Bridge tolls on campaign agenda in East Yorkshire

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A move to campaign for the removal of tolls on the Humber Bridge and concern over reduced services at local hospitals, were among the issues raised by East Yorkshire members when they met to draft early plans for next year’s local elections.

Stewart Arnold

The well-attended meeting at Cass Hall in Driffield on June 25 was chaired by Party Leader Stewart Arnold.

East Yorkshire Group member Terry Walls reported: “After Stewart’s introduction, there was a lively debate with plenty of feedback from those attending.

“Many points that potential candidates should consider in preparing either to write a personal leaflet for use in meetings or for canvassing were raised.

“In particular the benefits to East Riding residents of removing the toll on the Humber Bridge will be well liked. 

“Equally as important is the concern residents have over the reduction of services at the Driffield and Withernsea hospitals by changing the Minor Injuries Units to appointment-only, 8 to 8 services.

Terry Walls

Terry looked forward to gathering momentum for the local election campaign over the next few months. “Candidates will doubtless have many other matters to talk about, particularly when it comes to local issues,” he said

All 67 council seats in the 26 wards of East Riding of Yorkshire Council will be at stake in the election to be held on Thursday, May 2, 2019.

Each councillor’s normal term is four years, until the following poll in 2023.

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