Against all the odds, and against the national trend 23 year old Danny Marten, in the Howden Westminster seat was one of only a handful of Labour Parliamentary candidates in England to increase the Labour vote, and had his performance been replicated across the country the Labour Government would have achieved a landslide General Election result on the 1997 scale.
But Mr Marten’s hard work and the dedication of his campaign team is starting to pay dividends.
“We pride ourselves as a campaigning local Labour Party speaking up for everyone in Howden on the issues that matter to them, from affordable housing for our young people, to maintaining the roads and pavements to an acceptable and safe standard, we are there to support our local community”, said the Howden Parliamentary candidate.
Mr. Marten’s visible and high profile campaigning style, allied to the broken promises of the Tory led Coalition Government has led to a surge in membership of the Howden Labour Party and re newed enthusiasm from existing members.
Local Howden activists met on Wednesday night to convene a Labour Party Branch, elected Officers and began to make plans for the local elections to take part in the town this May as part of the wider Haltemprice and Howden Constituency Labour Party campaign.
“The Labour Party in Howden has always had a solid base, but Danny’s result in May is proof that, as Labour activists when we gat out and campaign, we can make a real difference and speak up for our local community. We are looking forward to taking the fight to the Tories and the Lib Dems so that Howden people can turn to Labour with real confidence that we can win in the town and represent the interests of Howden on East Riding Council”, said newly elected Howden Labour Party Chair Keith Wilson