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Former Deputy Lord Mayor of Bradford has called for people to ask ‘inspirational women’ to stand for elected office

Hawarun Hussain, who was a councillor for Shipley for 14 years, and a former Deputy Lord Mayor of Bradford, has called on Bradford residents to ask an inspirational woman to stand for elected office on “#AskHerToStand Day”. Ask Her To Stand Day, which falls on the 21st November, is an initiative by the organisation ‘50:50 […]

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Greens call on Doncaster Council to not repeat Sheffield’s mistakes and ditch tree felling programme

The Green Party has criticised Doncaster Council for the timing of the controversial decision to fell ‘healthy and mature lime trees’ on Middlefield Road in Bessacarr. Kate Needham, a Green Party campaigner has said, “This is not only bad for our environment, but offers poor value for money for taxpayers here in Doncaster. “Doncaster Council […]

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Our mayoral candidate visits Bradford project looking to harness ‘people power’

The Green Party’s West Yorkshire mayoral candidate has visited an innovative project in Bradford to highlight the potential for community energy schemes. Bradford Community Energy has been established to help groups install renewable energy technologies on their buildings to save money on their energy bills and do their part to tackle our climate crisis. Councillor […]

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Green Party select candidates for West Yorkshire Mayoral Election

The Green Party has become the first national party to announce its candidate for the 2021 West Yorkshire Mayoral elections – and in what is thought to be a first, will run on a double ticket for both Mayor and Deputy Mayor. Andrew Cooper, the leader of the Green Group on Kirklees Council was selected […]

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Green councillor protests hunting advert in Yorkshire Post

A Green Party councillor has written to the Yorkshire Post to protest a wraparound advert from a hunting lobby group. Councillor Ann Forsaith, a Green Party Councillor from Leeds has written to the Yorkshire Post to protest a recent wrap around advert from the group British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) In her letter, […]

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Green Party councillor calls for rethink of Leeds-Bradford Airport expansion following Heathrow verdict

A senior Green Party councillor has called for West Yorkshire Combined Authority to rethink its support for expansion at Leeds Bradford Airport following the Court of Appeal verdict today. The court of appeal has ruled that plans for a third runway at Heathrow airport are illegal because ministers have failed to adequately take into account […]

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Greens respond to news that government is going to ditch Northern

The Green Party in Yorkshire has cautiously welcomed the announcement by the Transport Secretary that Northern Rail is set to be stripped of its franchise. Sheffield-based Green peer and former Party Leader Natalie Bennett has said “Commuters in the North deserve better rail services and we welcome the news that we are finally going to […]

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Senior Green Party Councillor urges government to overhaul Yorkshire’s railways and put rail users first.

Leader of the Green Group on Bradford Council Martin Love is calling for a radical overhaul of rail across Yorkshire following another year of “woeful” service for rail users across Yorkshire and a failure to implement targets to replace older trains. Councillor Love is calling for a halt of the annual rail fare increases after […]

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Greens celebrate appointment of Natalie Bennett to House of Lords

Green Party members are this morning celebrating the appointment of former leader Natalie Bennett to the House of Lords. Green Party co-leader Sian Berry said: “This is recognition of the views of the two million Green voters in this year’s European elections, the huge numbers who backed us in the council elections, and the 1.1 […]

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Climate Emergency declared across West Yorkshire following pressure by Green councillors.

Following pressure from Green Party councillors, the West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) has formally announced a climate emergency, calling for urgent action in the region to tackle climate breakdown. Earlier this month, all of the Green Party councillors from across the council areas covered by WYCA signed a letter (included below) demanding more action by […]

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