Thursday, 27 April 2017

PRESS RELEASE - Andrew Cooper selected as Green Party Candidate for Huddersfield

Andrew Cooper selected as Green Party Candidate for Huddersfield

Saving Huddersfield A+E a key aim of Greens Campaign

Kirklees Green Party Leader Councillor Andrew Cooper has been selected as his Party’s Parliamentary Candidate for the Huddersfield Constituency in the forthcoming General Election.

Andrew was first elected to the Newsome Ward in 1999 and has been re-elected five times beating all the major parties. He is the Green Party National Energy Spokesperson. 

He successfully campaigned for ‘Welcome to Huddersfield’ boundary markers and for free insulation to over 50,000 homes around Huddersfield.

Speaking at his selection Andrew said,

“I don’t have to defend a Conservative Government and I don’t have to defend a Labour Council the only institution I want to defend locally is the NHS and in particular Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and it’s Accident and Emergency Services. Winning the Huddersfield seat would send a powerful message if the new MP was not from one of the establishment parties”

Andrew proposed the initial motion that brought all political parties together on Kirklees to unite against the Clinical Commissioning Group proposals and he has been a consistent supporter of the objectives of the Hands Off HRI Campaign.

“I am full of admiration for everyone who has worked so hard on the campaign to save our Health Services whether they are seeking change and funding from National Government or tackling the local Clinical Commissioning Group on their proposals. We need a new way of sending a powerful message to whichever Party forms the next Government about what is most important to people in Huddersfield”

“Of course I am a member of a Political Party but I have worked with all parties on Kirklees Council on the hung council over the last 17 years. I am used to negotiating hard to achieve tangible outcomes. This is what we need from a new MP fighting in Parliament to get positive movement on our Hospital Services."

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