Zetland FM Local News - 9th June 2017
The results are in following voting in yesterdays General Election;
The former mayor of Redcar and Cleveland has broken the area’s record for charity fundraising;
...and a collection of famous robots is making its way to Kirkleatham Museum for a new exhibition.
The results are in following voting in yesterdays General Election.
Labour's Anna Turley has been re-elected as the MP for the Redcar constituency with a 55.5 percent share of the vote, an increase of 11.6 percent on the number of votes she received in 2015.
However it was the Conservatives who claimed victory in the Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency, with Simon Clarke gaining an 49.6 percent share of the vote.
The seat was previously held by Labour's Tom Blenkinsop, who decided not to stand for election this time round.
The former mayor of Redcar and Cleveland has broken the area’s record for charity fundraising.
In his year as Mayor, Councillor Barry Hunt managed to raise £24,000, several thousand pounds more than the old record.
Before giving up his position he slept on Redcar High Street on Christmas Eve and Christmas night to raise seven thousand pounds for Coatham House, a charity for young homeless people.
He also raised money for Earthbeat, a theatre company in Saltburn for adults with learning disabilities.
He even released his own song, a cover of Hurry Home which was written by local songwriter Steve Thompson.
A collection of famous robots is making its way to Kirkleatham Museum for a new exhibition.
It includes 40 animatronics from films like Judge Dredd, Robocop and Lost in Space.
There will also be film props, costumes and collectables, including a full sized Terminator.
The exhibition starts tomorrow and runs until the tenth of October at Kirkleatham Museum.