ED IN THE NEWS
To give a fuller sense of who Ed is, and the work he’s involved in, here are some news articles and more featuring him. Ed genuinely doesn’t like all this self-promotion malarkey, but it seems to goes with the territory if you throw yourself into the political sphere..!
– Ed’s been co-leading the Clean Air campaign for this area since 2018. Click here to watch his five-minute deputation speech to the Council in November 2018 (fast forward to 28 minutes, 20 seconds). We were also in Leeds Live (here), the YEP (here), and Look North (pictured above).
– Ed’s campaign for a civic plaque to mark the life and tragic death of Leeds man George Edwin Ellison at the very end of World War One also garnered lots of interest, including Look North, Leeds Live (click here), and a load of other places.
– It’s a while ago now, but Ed was on Radio 4’s ‘Today’ programme in the lead-up to last year’s General Election, and acquitted himself ok (!): click here (at 6.52am).
– The nice people at Made in Leeds TV have had Ed on their current affairs programmes a few times, talking about community events and issues in south Leeds, regional devolution, and more (pictured above).
– Between 2014-2016, Ed helped lead on the major Den Building Festival, which got a fair bit of coverage – eg this article, in the YEP.
– Ed does a fair bit of writing for South Leeds Life. Click here to see some of his articles over the years. (All-time favourites include these pieces, in April 2014 and 2016 respectively, about the possibility of switching the postcodes of 10,000s of south Leeds residents, and the proposal to introduce a metric term system into Leeds schools…)
– Following the London bombings in 2005 and even up to now, Beeston Hill (where Ed lives, and which makes up part of the Hunslet and Riverside ward) has had a load of media attention about those events. Here’s a short radio interview from several years back, with Ed and a good mate of his talking about our experience of (and love for) life in the community here.
– And here’s a video clip of Ed doing one of the presentations at a Bettakultcha event at the Belgrave in town, on political disruption. And here’s another older one, in Beeston Hill, talking about ‘alternative economics’.
(Top images courtesy of Peg Alexander, from Made in Leeds TV; and of Katrine Madsen.)