Labour selects Cromer publisher as by-election candidate

Just Regional
Jan 23, 2013 2 mins read

North Norfolk Labour Party has selected Cromer publisher and business woman Jen Emery as their candidate for the district council by-election taking place in the town on February 21.

Mrs Emery runs the independent publisher Salt Publishing in the town, alongside her husband Chris, and the company narrowly missed out on winning the prestigious Man Booker Prize for literature in 2012.

She is no stranger to local politics having campaigned to save the jobs at the iconic Cromer Crab Factory, and fought against the district council’s decision to increase parking fees in the tourist town. More recently she has passionately petitioned against the decision to cuts the town’s ambulance fleet through Labour’s Act on Ambulances campaign. This led to a partial u-turn from the East of England Ambulance Service Trust, but concerns about cuts and response times still remain an important issue in the town.

Jen lives in Cromer with her three children attend local schools. Before creating the publishing firm she spent 20years working in the NHS and working to help some of society’s most vulnerable people.

On her selection Jen told North Norfolk Labour Party members: “I am delighted to have been selected as the Labour candidate for the Cromer by-election. I live and work in the town and can think of no better place to be with my family.”

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