Undecided? Read more from your candidates


Today Scarborough and Whitby goes to the polls to elect its next MP.

If you are still undecided here are some of the statements made by the six candidates in the run-up to the vote.

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Robert Goodwill - Conservative

“Scarborough Hospital has benefitted from investment in better facilities in maternity, post-operative recovery and the brand new £5 million Lilac Ward.

“The merger with York has been a success.” - on Health

“We can only have good schools with a strong economy to pay for them.

“Only the Conservatives have a long term economic plan that will deliver for Britain’s children and students.” - on Education

“Under Labour, youth unemployment rose by 40 per cent but in the last year alone, youth unemployment here on the coast has more than halved.” - on Youth

Michael Beckett - Liberal Democrats

“The Liberal Democrats are committed to delivering better care for everyone.

“We support and defend our local hospitals, and the everyday heroes who ensure it delivers safe and effective care.” - on Health

“We must invest in our future, adapt and create the new sorts of jobs and innovations that are world beating right here.” - on Education

“With one million new jobs and over two million apprenticeships created since 2010; Lib Dems targeted unemployment and want to go further to create learning opportunities, apprenticeships and real long term full time jobs for young people.” - on Youth

Ian McInnes - Labour

“Labour will invest in 8,000 more doctors, 20,000 more nurses,midwives and health workers and guarantee a GP appointment within 48 hours. Cancer results will be returned in a week.” - on Health

“Our teachers do a great job; but they do it despite the system not because of it.

“I’ll fight for university tuition fees to be reduced to £6,000 and smaller class sizes for 5, 6 & 7 year olds.” - on Education

“I had to move away from my home town of Whitby to get a job, training and qualifications.

“But things haven’t got better since then, under this Tory government they’ve got worse.” - on Youth

Sam Cross - UKIP

“UKIP will ensure the NHS is free at the point of delivery and time of need for UK residents.

“We will stop further use of PFI contracts.” - on Health

“UKIP will introduce an option for students to take an Apprenticeship Qualification instead of four non-core GCSEs which can be continued at A-Level.” - on Education

“UKIP will remove tuition fees for students taking approved STEM subjects on the condition that they work and pay tax in the UK for five years upon completing their course.” - on Youth

David Malone - Green

“Greens believe in health services close to the community, concentrating on promoting good health and treating illness with compassion and high standards.” on Health.

“We would work towards smaller classes and phase out huge schools.

“The current confusion of Free Schools and Academies would be ended with their being brought under the local authority system.” - on Education

“Here is what the three traditional parties have done for the young: Tuition fees, zero hours contracts, the bedroom tax, fracking companies allowed to put what they like under your house and to leave it there.” - on Youth

Juliet Boddington - Alliance for Green Socialism: Save NHS

“I watched the last Labour government ‘marketise’ our NHS in preparation for privatisation.

“Now this ConDem coalition is carrying on with selling it off to profiteers.

“We must get our NHS back.”