STOP PRESS! STOP PRESS!
Inside 24 hours, we are really pleased to announce that both the Labour and Green Parties endorse our election pledges and stand with us to demand more from central government, regional government and big business. Use your vote to vote for the climate and for nature!
In a few days time, Wakefield goes to the polls to elect one councillor in every ward. Our votes decide who represents us for the next two years, after which boundary changes come in and everyone has to stand anew.
We think that the climate crisis and ecological emergency should be front and centre of this and every election. After all, there is not much to look forward to with a trashed environment and there are so many benefits from green jobs and a thriving natural world!
We have produced a set of election pledges and we are asking ALL candidates to sign up to these pledges, so we all know they are taking seriously the issue of our age!
You – and the candidates – can read the thinking behind these pledges here. If you want to get the same environmental commitment from your local candidates, you are very welcome to invite them all to adopt our pledges – they are in the interests of every voter in the district, whichever party they support.
If you are a candidate, as well as adopting the pledges, don’t forget to tell us! We will make a fuss on Twitter and Facebook, telling everyone that you support a clean, green and vibrant District!