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Calderdale Greens’ best ever General Election results

Calderdale Green Party had its best ever General Election results with Kieran Turner taking 7½% of the votes in Calder Valley and Martin Hey over 10% in Halifax.

Thanks to all our supporters in Calderdale who came out to support us not only in the local elections but also in the General Election. Elsewhere the Green Party has gained four new MPs.

Head and shoulders of Kieran Turner and Martin Hey
Kieran Turner (Calder Valley) and Martin Hey (Halifax)

While the Labour Party took both of the seats in Calderdale, the contrast between the two could not be more stark. They took Calder Valley with a higher share of the vote than the Labour Party gained nationally but in Halifax they had their lowest share of the vote for decades.

Supporting us

You can support us in a variety of ways; email the Secretary if you are able to help with future campaigning.

Any support most gratefully received.

A Green voice for Calderdale

We need a stronger Green voice on Calderdale Council to bring more focus to addressing the climate emergency. While other parties to varying degrees have adopted green policies, they have no comprehensive and integrated strategy. Greens do and they bring a fresh voice to Council decisions.

Tackling the climate emergency requires action to:

  • reduce the carbon footprint of all council activities;
  • improve the energy efficiency of all buildings, private and commercial;
  • reduce air pollution to below WHO recommended limits;
  • mitigate flooding in the Calder Valley;
  • create new, sustainable, green jobs;
  • create training opportunities to enable people to take green jobs.

Green councillors will fight to ensure:

  • that improving energy efficiency is at the heart of all decisions;
  • that transport plans encourage more use of public transport and more cycle routes and reduce air pollution through electrification of transport, provision of charging points for cars, etc;
  • natural flood management and appropriate upland management alongside avoiding development on flood plains;
  • the protection of green spaces and the development of biodiversity within Calderdale;
  • a local plan that can support the above.

Calderdale Green Party plans to sustain a Green voice on the Council step by step, building on each successful election to demonstrate the value of a Green voice on the Council to its citizens.

For more info and to get involved please contact info@calderdale.greenparty.org.uk

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The Official Clothing Store

A range of awesome designs that tackle the issue of climate change are printed on ethically produced 100% organic cotton t-shirts made in a certified wind-powered factory.

The Official Clothing Shop

 

Election Candidates May 2nd 2024

Brighouse – Kim Atkinson

Calder – Mark Stanley

Elland – Barry Crossland

Greetland and Stainland – Jackie Haigh

Hipperholme and Lightcliffe – Catherine Graham

Illingworth and Mixenden – Laura Beesley

Luddendenfoot – Kate Sweeny

Northowram and Shelf – Elaine Hey

Ovenden – Finn Jensen

Park – Sabir Hussain

Rastrick – Andrew Bramley

Ryburn – Cordelia Prescott

Skircoat – Robert Orange

Sowerby Bridge – David Booth

Todmorden – Kieran Turner

Town – Elliot Hey

Warley – Katie Witham

You can contact them through Calderdale Green Party.

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