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Councillor hits out at shambolic mismanagement over new tier system

A senior councillor has hit out at “shambolic mismanagement” from the government over its announcement of the new three-tier system of restrictions for Coronavirus. Councillor Andrew Cooper, the leader of the Green Group on Kirklees Council and the party’s candidate in next years West Yorkshire Mayoral Election has raised concerns over conflicting information and announcement […]

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Green mayoral candidate puzzled by award for West Yorkshire Combined Authority for showing climate leadership

Green candidate for mayor reacts with surprise to see regional authority recognised for showing leadership in tackling the climate emergency. Today (2nd October) The West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) has won the award for “Leadership in Responding to the Climate Emergency” at the annual MJ Local Government Achievement Awards. Councillor Andrew Cooper has said “To be […]

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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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Former Deputy Mayor of Bradford selected to run for Deputy Mayor in 2021 West Yorkshire Mayor Elections

The Green Party has become the first national party to announce its candidate for the 2021 West Yorkshire Mayoral elections – and in what is thought to be a first, will run on a double ticket for both Mayor and Deputy Mayor. Councillor Andrew Cooper, the leader of the Green Group on Kirklees Council was […]

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Bradford falling behind introduction of new cycle lanes

Bradford Green Party calls on Bradford Council to implement Emergency Active Travel schemes as “a matter of urgency.” Bradford Green Party Councillors and Campaigners are calling on Bradford Council to move much quicker to put in place schemes using the ‘Emergency Active Travel Fund’ from the Government to encourage cycling across the district. Green Party campaigner […]

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Greens call for more support for buses as Aire Valley services set to increase

Green Party campaigners welcome news that Keighley Bus Company is to increase bus services but call for more support for bus companies from National Government. There has been a significant increase in people using public transport despite strict rules on the number of people allowed on to buses. Darren Parkinson, Green Party community campaigner 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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Report reveals banking inequality across Bradford District

A report by Bradford District Green Party has identified a stark difference in services provided by banks and building societies across Bradford District. The report, which was authored by community campaigner Matt Edwards, set out to investigate the coverage of banks and building societies across Bradford District and then identify the impact of temporary branch […]

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Research reveals Bradford still ranks as a fly-tipping ‘hotspot’

On Fly-tipping Friday, Bradford District Green Party have highlighted new research shows that Bradford is the third worst place in the country for fly-tipping. The research by The Furniture Recycling Group (TFRG) puts Bradford behind only Liverpool and Manchester in terms of overall fly-tipping incidents in 2018 and 2019. Matt Edwards, Green Party campaigner for […]

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Bradford Greens celebrate historic election results.

The 2019 local elections has been the best ever result for the Green Party with a year of big breakthroughs across the city. Councillor Kevin Warnes was re-elected in Shipley ward with an astounding 55% of the vote after an amazing and positive campaign in the town. Kevin said: “This is my fifth time running for the […]

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