Hello, welcome.

Thanks for dropping by. The Leeds local (Council) elections are very close, on Thursday 6th May (2021). Ed Carlisle – the Green Party candidate here in Hunslet and Riverside* – is well-placed to break through and win this year: can you help us?

Ed has lived, worked, and volunteered across our communities here for 18+ years, working year-round with a wide range of local people to make good things happen (click here). Together, we’re having an impact, we’re making a difference.

And huge thanks to the 1000s of local people (including many fed-up members of the big old parties) who’s supported us these past years with the elections. We could easily win this year, if we just pull together and get the vote out on Thursday 6th May. (We were just 4% off winning last time: full stats below.**)

Let’s move on from the tired politics of the past, and build something good together for our communities and our city. Whatever you think of national politics***, we need change right here on our doorstep. Thank you.

Watch Ed’s short election video here (2 mins). Watch the recent hustings debate here (90 mins). Check out our big community manifesto here. Read our leaflets here. Here is our Elton John parody election video (because life is serious enough!).  And get in touch anytime, about anything.

* ‘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’ve run active campaigns in every local (City Council) election here 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?

*** 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.


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