A blog by Green Party Councillor Andrew Cooper about Kirklees Council and our activity to improve the local and global environment (and also anything that I fancy talking about)
Sunday, 13 February 2011
Green Party Leader to visit Huddersfield
Green Party Leader Caroline Lucas MP is to visit Huddersfield this month.
Caroline was elected as MP for Brighton Pavillion in May this year and is the UKs first Green Party MP. Prior to being elected to Parliament she was a Green Party MEP and has also been a Councillor on Oxford Countyy Council. She will be addressing a Public Meeting at the Brian Jackson Centre, New North Parade Huddersfield on Tuesday 22nd February at 7.30pm. Also speaking at the meeting will be Kirklees Green Party Leader Councillor Andrew Cooper. The Public Meeting is being held on the evening prior to the Kirklees Council Budget meeting where the Green Party Councillors will oppose the Budget being proposed bythe Labour Party, Conservatives and Liberal Democrats.
Councillor Andrew Cooper said,
"We're delighted that Caroline is coming to Huddersfield. She is a distinctive and powerful voice in Parliament, not just for the Green Party but for the millions who are suffering cuts to jobs and services as a result of the policies of the Coalition Government"
I am a Green Party Councillor on Kirklees Council and have been since May 1999. I was the Green Party Candidate for the General Election in the Huddersfield Parliamentary Constituency. I work in the energy efficiency/microgeneration sector and have done for the last 20 years or so.