Saturday, 19 April 2014

Kirklees Local Election preview

With Karen Allison Green Candidate for Newsome Ward
We're in the last month or so run up to the Kirklees and European Elections now. A very busy time for me and the Green Party teams locally and across the region. In Kirklees we'll be aiming to win a third seat in the Kirkburton Ward with Cass Whittingham and we'll also be aiming to hold Newsome Ward with new Candidate Karen Allison. The Election is being held against a backdrop of £129 million of cuts imposed on Kirklees by the Lib Dem/Conservative govt and with a Council without a Local Plan leaving an open goal to developers. Honesty on these issues will be in short supply particularly in the Coalition parties literature as all the facts do not show them in a particularly good light. In Newsome Ward Karen is well placed with her strong links in community groups and long history as a Green Party activist. Labour have a new candidate Sheikh Ullah. We know him and he's a nice bloke but recent feedback from the doorsteps makes you think he might have caught a bout of election fever. We are told he's made claims that Labour were responsible for the traffic calming in Springwood when in fact it was funded under a small local Highways budget controlled by Green Party Councillors. Well 'Game on!' I guess. Familiar territory.

Anyway here's Shakey with 'Green Door' . Point of historical interest is that the Welsh Elvis was a member of the Young Communist League in his youth

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