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Sheffield Greens target big gains in May Council elections

Council election candidates 2016Sheffield Green Party have 84 candidates nominated in the May council elections – a full slate – and is aiming for a much bigger council group after the election.

Candidates include current councillors Rob Murphy, Brian Webster and Aodan Marken. Other candidates include Sue Morton, founder member and former Chair of Walkley Community Forum, Douglas Johnson, winner of a Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year award in 2014 and Magid Mah, recent President of Hull University Students Union.

The Speaker for the Green Group on Sheffield City Council, Cllr Rob Murphy, comments: “We can change Sheffield for the better in May. Sheffielders have the chance to vote for a Council that will listen, value their views and work with them not against them.

The recent bus consultation and changes highlight a Labour council that is not listening to Sheffield people. Green councillors continue to offer constructive alternatives to the council and work hard on the ground for the people they represent. Greens will ask voters to support our local manifesto which emphasises our approach of working closely with local people.

We aim to build on Jillian Creasy’s breakthrough second place in Sheffield Central constituency last May and our existing group of 4 city councillors. We are targeting the 5 constituency wards plus Crookes & Crosspool, Ecclesall and Gleadless Valley, where there is strong support for our work.

3 votes for each resident means Sheffielders can radically change the shape of the current lopsided, Labour controlled, council in May. That’s good for democracy and can help to create a substantial opposition group of Green councillors to represent them and the city.”

Read the Sheffield Green Party Manifesto here.

See who’s standing for the Green Party in your ward here.

Topics: City Wide, Council, Elections, General