The Sheffield Green Party is today announcing that Rob Unwin has been selected by party members as their candidate for the upcoming Council by-election in Nether Edge and Sharrow.
Speaking after his selection, Rob commented:
“I am delighted to accept my party’s nomination to be the Green Party candidate in the upcoming Nether Edge and Sharrow Council by-election. I would like to thank the party members for selecting me, and my fellow candidates for a good contest.
“I look forward to running a strong, committed, and positive campaign. As a local community activist, I would relish the opportunity to represent Nether Edge and Sharrow on the City Council and to add to the growing body of Green Party representatives in Sheffield.
“I have been an active campaigner in the area for many years, working to improve our local community through successful campaigns such as getting a new zebra crossing and speed camera in Sharrow, renovating a local pocket park, getting community cricket nets repaired, housing issues, and many other local issues.
“But until June 9th I am completely focused on campaigning to elect the North’s first Green Party MP – Natalie Bennett, who has a great chance of winning the Sheffield Central constituency in the upcoming General Election.”
Former local Councillor Dr Jillian Creasy further commented on Rob’s tireless work for the local community:
“Rob Unwin did a huge amount to support myself and Cllr Rob Murphy when I was a Councillor covering Highfield, Sharrow and parts of Nether Edge. He helped us keep in touch with local people by knocking on doors, dealing with problems and campaigning for improvements. He would be able to continue this work and do even more as a city Councillor.”