Leader of Greens on Bradford Council selected as party’s candidate for Bradford South

24th May 2024 | Comments Off on Leader of Greens on Bradford Council selected as party’s candidate for Bradford South

The Green Party has today announced Councillor Matt Edwards will be their candidate for the Bradford South constituency at the General Election on 4th July. Councillor Edwards was first elected to Bradford Council in 2021 and was re-elected on May 2nd with one of the largest vote shares in Bradford. He represents Tong Ward which […]

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Green Leader on Bradford Council responds to the budget

6th March 2024 | Comments Off on Green Leader on Bradford Council responds to the budget

Councillor Matt Edwards, the leader of the Green Party on Bradford Council, has responded to the latest Conservative budget that offers little for most people in Bradford. Councillor Edwards said, “Bradford has suffered under fourteen years of economic mismanagement by this Conservative government. Our district needs investment in public services but all this government had […]

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“The loss of human life in this conflict is heartbreaking.” – Bradford Greens call for Gaza ceasefire

13th November 2023 | Comments Off on “The loss of human life in this conflict is heartbreaking.” – Bradford Greens call for Gaza ceasefire

Bradford Green Party called on both the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition to back a ceasefire in Gaza saying “silence is complicity” Matt Edwards, Leader of the Green Group on Bradford Council said: “The loss of human life in this conflict is heartbreaking. The terrorist attacks by Hamas on 7th October were […]

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Statement on Bradford Council overspend

30th October 2023 | Comments Off on Statement on Bradford Council overspend

Following the announcement that Bradford Council faces an overspend of £68m in the coming year, the Leader of the Green Party Group on Bradford Council said:  “We can’t get around the fact this announcement today is bad news for taxpayers in Bradford. We have had many years of significant Council Tax rises whilst every day […]

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Yorkshire Water should be apologising for higher bills

30th May 2023 | Comments Off on Yorkshire Water should be apologising for higher bills

An apology from Yorkshire Water’s chief executive over sewage discharges is not good enough according to Green Party councillors on Bradford Council who say they should be apologising for charging people for services they failed to deliver Nicola Shaw apologised because Yorkshire Water had “taken too long” to produce a plan to tackle sewage being […]

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Green Party Deputy Leader visits Bradford as part of local election campaign

25th April 2023 | Comments Off on Green Party Deputy Leader visits Bradford as part of local election campaign

The Deputy Leader of the Green Party and England and Wales visit Bradford District to join local campaigners for the upcoming local elections.  Zack Polanski, who is a member of the London Assembly, stopped in Bradford as part of a small tour of Yorkshire. He joined Ros Brown and local campaigners in Ilkley, where the […]

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Petition launched to reverse cuts to 508 bus

11th April 2023 | Comments Off on Petition launched to reverse cuts to 508 bus

A petition has been started calling on First Bus to reverse their cuts to the 508 bus service which connects Leeds City Centre with Halifax via the South of Bradford. The petition was started by Councillor Matt Edwards, who represents Tong Ward and is also the Green Party’s national Transport spokesperson. The 508 runs along […]

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Councillor demands enforcement on former social club owner

7th April 2023 | Comments Off on Councillor demands enforcement on former social club owner

A councillor has called on Bradford Council to take action on the owner of a prominent building in Holmewood – months after he was granted planning permission to demolish the building. Councillor Matt Edwards has called on Bradford Council to take action against the owner of the Holmewood Social Club for failing to keep the […]

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Greens lead call for action to tackle sewage discharges in rivers

16th March 2023 | Comments Off on Greens lead call for action to tackle sewage discharges in rivers

Bradford Council has agreed to demand that Yorkshire Water and the government do more to tackle sewage discharge into the district’s rivers following Green Party proposals.  The motion, proposed by Councillor Celia Hickson (Tong Ward) called on the Chief Executive of Bradford Council to do more to hold Yorkshire Water to account following data that […]

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Greens select popular businesswoman as candidate for key council seat

28th February 2023 | Comments Off on Greens select popular businesswoman as candidate for key council seat

A popular local businesswoman has been selected by the Green Party as their candidate for Tong Ward.  Green Party members voted to select Ursula Sutcliffe, who owned and ran the popular plant shop and cafe ‘Plant One On Me’ in Bradford City Centre until it closed last year. Ursula has lived in Holmewood for nearly […]

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Green Councillors welcome reopening of Holmewood Library

20th February 2023 | Comments Off on Green Councillors welcome reopening of Holmewood Library

Green Party councillors for Tong Ward have welcomed the re-opening of Holmewood Library. The new library has been relocated within the recently refurbished TFD Centre on Broadstone Way. Initially, it will be open on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am to 2pm and run by volunteers. Tong Ward’s Green Party councillors Matt Edwards and Celia […]

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Greens respond to “inadequate” Ofsted report into Bradford Children’s Services.

31st January 2023 | Comments Off on Greens respond to “inadequate” Ofsted report into Bradford Children’s Services.

Bradford Green Party has responded to the release of the latest Ofsted report into Children’s Services which ranks the service as “inadequate” and highlights “widespread failures” in social work practice. Green Party councillors have also called for the Leader of The Council to consider her position in light of the “shameful” report which states “corporate […]

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Greens call for public transport investment as new data reveals 1 in 4 don’t drive

9th January 2023 | Comments Off on Greens call for public transport investment as new data reveals 1 in 4 don’t drive

Greens have highlighted the need for more investment in Public Transport and active travel as new Census Data reveals that fewer than one in four households in Bradford have access to a car. Research by Bradford District Green Party using the new data, showed large variations in car ownership across Bradford District – in several […]

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Greens call for action on “social housing crisis”

14th December 2022 | Comments Off on Greens call for action on “social housing crisis”

At the Full Council meeting yesterday (Tuesday 13th December), Bradford Council voted to take action to tackle the social housing crisis in the city following proposals from a Green Party councillor. The proposals were put forward by Councillor Matt Edwards, leader of the Green Group and a  councillor for Tong Ward, which has one of […]

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Amazon Warehouse “will direct HGVs on to congested roads in Bradford”

6th December 2022 | Comments Off on Amazon Warehouse “will direct HGVs on to congested roads in Bradford”

A local councillor has demanded Kirklees Council refuse plans for an Amazon Warehouse after a transport plan revealed that waiting HGVs could be directed on to congested roads in Bradford. Agents acting on behalf of the developer have submitted a Transport Assessment to demonstrate what would happen if HGVs arrived too early at the site. […]

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Plans for car park on greenbelt put on hold

21st November 2022 | Comments Off on Plans for car park on greenbelt put on hold

Plans for a car park on Green Belt land near Ben Rhydding Station have been put on hold by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority. At the West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s Finance, Resources and Corporate Committee on Thursday 10th November, members were told that dozens of upcoming transport and infrastructure schemes needed to be reviewed in […]

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Councillors raise concerns about cuts to Household Waste Centre opening times

15th November 2022 | Comments Off on Councillors raise concerns about cuts to Household Waste Centre opening times

Green Party councillors have raised concerns about cuts to opening times at Household Waste Centre across Bradford District and the lack of publicity. From 31st October, centres will now open an hour later at 9am on a weekday and close at 16:45. On Saturdays the tips will – open at 9am and close at 3.45pm […]

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Green Party co-leader visits Ilkley

18th October 2022 | Comments Off on Green Party co-leader visits Ilkley

The Green Party co-leader visited Bradford District to discuss river pollution issues with local campaigners. Carla Denyer, the Green Party co-leader visited Ilkley to meet with campaigners and Green Party Town Councillor Ros Brown. Earlier this year, the Environment Agency gave the River Wharfe at Ilkley a water quality rating of “poor” – the only […]

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Government pushing an “anti-cycling narrative that is making things far more dangerous for cyclists”

17th August 2022 | Comments Off on Government pushing an “anti-cycling narrative that is making things far more dangerous for cyclists”

The Green Party Transport and Healthy Streets spokesperson has accused the government of pushing an “anti-cycling narrative that is making things far more dangerous for cyclists”. This comes following statements from Grant Shapps, the Transport Secretary that cyclists should have number plates, be insured and subject to speed limits. Matt Edwards, who is also a […]

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Sunak “is not fit to be Prime Minister” after bragging he took money from deprived areas

5th August 2022 | Comments Off on Sunak “is not fit to be Prime Minister” after bragging he took money from deprived areas

reens have responded to a leaked video showing the ex-Chancellor, Rishi Sunak boasting to Conservative Party members in Royal Tunbridge Wells that he had diverted public money out of deprived urban areas like Bradford to help wealthy towns. The leaked video was uncovered by the New Statesman magazine and shows the Tory Leadership Contender speaking […]

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