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Quintet bidding for Shiregreen seat on Sheffield Council

Voters go to the polls to elect new members to Sheffield Council on Thursday, May 22.

Voters go to the polls to elect new members to Sheffield Council on Thursday, May 22.

Voters will go to the polls on Thursday, May 22, to choose new members for Sheffield Council, including a new representative in Shiregreen and Brightside ward.

Five candidates are vying to join existing ward members. Coun Peter Price and Coun Sioned-Mair Richards.

The candidates are:

SHIREGREEN & BRIGHTSIDE

JAMES ANDERSON, of Riverdale Road - Conservative Party

Awaiting information

DOUGLAS JOHNSON, of Fox Street - Green Party

“I’m 44 and live quite close to the ward with my family in Burngreave. I’m an advice worker and I’ve been able to work with a lot of people in Shiregreen. It’s about dealing with everyday problems that mostly stem from all the disadvantages that people across the north of Sheffield share - whether it’s low paid work, the bedroom tax or poor quality housing.

“The Green Party is as much about tackling low incomes and disadvantage as it is about climate change. For us, the two go together. A Green vote is a call to make things better.”

MARK PRICE, of Glebelands Road, Stocksbridge - UKIP

Awaiting information

PETER RIPPON, of Tunwell Drive - Labour

The Deputy Lord Mayor of Sheffield has been a Sheffield Council member for Shiregreen and Brightside for 11 years, since his election in 2003.

JACK WESTON, of Hawley Street - Liberal Democrat

Jack is a local musician. Jack said: “I’m proud Liberal Democrats are campaigning for a fairer society. In Government, Liberal Democrats have delivered fairer taxes, free childcare for two-year-olds and more funding to help children catch up at school. Across Sheffield, local Lib Dems have been leading the campaign to save Sheffield’s threatened libraries. Despite tens of thousands of signatures, Labour councillors in the Town Hall refused to listen. It’s important library users send Labour a strong message this month.”

 

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