Rotherham Greens Launch their ‘Manifesto for a Brighter Rotherham’

Rotherham Greens Launch their ‘Manifesto for a Brighter Rotherham’

Rotherham Green Party will be standing candidates in 2/3rds of Rotherham’s 21 Council Wards on Thursday 5 May 2016 giving more people than ever before the chance to vote Green – many for the first time.

Rotherham needs a challenge to the ‘one Party state’ which has been in charge in Rotherham for over 30 years. This is a concern Green Party leader Natalie Bennett voiced in her interview when she visited Rotherham last month and we have worked hard to rise to the challenge.

Each voter has 3 votes in these all out elections so we are hoping to persuade sufficient voters to give us at least one of those votes that we can achieve representation on the council for the first time in this election.

We recognise that much of the work of Local Councillors is at the grass roots making sure local people’s day to day interests are being cared for and that is always a Green Councillor’s first priority.

The manifesto is a list of wider aims we think Rotherham and the council should be aiming for and we will be pushing for when elected.

It comes in 2 forms. One is the headlines as shown in the attached graphic which are the areas we have focussed in on. The second is a more detailed breakdown as to our priorities in those areas.

Joint Coordinator for Rotherham Green Party, Cllr Rebecca Whyman can be contacted for further comment or information via

Rotherham Greens 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.



Green Party Manifesto for a Brighter Rotherham download

6 thoughts on “Rotherham Greens Launch their ‘Manifesto for a Brighter Rotherham’

  1. How wonderful but how are they going to deliver all this
    Every one with access to a living wage job
    Total green energy
    Personal education
    Building every one a affordable home
    But please tell us how you will achieve all this how will it all be funded by local government
    Like Lewis Armstrong sang O what a wonderful world
    Now get in the real world


  2. ” Imagine a planet protected from the threat of climate change now and for the generations to come.”
    How does the Green party intend to address the problem of Chinese coal fired power stations?
    Or the problems of toxicity in Inner Mongolia caused by the mining of rare earths used in the production of batteries for smartphones and batteries for electric and hybrid vehicles?

    ” By restoring public services to public hands”.
    Not allowed under EU laws. The Green party is pro EU.
    “The Green Party wants Britain to remain a part of the EU because we believe that we flourish when we work together on the shared challenges we face.”

    “By ensuring that everyone has access to a secure job”
    They haven’t defined ‘secure’ nor have they spelt out what sort of jobs they think they can create.

    The Greens lost control of Brighton- and 9 councillors- in May last year. Among their most potty ideas was to introduce ‘meat free Monday’s’ and ban bacon butties in council canteens. That died a death after mass protests by council staff.
    Doubled parking charges and then wondered why the town centre died on its feet.

    Yes indeedy, vote for a left wing bunch of tree huggers and sandalistas.
    You know it makes sense.


  3. When Natalie Bennett comes on, the TV goes off. I am not keen on the Greens, even though I would be considered one. As for the Global warming scam, its killing our industry.


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