A message from Anna:
“I am truly humbled to have been elected the Member of Parliament for Redcar constituency. I love our community and I’m proud to stand up and fight for the town I live in.
“My priority is getting the best deal for local people - fighting for jobs and investment, for opportunity for young people and dignity in later years. I am also fighting hard to protect people locally from the worst excesses of this Tory government and the deeper cuts that we know are coming to the public services we rely on.
“I am out every week meeting residents, community groups, charities and businesses to listen to your concerns and priorities.
“I hope that during my term in office I can make the people of Redcar as proud of me as I am of them.”
Anna Turley is the Labour and Cooperative MP for Redcar, having been elected at the 2015 General Election.
Passionate about making a difference, Anna has worked for over 10 years as a public servant seeking to tackle social exclusion, poverty and worklessness. Under the last Labour government, Anna was proud to be part of the team that brought in the Family Nurse Partnership scheme that supports vulnerable young mums and their children, as well as programmes for adults with severe challenges around substance abuse, homelessness and exclusion.
Anna has also campaigned for better local government through building the national Co-operative Councils Network, for more power to be devolved from London to the regions for economic growth through her research work and is passionate about the role that industry and manufacturing can play in driving that.
Anna lives in Redcar where she is an active, visible MP, campaigning on local issues such as fighting the Bedroom Tax and rising long-term youth unemployment.
The Redcar constituency is a diverse community, stretching to include a range of other towns and villages, including Eston, South Bank, Normanby, Marske-by-the-Sea, New Marske, Ormesby and Grangetown. It has a proud industrial history and steel forged in Redcar helped build the modern world from Canary Wharf to the Sydney Harbour Bridge. We also have a strong modern industrial future too, such as world-class manufacturing and chemical processing site on Wilton.
As well as being an industrial powerhouse, Redcar is a lively seaside town, with miles of golden sanded beaches, donkey rides, amusement arcades, a boating lake, our fabulous racecourse, the world’s oldest-surviving lifeboat, kitesurfing championships, the love-it-or-hate-it Redcar Beacon, and of course the finest lemon tops in the world.
Just down the coast is the lovely village of Marske, with its quaint fishing boats. It was once home to Captain W. E. Johns, the author of the Biggles books, who was based at Marske during the first world war, when the Royal Flying Corps had a landing strip there. We also have the historic communities of Dormanstown, Coatham, Kirkleatham, Normanby, Yearby and Ormesby, all with unique histories and identities.