Last night members of what had been the Sheffield and Rotherham Green party voted to set up a separate party solely for Rotherham. The Local Party will cover all 21 wards of Rotherham MBC which matches roughly to the 3 Parliamentary constituencies of Rotherham, Wentworth and Dearne and Rother Valley. We intend to fight for representation at local and National level for the Green party’s thoughtful, ethical, evidence based policies.
Sheffield Green Party has been our partner for many years and their strong presence in Local Government will be our guide in planning what we do in Rotherham for the future. We wish to thank them for their support and wish them well.
Our Focus for the coming weeks will be on the ‘all out’ Local Government elections to RMBC on Thursday 5 May 2016, where we hope to stand as many candidates as possible and give many local people their first chance to Vote Green.
Newly elected joint Coordinator for Rotherham Green Party, Cllr Rebecca Whyman can be contacted for further comment or information via Greenpartyrotherham@gmail.com
We will also be campaigning locally for an ‘In’ vote in the recently announced Referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU on Thursday 23 June.
Rotherham Green’s are already on Social Media
About the Green Party
Imagine a political system that puts the public first. Imagine an economy that gives everyone their fair share.
Imagine a society capable of supporting everyone’s needs. Imagine a planet protected from the threat of climate change now and for the generations to come. That’s the world we want to create and we believe we have the means to do it.
By ensuring that everyone has access to a secure job that pays at least the Living Wage we will build an economy that works for the common good, not just the privileged few. By restoring public services to public hands we will ensure they are run in the interests of the people that use them.
By investing in renewable energy and reducing our reliance on fossil fuels, we will build a stable and sustainable society that protects our planet from climate change.
By building more social rented homes and bringing abandoned buildings back into use we will ensure that everyone has a secure and affordable place to live.
New Green Party branch set up for Rotherham
Green Party members have set up a separate branch for Rotherham.
The branch, previously part of the Sheffield and Rotherham group, will cover all 21 Rotherham Council wards and match roughly the parliamentary constituencies of Rotherham, Wentworth and Dearne, and Rother Valley.