Monday, 1 April 2013

PRESS RELEASE - Greens choose local campaigner to stand for Newsome Council seat

l to r - Cllrs Julie Stewart-Turner, Graham Simpson, Karen Allison and Cllr Andrew Cooper
 Kirklees Green Party have chosen local campaigner Karen Allison to stand in the Newsome Ward in the 2014 Kirklees Council Elections.

Karen will be standing as the Green Party Candidate when Councillor Graham Simpson’s term of office ends in May 2014. She has been a member of the Green Party in Newsome for the last 15 years and has been an active leaflet deliverer, canvasser, has helped on Green Party clean ups and the annual volunteer Christmas Bus Service

Karen said,

“I know why the Green Party has been elected in the Newsome Ward in every election since 1996 and it is down to the commitment and hard work the team do on behalf of local people. It is a privilege to be selected to stand as a local councillor in such a strong area for the Green Party and I feel ready for the challenge.

Councillor Graham Simpson said,

“ I have been a Green Party Councillor for fourteen years now and I feel the time is right for me to step aside. I have worked alongside Karen for many years and l know she has the ability and enthusiasm to represent the people of Newsome Ward”.

Green Party Leader Councillor Andrew Cooper said

“Graham has been a committed Green Party Councillor, who has served on the Kirklees Cabinet and helped secure millions of pounds of government funding to improve Kirklees Council properties. I know he will still be a key part of our local team even though he will no longer be a Kirklees Councillor following the 2014 Local Elections”

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