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The LEEDS LOCAL ELECTIONS are coming, on Thursday 4 May 2023. Many thanks in advance if you can support us, the Green Party, here in Hunslet and Riverside*.

After years of campaigning and community action**, alongside 100s of great local people, Ed Carlisle broke through and won a seat on Leeds City Council, in May 2022. A big result for the whole community.

We are now campaigning to win a second local Council seat, at the forthcoming City Council elections on Thursday 4 May 2023. Can you help us win again this May – to double our impact for and with the community?

Our candidate this year is Omar Mushtaq (pictured above with Ed, and Green MP Caroline Lucas): born and bred in south Leeds, he’s a long (15 year) track record, working with others for positive change in our communities. Click here to find out more about him.

We won this seat with over 50% of the vote last year. With your support, we will win again this May – and Omar will be another local Green councillor, serving with Ed on the City Council.

All local residents should have now received full info on us and our local work, and why you might consider voting for us! (Or you can read all our latest newsletters here, and endorsements from local people here.) We’ll be releasing more content in the final weeks.

The political landscape is changing. People are hungry for a positive, fairer, more cooperative politics, to build a better future. The Green Party are surging across Leeds and the UK: read more here. So-called ‘tactical voting’ is nonsense here: read more here. And whatever you think of national politics, this is different, we need change right here on our doorstep: read more here.

Get in touch anytime, with queries, or to get involved with our campaign, or our year-round community work, or anything! 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.

** We (the Greens) have run active campaigns in every local (City Council) election here since 2015. Thanks to the wonderful support of local people, we steadily built up our votes, until breaking through with 51% of the vote in 2022. With your support, we will win again this May.

*** 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 (especially Labour) support us in the local elections, click here.

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