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The Labour Party has today, Saturday 22nd January, announced that Stephen Yemm has been selected as the Labour Party candidate for the Mansfield Mayoral election.
Stephen, who is currently a Director of a technology company, was selected following a postal ballot of all Mansfield members.
On his selection Stephen said: "As a Mansfield resident born and bred, I am delighted at the incredible support that I have received from the Mansfield members and I am honoured to be their candidate for the forth coming Mayoral election.
"As a local person I know Mansfield and the challenges that we face in the future. Mansfield has a lot to be proud of, but it also needs strong leadership in order for it to continue to grow. It's time for a change, people here have had enough of being ignored and not having the right leadership to take the town forward.
"They deserve to have a Mayor that is going to stand up for them and who will fight against the Conservative - led government's cuts, which will only cause more hardship for local people and families. This is a new beginning for Mansfield and I am looking forward to getting out there to meet local people and campaigning on the important issues for the town."
The result of the ballot was:
David Harrison - 91
Stephen Yemm - 131
Stephen's Biography -
Born 46 years ago in Rainworth to a well known local mining family, Mr Yemm has lived in Mansfield District all of his life, went to school in Mansfield at the Brunts School from 1975 to 1982 and afterwards graduated from Nottingham University in chemistry. Steve has been happily married to Julia for 23 years, living first on Westfield Lane in Mansfield and then on Beech Hill Avenue for the last eighteen years. Julia is a radiographer who has worked at Mansfield General Hospital then Kings Mill Hospital for 24 years. They have three daughters, Kathryn, Rachel and Rebecca-all were educated at local community comprehensive schools.
Mr Yemm brings more than two decades of active Labour Party membership and a similar period of business and organisation development experience culminating in a variety of increasingly senior roles often at an international level, and then latterly as a business co-owner and consulting partner. He currently holds positions as a director of a Public Company and as a Managing Director and co-founder of a private UK company.
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