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Greens select Jamaica Rugby League International for Batley and Spen by-election

The Green Party have selected rugby league international Ross Peltier to be their candidate in the Batley and Spen by-election to be held on 1 July. Peltier, a Jamaica rugby league international who also plays for Doncaster Dons, lives with his partner and young children in the constituency. He also works in the building sector […]

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Green candidate shuns “excessive” mayoral salary

The Green candidate for the first mayor of West Yorkshire has criticized the excessive salary agreed by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and pledged to only take part if elected. Andrew Cooper, Green Party candidate for Mayor of West Yorkshire has branded the figure – £105,000 a year as “excessive” and has pledge to only […]

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Doncaster Council accused of going back on their word over tree-felling

Green campaigners accuse Doncaster Council of going back on their word after tree-felling incident in Cantley. Campaigner Kate Needham says that she received a call from a resident in Cantley that workmen were chopping the cherry tree down close by her house on Willow Avenue – contrary to the new street tree policy. The new […]

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Kirklees and Calderdale miss out on funding as Chancellor is “putting his party first” with new ‘Levelling Up Fund’.

Green Mayoral candidate has accused chancellor of “putting his party first” as his affluent Richmond constituency is given priority in new fund before Kirklees and Calderdale. Rishi Sunak has been accused of “putting his party first” after the council in his own affluent constituency was given top priority in the allocation of a new £4.8bn […]

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Conservative councillor defects in Doncaster

Doncaster Conservative Councillor Jonathan Wood has today defected to the Green Party. Councillor Wood who has been a Councillor representing the rural Sprotborough Ward for the last twelve years. Councillor Wood said, “I’m proud to be a new member for the Green Party. For some time, it has been clear to me that the interests […]

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Greens react to Leeds Bradford Airport approval

The Green Party candidate for Mayor of West Yorkshire has criticised the decision to approve Leeds Bradford Airport’s expansion plans, warning it does not make sense in a climate emergency. This was one of Yorkshire’s most controversial planning applications in decades due to the negative environmental damage airport expansion would cause. Planning officers had recommended […]

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Green Party Mayoral Candidate calls for failing Green Homes scheme to be brought under Regional control

Green Party Candidate for West Yorkshire Mayor, Councillor Andrew Cooper has called for a faltering Government scheme to make homes ‘greener’ to be brought under regional control. It has been revealed that under the Green Homes Grant only 5% of the allocated £1.5bn budget for householders has been awarded. The scheme was launched in September […]

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Bradford and Leeds Greens warn housebuilding plans for Tong Valley could lead to more flooding in West Leeds

Green campaigners have warned Bradford Council to rethink plans to allocate large areas of the Tong Valley for housing following flooding downstream in Pudsey and Wortley. Over the weekend, flood warnings were in place at Pudsey Beck where water levels have risen as a result of the recent persistent rainfall. In Wortley, the lower ring […]

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Green Party mayoral candidate calls for new ideas to tackle fly-tipping epidemic

The Green Party’s candidate in this year’s West Yorkshire Mayoral Election has called for councils across West Yorkshire to look at alternative measures to tackle the fly tipping epidemic across the county. Councillor Andrew Cooper, who is also a councillor from Huddersfield has called for the local authorities to look at what other areas are […]

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Senior Green warns Chancellor must reverse cuts to local authorities in spending review

The Chancellor must reverse the decade-long cuts and hand greater control over taxes to local authorities in the Autumn Spending Review on Wednesday, a senior Green councillor has urged. Ahead of Rishi Sunak’s announcement today, the Greens have highlighted how the centralisation of power and funding has hampered the country’s response to the coronavirus and […]

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