Mick Scrimshaw is standing to be re-elected to Northamptonshire County Council to represent the Northall Division
Mick is your Labour Party Candidate for Northall Division
I am Mick Scrimshaw, the current local County Councillor for the Northall Division in Kettering and Labour’s Shadow Cabinet Member for Finance.
I am 54 years old and have lived locally in the Division for over twenty years with my wife Shona and two daughters. I spent over 25 years working in the retail sector and currently run an internet business, but have always been extremely active within the community having previously served as a school governor and worked with various community groups including being the chairman of Kettering’s Shopmobility scheme for many years, as well as also having been the deputy president of Kettering’s Chamber of Trade.
Currently I am a trustee of two local charities. KCU, a local charity that provides education and support for the unemployed, and Accommodation Concern who offer housing advice. I have previous local government experience. I am a local Borough Councillor and the Leader of the Labour Group on Kettering Borough Council. I have been a member of Kettering’s Town Forum (which is a group of Borough and County Councillors, local organisations and community groups) since its foundation in 1999.
I believe passionately that local councillors should be accountable to local residents and have a strong track record of being available to residents to help with their individual problems. I use social media and other means to keep local people up to date with local issues and what I am doing to represent them.
Labour is campaigning hard to make Northamptonshire a better place to live and work. At a time when many people are suffering greatly because of cuts implemented by the Tory Government and Tory County Council, Labour is working to make our area better.
Our pledges to you:
- Labour will rebuild Adult Social Care Services.
- Labour will improve our pavements and roads.
- Labour will improve our failing Children’s Services.
- Labour will help and support local businesses.
- Labour will put people at the heart of decision-making.
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Mick’s e-mail address is email@example.com
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Britain’s banking system is still holding back too many of our small businesses with many still finding it difficult to raise the much needed finance they need for investment and expansion. Creating a vibrant and growing business base is vital to the country as...read more
In a previous blog I commented on how a Labour Government would invest in the country’s infrastructure to grow our national economy. Using government spending in a way that stimulates economic growth can be a sensible thing to do. Firstly it can in itself create...read more
I have had dozens of emails from residents asking about my views on various animal welfare issues so have prepared this response which I hope will go some way to show I have sympathy to the various views and questions people are raising. I’m certainly more than happy...read more
The NHS and our social security system should be there for all of us in our time of need and provide security and dignity in retirement. Labour will always be on the side of pensioners and help ensure security and dignity for older people. As a County Councillor I am...read more
As many people know I have always argued for a sensible approach to public finances, and at both the County and Borough Councils I have always put forward costed budget alternatives based on imaginative but prudent financial planning as well as calling for a more...read more
I am baffled by the Conservative’s manifesto pledge on Social Care. Currently if you need social care and have more than £23,000 in the bank you will need to pay for it yourself - but the amount you pay is capped at a maximum of £72,000. Crucially,...read more
Mick Scrimshaw, Labour Parliamentary Candidate, was out and about in Kettering town centre, dodging the rain, on Saturday morning with the Kettering Labour team. Mick chatted with members of the public, listening to their concerns and sharing Labour's plans for the...read more
Several people have asked my views about Brexit. It is well known that I voted to remain mainly because I was concerned about any economic ramifications of the decision. This remains my main focus, but more than anything I am a democrat. The decision to leave the EU...read more
I am proud, pleased, and if I’m honest just a little bit scared, to announce that Labour have chosen me to be their Parliamentary Candidate for the General Election on 8 June. I have never considered myself a ‘professional politician’ which may seem strange as...read more
The big news today is of course that UKIP have entered a pact with our Conservative MP Philip Hollobone and will not stand against him in the forthcoming General Election. This is great news for the local Labour Party as we know that lots of UKIP voters had previously...read more
At last night’s Full Council I asked about the negotiations between Kettering Borough Council and the County Council over decriminalisation of parking because until the new system is brought in where wardens will be able to patrol and enforce illegal parking,...read more
Last night Kettering Borough Council debated the following motion from Independent (ex-Conservative) Councillor Michael Brown. He was concerned that Conservative Councillors have to sign a Constitution that compels their members to vote whichever way their Leadership...read more
There is no question that the County Council’s finances are in a terrible state and whoever takes charge after the election will have a huge task trying to sort out the mess that has been created over the last few years. The Council is on the verge of bankruptcy, and...read more
Kettering Borough Council agreed plans earlier this week at their Executive Committee to formalise a partnership working arrangement with Kettering General Hospital, the local NHS Trust, and themselves to try to make it easier for Council tenants to be returned home...read more
Something needs to be done about fly tipping in William Knibb ward! The Council now have some fancy software which maps where the problem areas are and this has told them that fly tipping is increasing and that William Knibb is the worst area in the whole of the...read more
As part of my social media campaign to highlight road and footpath repairs I visited Ford Street this morning to view the dangerous condition of the pavement #RosieRoadRepairs. About a year ago I was contacted by the Highways Department and told they had some money in...read more
I have just been to inspect the dropped kerbs I had requested on Thurston Drive in the car park behind the running track at the Leisure Village. This came about following discussions I had with a wheelchair using resident when it became clear that while other dropped...read more
As the local County Councillor for the area I addressed Kettering Borough’s Planning Committee about the proposal to build 350 new homes in the fields alongside Gipsy Lane last night. I have been involved with this project for years, having first attended the public...read more
Following complaints from residents about begging in the town centre I contacted KBC for an update on the situation. We know there is a genuine issue with homelessness in Kettering. The numbers of people approaching the Council for help and the numbers of rough...read more
At last night’s meeting of Kettering Council’s Research & Development Committee it was agreed to set up a working party to look in more detail of the whole issue of a new swimming pool. The Committee were presented with a report from officers highlighting the...read more
Rosie is a campaigning rubber duck who is calling for the pot holes and road defects of Northamptonshire to be repaired! She will have her photograph taken in pot holes whenever she comes across a problem and make a report to Northamptonshire County Council’s Highways...read more