kenyon your [...]

By |2012-08-09T23:28:05+00:00August 9th, 2012|Categories: Featured, Letters, News, Your MP|Tags: , , , , |7 Comments

Why Do Newspapers Get Their Facts Wrong – By Mike Ward

Why do newspapers get their facts wrong or only report in part ? I have personal experience of misreporting by the Marlborough Gazette and Herald, which will now cost them a four figure sum. The Whitby Gazette in my time on the Council were good when it came to my comments but I have to pull [...]

By |2011-09-08T19:33:49+00:00September 8th, 2011|Categories: Letters|Tags: |2 Comments

An Interview With Councillor Mike Ward

In the first of what we hope will become a regular feature for Real Whitby, Local Councillor Mike Ward is interviewed and speaks openly and honestly about life in Whitby on both a political and personal level. Real Whitby wishes to thank Mike for being the sites first interviewee and also for his open, honest and [...]

By |2011-05-02T18:59:45+00:00May 2nd, 2011|Categories: Featured, Politics, Present|Tags: , , |0 Comments

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