Wednesday, 24 December 2014

2014 Photo Review

Here's some snaps from myand Kirklees Greens 2014. The Euro Elections was a big feature of my year and though not elected we fought a good campaign and I enjoyed it.

The last picture of the Kirklees Green Cllrs Group together prior to the elections. Long standing Cllr Graham Simpson on the far right stood down in May

Our plan to put  solar panels on 2000 homes was  launched with the help of my friend Baroness Jenny Jones on a visit to Croftlands at Newsome.

Campaigning against Fracking in Scarborough with Cllr Dilys Cluer and local Greens

In York campaigning to keep the East Coast Rail Franchise in public ownership

Selfie at Green Party Spring Conference with Rupert Read and now MEP Molly Scott Cato.

250,000 Euro newspapers arrived for distribution across the Region we got all but a few through doors

In Doncaster on one of our many town centre campaigning days. Doncaster is home of Pete Kennedy who is standing against Ed Miliband. Pete would make great MP and can eat a sandwich with style!

Launching Karen Allison's campaign to be Newsome's next Green Cllr

Not a brilliant year for me and Karen on the allotment but some spuds in and garlic and onions

The BBC Politics Show graphics dept made me and the other Lead Candidates into diddlymen walking across Europe. Very amusing.

First hustings in Scraborough for the Federation of Small Businesses. One of many 'no shows' for UKIP who had a dismal attendance record at hustings meetings throughout the campaign

The Motorcycle Action Group hustings. Great fun and hosted by Lembit Opik no less!

Launching the Green Party's National Euro Campaign in London. The 3 people in the middle were elected as MEPs.

At our Regional Euro Launch being interviewed by Len Tingle. We were interrupted by very vocal cows.

Our 6 strong Euro Candidate Team worked well together throughout the campaign . A real pleasure working with them.

A great day in Sheffield towards the end of the campaign. A terrific local Party and great to see them up their Cllrs from 2 to 4 in the local elections.

A picture from the count. I wasn't in too bad a frame of mind having not been elected but it was nice that so many people were concerned.

Elections over and back to work. A clean up with Newsome residents in preparation for the Tour de France that passed through.

Thanks to Gideon Richards for our offiicial Newsome Cllrs pic at Stirley Farm

Wahey! Actually managed to grow something.

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust launched their beef box scheme. Guess who was their first customer?

At the Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival with Julie and Karen

I attended a European Greens Energy Summit in Brussels where I pushed the need to address Fuel Poverty

Green Parish Cllr Cass Whittingham's Civic Sunday. She's the one in blue. Former Kirkburton Conservative Cllr Christine Smith is in white. I'm hiding at the back!

Official pic of the Green Party and Valley Independent Group on Kirklees Council. Carefully cropped pic as my shirt is hanging out.

Some Broad Bean Houmous I purchased at one of Growing Newsome's events. You can always guarantee to get a food there you can't get anywhere else.

The hardly elected Labour West Yorkshire Police Commissioner visited Kirkburton Parish Council to talk about his work and answer presubmitted questions only!  Grumpy Cllrs Cooper & Barraclough not in official picture.

Independent Cllr for Flockton Jimmy Paxton is given a bottle by Cass to mark 40 years as a Kirkburton Parish Councillor.

In London with Jean Lambert MEP for the launch of the report we commissioned  on pushing a Social Energy Target in he EU to address Fuel Poverty. Great work by National,Energy Action.

Labours Energy Spokesperson Caroline Flint MP came to Huddersfield  to explain how Labour were the 'Real Green Party' yeah right. It was a public meeting so a few Greenies provided an alternative view.

 Green Cllrs Robert Barraclough and Derek Hardcastle fixing an unadopted road in Kirkburton. Great can do approach.

Speaking at Full Council in November where I unsuccessfully proposed,an all party shared administration of Kirklees and laid into the Lib Dems over their Govts lamentable performance on climate change. They didn't like it much.

And a Merry Xmas from me and my fellow Parish and Kirklees colleague Cllr Robert Barraclough

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