Meet the candidate – Dave Yellen

Labour party candidate David Yellen will be available at the Moorside Room Kirkbymoorside on Wednesday 24th at 19:00 for a “meet your candidate” opportunity.

Don’t miss the chance to hear from David about his vision for Ryedale and question him about labour policy on everything from housing, transport and fracking.

For a councillor who will stand up for you and your community, find out more at

Campaigning for Ryedale

Labour Fights Fracking – Jack Ashton

Jack Ashton, Labour’s Candidate for Malton Ward writes “Climate change is one of the biggest issues facing not only our nation, but the entire world.

The work that Frack Free United is doing must be applauded and we must seize this opportunity to continue the fight here. As a Labour candidate I am proud to fight fracking, a needless and polluting venture.”

“Since becoming a father, the environment has become all the more important to me. It means growing up in good health for my daughter now and the inheritance of a sustainable world for her future.

The area I grew up in was one of farming, tourism and countryside. I want to offer my daughter the same opportunities I had.”

Read more about Frack Free United here: Frack Free Press Release

Kirkbymoorside Campaign for Dave Yellen

We had a ​positive start to campaigning Ryedale today with Labour’s Candidate for Kirkbymoorside, Dave Yellen. Come and join us on Monday at 11.45am and again at 5.45pm outside the Kings Head for more of the same.

Read about Dave and all our other Ryedale candidates here at our Ryedale Candidates page

You can reach out to Nick Holroyd for more information or to volunteer by contacting Nick Holroyd

Ryedale District Council Elections 2019 – Manifesto

Thirsk and Malton Labour Party is deeply concerned by the failure of Ryedale Council to stand up to central government on a range of issues from the undermining of local authorities’ powers to control fracking to austerity cuts in services.

We are calling for:


A substantial increase in the supply of affordable housing. Urgent action to meet the Council’s own target that 35% of new homes should be affordable.

No more big housing developments in Malton/Norton until road improvements have been made to prevent increased congestion and pollution.

Brownfield sites to be developed before any more greenfield sites are released for housing development.

Make sure new housing is of the size, type, and tenure to meet the needs of Ryedale families first. Including sheltered and extra care.

All new dwellings to meet accessibility standards and 10% to meet wheelchair standard.


The Council must recognize that without reliable and affordable public transport service communities in smaller villages will not ultimately survive. Areas like Rosedale and Farndale need as a minimum a twice weekly bus service that is not dependent on profit.

Double Council funding for Ryedale Community Transport.


War on dog waste. A comprehensive campaign to rid paths and verges of the scourge of dog waste including awareness raising, more disposal facilities, CCTV, enforcement of fines and prosecution of persistent offenders.

Action on fly tipping. Same approach as for dog waste.

Take recycling seriously. Get Ryedale’s rate of recycling of household waste up from 46% to the 65% that East Riding achieve.

Lead the way in reducing the use of plastic food & drink containers.

Street cleaning. This used to be a council service and should be again. The Council should be doing more, working with other councils, to fight back against the austerity cuts that are to blame.

Empower Villages

Help local communities to control development in their area through Neighbourhood or Community Led Plans.

Support for small scale community-led housing developments restricted in perpetuity to meeting local housing needs.

Support for village communities which want to control the number of homes being converted to holiday lets.

Young People

Action to meet the needs for facilities for children and young people identified in the Council’s own report.


Ryedale Council must now extend its five-year moratorium and develop a strategy to ensure Ryedale is protected from future fracking proposals from Third Energy, INEOS & others.

Ryedale Council to work with the other Councils to put pressure on North Yorkshire County Council to reverse its permissive policies on fracking and to oppose the Government’s proposals to exempt fracking from local democratic control.

See all the Thirsk and Malton 2019 District Election candidates here:

Ryedale Candidates 2019
Hambleton Candidates 2019