The Green Party has launched its election campaign for both the Sheffield City Council and Sheffield City Region mayoral elections.
The campaign was launched on Monday, April 16, by party Deputy Leader Amelia Womack at Sheffield’s Central Library.
The party said that gains are expected in Sheffield where they hope to increase the current council group of four councillors - creating a strong opposition group. Councillor Alison Teal will be defending her seat in Nether Edge & Sharrow. Meanwhile community campaigners Kaltum Rivers and Martin Phipps are seeking to gain seats where there are currently Green councillors in Broomhill & Sharrow Vale and City wards.
City ward councillor and speaker for the Green group on Sheffield Council, Rob Murphy, is the Green candidate in the Sheffield City Region mayoral election.
Ms Womack said: “Green councillors have consistently stood up for their constituents and delivered real change across the region. Labour have big council majorities in all the South Yorkshire councils which is taking away transparency and diversity across the region.
“Labour in Sheffield has actively supported the roads and street trees private contract, spends time and money trying to keep contracts secret, and makes big decisions behind closed doors. Green councillors are free to act in the best interests of local people. Voters can send a message on May 3rd - it’s time for other voices and ideas to be listened to.”