Friday, 26 July 2013
Statement by Clive Hart - Labour TDC Leader.
I am delighted that South Thanet Labour have selected Will Scobie as our parliamentary candidate for the next general election.
Will joined us at TDC in 2011 and his drive and commitment helped Thanet Labour to secure an increased representation at district level.
As Mayor of Margate 2012 to 2013 he proved 'age prejudiced' doubters completely wrong and had an outstanding year as the towns civic head.
Despite his relative youth, Will has been active in politics for many years now and has worked in several high level political offices whilst studying for his Master's Degree in Politics.
I've known Will and his lovely family as friends for many years and I've enjoyed a hearty Saturday breakfast with him for the past few years. In addition to our District and Labour Party duties, we have a great deal in common. He's a fellow member of the Fabian Society and the Unite Trade Union and he works closely with my wife on numerous ward issues. He is also Chair of the Dane Valley Community First Panel on which my wife also sits. I know from personal experience that Will is a committed and articulate individual whose heart is absolutely in the right place.
Will is very much the future of our local party and he is going to be a formidable candidate for the next general election.
It's onwards and upwards for the Labour Party here in Thanet!
Cllr Clive Hart - TDC Leader.