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“Why are flights cheaper than trains to a climate change conference” asks Green Councillor.

“Why is it cheaper to fly to Glasgow than it is to get the train?” says Green Party councillor looking at attending the UN Climate Change Conference. Councillor Matt Edwards (Tong Ward) has revealed that a flight to Glasgow from Leeds Bradford, via a stop off in Dublin was around THREE times cheaper than a […]

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Green councillors demand action from mayor and councils on climate change

Green Councillors call on Mayor of West Yorkshire and Labour-led councils to face up to the realities of climate change following stark warnings in the IPCC Climate Report released today. The report by the International Panel on Climate Change, the world’s leading authority on climate science, warned that “Climate change is already affecting every region […]

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Rail cuts to London another example of leaving Bradford behind says Green councillor

A Green councillor has branded plans by the government-controlled rail operator LNER to slash rail services between Bradford to London as another example of the city being forced to play “second fiddle to Leeds”. LNER is proposing a significant timetable change that will result in services from Bradford being cut, whilst there will be an […]

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Green Councillor backs teachers call to move learning online from Monday

A Green Party councillor has backed calls from teaching unions to take steps to protect the safety of staff and students by moving to online learning from Monday. Kevin Warnes, a councillor for Shipley who is also a teacher, has backed calls from the four teacher unions to stop the reopening of schools on Monday […]

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Former Deputy Lord Mayor of Bradford has called for people to ask ‘inspirational women’ to stand for elected office

Hawarun Hussain, who was a councillor for Shipley for 14 years, and a former Deputy Lord Mayor of Bradford, has called on Bradford residents to ask an inspirational woman to stand for elected office on “#AskHerToStand Day”. Ask Her To Stand Day, which falls on the 21st November, is an initiative by the organisation ‘50:50 […]

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Green Party responds to new Hokey Cokey rules for parts of Yorkshire

In response to the announcement by Government that they are reintroducing coronavirus restriction across the whole of Kirklees, Bradford and Calderdale, Councillor Andrew Cooper the Green Party’s West Yorkshire Mayoral Candidate said: “This Hokey Cokey method of taking some areas in and out of local lockdowns is not working. If we make changes they should […]

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Green Party respond to increased lock down rules in Bradford

The Green Party has responded to government announcements of new lock-down measures across Bradford District and other areas of Northern England. Councillor Martin Love, leader of the Green Party Group on Bradford District Council, said: “The government’s lacklustre approach to track and trace has failed. “Announcing major new lock-down measures on Twitter with less than […]

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Bradford Green Party launches coronavirus recovery plan

Bradford Green Party has unveiled their plan to help ensure Bradford’s recovery following the coronavirus crisis is a green recovery – putting people and our environment at the heart of plans to reinvigorate our local economy. The Green Party coronavirus recovery plan called “A Greener Future for Bradford” is calling for an array of measures […]

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British Airways decision to scrap flights must mean end of expansion plans for Leeds Bradford Airport

Green Party councillor Kevin Warnes has called for plans to expand Leeds Bradford Airport to be scrapped following the decision by British Airways to stop flights to Heathrow. This decision by the UKs largest airline, follows on from news that Ryanair had not featured Leeds Bradford on its Summer 2021 timetable. Councillor Warnes, (Shipley) has […]

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Green councillors ask Bradford Council to only open schools when safe

Bradford’s Green Party councillors have called on Bradford Council to follow the lead of other leading councils and pledge to only open schools when infection rates have dropped to safer levels. Last week, both Liverpool City Council and Hartlepool Borough Council released statements to say that, despite the government announcements that schools will start reopening […]

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