The General Election for the Westminster constituency of Selby and Ainsty along with the local election for Selby District are both to be held on Thursday 7th May 2015. In order to vote, you must be registered. If you're not registered yet please Register To Vote here.
Selby Green Party has recently selected its Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for the General Election 2015 - visit the People page for more information on our candidate Ian Richards.
In the recent European Elections the Greens gained more votes than the Liberal Democrats (both in our region, Yorkshire & Humberside, and nationally) and we are excited to continue the ‘Green Surge’.
If you would like to support Selby Green Party's General Election campaign by helping with leafletting or displaying a 'Vote Green' poster in your window please contact Caroline Littler (Chair) today on email@example.com to find out how you can be involved.
Our wish is to give every voter in the Selby District the chance to vote Green in both national and local elections. However, we need all the help we can get to make this a reality. The next District Councils are on May 7 2015. There are 19 Wards across Selby District and a total of 31 seats up for election.
This year we are pleased to be standing Distrcit Council candidates in 5 wards across the District: Derwent, Escrick, South Milford, Sherburn-in-Elmet and Selby West. We are also standing a Town Council candidate in Tadcaster.
More information on some of our Local Election candidates:
Cherry Waters, Green Party Candidate, Selby District Council Elections - South Milford
I have lived in South Milford for 24 years, raised 3 children here, co-founded the village toddler group, and served as a governor at the local primary and secondary schools. Having been teaching for 34 years, and married to a GP for 22, I feel passionate about education and the NHS and will do my utmost to preserve them for the benefit of all. Green Party policies are for the good of everyone, not for vote-grabbing or self-interest. I believe in local, and global, activism; I will represent South Milford’s best interests – those for now and for all our futures.
Oliver Billenness, Green Party Candidate, Selby District Council Elections - Sherburn-in-Elmet
I live in Sherburn in Elmet with my wife and child. It is an exciting time, with the development of the new Aldi and over 700 new homes planned for the future guaranteed to attract new people to our streets. There is therefore a need not just to preserve but improve the services that the town offers, from the schools and doctors surgery through to the children’s centre and library. Green Party policies are for the good of everyone; and I promise that I will fight for the best interests of Sherburn in Elmet, for now and for the future.
Ian Richards, Green Party Candidate, Selby District Council Elections - Selby West
I am a Selby resident and have lived in the District for 11 years. I believe we need to campaign to help those hardest hit by austerity measures. We need to rethink how we care for people through paying a living wage, fighting against NHS privatisation, making our children’s education a priority and investing in clean, affordable energy. I have six grand-children, all living here in Selby, and I worry what sort of world they are going to be living in by the time they reach my age. I am glad to have my chance to try to make a difference to Selby West.
Sue Cray, Green Party Candidate, Selby District Council Elections - Escrick
We have enjoyed a high standard of living over the past fifty years based on an abundance of fossil fuels and we know often this has been at a cost to both the natural world and people, health wise and economically. I think now is time for meaningful change. The Green Party is a grassroots organization which encourages involvement and is, therefore, suited to local council decision making processes which have a direct impact on our lives. I believe this election represents an opportunity to open up the debate about how we coexist on our planet to the benefit of all.
Sam Horsey, Green Party Candidate, Selby District Council Elections - Derwent
I am a local mum living in Hemingbrough. Here in Selby we have had a catastrophic loss of jobs in the area recently with 455 jobs going at Yorkshire Fresh Foods in Camblesforth. Selby high street is now full of charity shops instead of growing businesses. This area is in a good geographical position to make a business case for investment to create new jobs and grow confidence in the local economy. This area deserves better, and I am standing for District Council because the Green Party will fight for investment in Selby.
David Lindsay, Green Party Candidate, Tadcaster Town Council Elections - Tadcaster East
I am a photographer and film maker based in Tadcaster, with a previous career in financial services. I grew up in the town then moved to Leeds for 12 years, before returning in 2012 where I have become involved with several community groups and organisations, including the carnival, Tadcaster Albion Football Club and the Litter Pickers. This is the first time I have stood for council at any level, and if elected I am very much looking forward to working with the other council members on improving Tadcaster and its surrounding villages in the future.
If you would like to support Selby Green Party's District Council election campaign by helping with leafletting or displaying a 'Vote Green' poster in your window please contact Caroline Littler (Chair) today on firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how you can be involved.