Advisor puts positive spin on Scarborough

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THE FORMER political editor of a major national newspaper has given a glowing review of Scarborough as a family holiday destination.

Bob Roberts, who left his post at the Daily Mirror to join Labour leader Ed Miliband’s communications team in December, took a seven-day break at Cayton Bay Holiday Park.

Writing in the Mirror on Saturday, Mr Roberts called the trip with his wife and two young sons “fantastic”.

He said: “There was a warmth in the welcome of the locals that cannot be rivalled anywhere else in the country.

“Cayton Bay was an absolute revelation to newcomers like us to North Yorkshire. There were dramatic cliff top walks with magnificent views over the north sea.”

He also paid tribute to Scarborough’s sea front, saying: “Fish and chips and shellfish on the beach after a walk around the harbour were superb.

“The joy of the traditional seaside arcade is timeless.”

It is hoped that the gushing review could inspire more people to visit Scarborough. On average, more than three million people read the newspaper every day.

Cllr Janet Jefferson, who holds the cabinet portfolio for tourism on Scarborough Council, said: “It’s brilliant. We’ve had a lot of great coverage but it is justified. We’re looking forward to a busy season.”