Yorkshire Party Deputy Leader and prospective candidate in the upcoming Doncaster Council elections, Chris Whitwood, has announced a new initiative to encourage residents to give their street a voice.Read more
In quite recent events, Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council has decided to recognise historical boundaries between the two counties of Yorkshire and Durham with new signs. There will be four signs stating where the traditional boundary used to be, before the 1974 local government reorganisation. This has largely been campaigned for by various groups but notably the long established Yorkshire Ridings Society.
A sense of identity has been rekindled in places such as Yarm and Thornaby over recent years and both have had votes on actually returning to Yorkshire administratively to continue pursuing this goal. Yarm held a vote during 2014 and Thornaby-on-Tees during 2015 with both votes giving a clear majority for a return to Yorkshire.
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“There were no miscarriages of justice. There were no deaths.” Home Secretary Amber Rudd’s justification for not opening an inquiry into the Battle of Orgreave. Mick Bower, the Yorkshire Party’s candidate in the Sheffield City Region mayoral election, responds.