Hello, welcome, thanks for dropping by! We are the Green Party in Hunslet and Riverside*, in south/central Leeds.
We’re regular people, who live in the heart of the local community, who love our city. We’ve an unrivalled track record, over 18+ years, working hard with others to make good things happen here.
We’re actually all fairly new to politics – but like so many people, we became tired of the stifling old political system, by which the big parties have dominated our political life and our communities for too long. So we thought we’d step up, and offer something better. Whatever you think of national politics**, we need change here on our doorstep.
Huge THANKS to everyone who’s joined us with our campaign for change here these past years. We’re working year-round with a very wide range of people across these communities – and together, we’re having an impact, we’re making a difference.
Elected or not, we’re committed to always listening to you, building a strong local voice amongst the communities here, and working with you for positive change.
And we’re now very close to winning the local (City Council) elections here***. Could you help us get over the line this year, in the local elections, scheduled for Thursday 6th May 2021****? If so, thank you!
Get in touch anytime to get involved – and work with us to break through, and start turning our city and local communities around for good. THANK YOU.
* ‘Hunslet and Riverside’ is the name of the Leeds City Council ward formerly known as ‘City and Hunslet’. It includes Beeston Hill, Hunslet, and much of the city centre. Read more here.
** To find out why local politics and local elections are very different to national politics and elections, and why many members and voters from other parties (including Labour) support us in the local elections, click here.
*** We’ve run active campaigns in every local (City Council) election since 2015, each time coming 2nd, and getting a fast-growing vote share: 43% in 2019, up from 34% in 2018, 27% in 2016, and 23% in 2015 (there was no local election in 2017 or 2020). Could you help get us over the line this year..?
**** It’s possible that the election will get postponed until later in the year, due to the Coronavirus pandemic; whenever it is, we’re ready!