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  • commented 2017-03-27 16:42:26 +0100
    I hope I joined the party last year. I would like to speak to a rep. in person regards the state of education in this country, my reason for joining, seeing the letter in the local press. I wish to write a letter tp the Daily Mail et al about how Yorkshire is back of the queue when it once had the thriving West Riding LA – my freedom, and those of miner’s families. I volunteer locally so can see first hand how many are disaffected, not just the homeless. Happt to make a stand.
  • commented 2017-03-27 16:42:24 +0100
    I hope I joined the party last year. I would like to speak to a rep. in person regards the state of education in this country, my reason for joining, seeing the letter in the local press. I wish to write a letter tp the Daily Mail et al about how Yorkshire is back of the queue when it once had the thriving West Riding LA – my freedom, and those of miner’s families. I volunteer locally so can see first hand how many are disaffected, not just the homeless. Happt to make a stand.
  • commented 2017-03-27 16:42:24 +0100
    I hope I joined the party last year. I would like to speak to a rep. in person regards the state of education in this country, my reason for joining, seeing the letter in the local press. I wish to write a letter tp the Daily Mail et al about how Yorkshire is back of the queue when it once had the thriving West Riding LA – my freedom, and those of miner’s families. I volunteer locally so can see first hand how many are disaffected, not just the homeless. Happt to make a stand.
  • commented 2017-03-23 14:27:33 +0000
    Hello


    Somebody contacted us about standing for the by-election we will be having in Southey Ward. They contacted us before we had received the necessary notice to call the election. We have now received the said notice. The election will be on 4 May 2017. the notice of election will be published on 27 March 2017. Nominations will be accepted between 28 March and 4pm 4 April 2017. Nomination packs are available at the Town Hall reception.


    Regards

    John Tomlinson

    Electoral Services Manager
  • commented 2017-03-14 11:48:39 +0000
    The following appeared in the Yorkshire post today. I do not think this will come as a surprise but I think we should be using the report to highlight the incompetence of the Westminster political parties


    “The devolution agenda is one of a number of areas that has been held back by decades of “tinkering” in central government, a new report claims, as experts warn of the huge amounts of waste generated by a constant “churn” of Whitehall policy. The new study by the Institute for Government (IfG) argues that the “endless” cycle of reform and restructuring in Westminster has come at a significant economic cost to the UK – as well as impacting on communities, businesses and departmental expertise. The think tank points out that the issue of devolution alone, successive administrations have unveiled four different models for regional governance in recent years, ranging from Regional Development Agencies to Local Enterprise Partnerships. And the recent change in government has once again “thrown the agenda into question”, strengthening the think tank’s calls for a cultural shift to encourage longer-term planning and greater stability. “The sheer scale of change to these key government policy areas is astounding – not just because of the costs incurred, but also the effect on people’s lives,” said IfG programme director Emma Norris. “Government can and must safeguard against more wasting time, money and resources on endless changes that result in little progress. “This churn is not simply a result of changes in government. It highlights persistent weaknesses in our system of government: the tendency to change and to recreate rather than commit to stable, well-evidenced policy.” The new report examines three policy areas which it claims have experienced “near-constant upheaval” in recent decades, including further education, regional governance and industrial policy. On education, it notes that the sector has seen the introduction of 28 new FE laws and 48 secretaries of state over the last 30 years, leaving students and employers dealing with a “confusing and ever-changing set of qualifications”. The study also points out that the Government is on its third industrial strategy since the Conservatives took power in the coalition in 2010. It claims that if Theresa May’s plans for a new industrial strategy are to make progress, they must focus less on overturning the work of previous governments, and more on committing to a “clear and consistent” strategy for the long term. On regional devolution, the think tank states that while the commitment to devolving power has endured throughout successive governments, the agenda has been subject to “endless tinkering and change”. “It is unclear how committed the new Prime Minister, Chancellor or other relevant secretaries of state are to the current devolution process,” it says. “If the cycle of churn is to be broken… the current process of devolution to a city-regional tier must be given the stability it needs to develop and perform effectively,” the report concludes”.


    Read more at: http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/devolution-agenda-held-back-by-decades-of-tinkering-with-policy-report-claims-1-8436604
  • commented 2017-02-13 20:13:48 +0000
    Hello,


    My name is David Rudge.

    I was going to set up “The Yorkshire Party” many years ago. I bought the domain www.theyorkshireparty.co.uk and designed the branding to the site. You had the ‘yorkshire first’ name at that point.

    As I’m not using www.theyorkshireparty.co.uk would you like to buy it from me for say a very reasonable £100.

    If I’m right in thinking your registered with the word ‘the’ and also you’ll find co.uk is more memorable. Or you could haave it forward to your current site. It will no doubt help with brand awareness, search engine optimisation and increase hits to your site.


    If so, call me on 01757 642042 and I can talk about the transfer of the ownership for you.


    Best regards,

    David Rudge


    p.s. I also have some branding and other ideas, which I can share with you for free. As I wont be using them. Thanks.
  • commented 2016-12-12 21:30:54 +0000
    Just a few word ref the closers of care homes in leeds one in my area , this home has very good cqc ratings and i believe needs to stay open .

    is this not again leeds city council saving money to aid themselves , there is in total 5 they are planning to close
  • commented 2016-11-19 21:37:50 +0000
    Are you trying to get the palatine boundaries reinstated as I believe they were only moved for Administrates purpose’s only & moved by robbery really?
  • commented 2016-11-17 16:52:57 +0000
    Hi there l didn’t even know of this party’s existence until a few days ago so l continue to read through your website with interest. However looking at your policies l do not see one on the very important issue of immigration. Can you enlighten me on why this is? Thank you. Kind regards
  • commented 2016-10-26 15:59:41 +0100
    Dear Yorkshire Party


    I am a member of the Labour Party who nonetheless wishes you well in your commitment to our county, but do you honestly believe there is any possible chance of you ever seeing the election of a city councillor, let alone a member of Parliament?


    Based on this fact, do you not feel it would be far, far better to work with the two parties – ie Labour and/or the Lib Dems – who are the only one’s capable of challenging the Conservatives in the vast majority of seats.


    Would it not make more sense to become a democratic pressure group and be freed from the hassle, cost and workload of elections and instead free up all those funds for a concerted public campaign towards your goals?


    regards and best wishes

    Graham Braithwaite
  • commented 2016-10-08 00:46:36 +0100
    On the 7th October 2016 The Yorkshire party stated there was a representative going to be at the salutation pub in Doncaster from 1pm – 2pm. I attended one other person turned up and that was it so can you please explain what happened regarding having a meet up there ?
  • commented 2016-08-26 16:43:27 +0100
    i want to stand
  • commented 2016-08-08 19:33:45 +0100
    hi everey one

    sorry i thought this had been done, the next meeting of leeds branch is 10th aug at1900hrs

    in the Duncan pub on Boar lane i hope yu can all go the more the merrier
  • commented 2016-07-25 19:25:46 +0100
    Hi

    Good decision to change the name and all the best with the new one. I believe that there should be a real connection and understanding between a locality and its political representatives and am always disappointed in local council elections in particular to see that none of the candidates live or are from the area they are looking to represent.
  • commented 2016-07-14 13:23:15 +0100
    My thoughts on a NAME CHANGE


    I think a name change would be a good thing. The connotations of the word ‘First’ are off-putting. It sounds like a subsidiary of the far right Britain First party, or at least it seems isolationist in a sort of old fashioned way, like the old farmers on the James Herriot dramas. How about ‘Yes Yorkshire’ or just ‘Yorkshire Region’ or include the word democrat somehow… Yorkshire Forward would have been good but that was used already.


    ‘Yes Yorkshire’ or YY gives opportunities to explain what the party stands for and ‘Yes’ gives off positive and inclusive vibes. Let me explain. A journalist quips “well why why ?” (YY) and there’s your lead in to stalk talking… “I’ll tell you why”…etc


    Get rid of the word ‘First’ it sounds bad in a sort of first, and last, and only sort of way, or it sounds far right.


    Just my thoughts.


    Thanks
  • commented 2016-06-26 20:52:20 +0100
    Hi


    Is there a north western/Lancashire equivalent of your party? I’m interested in joining a party looking at the concept of Northern devolution


    Thanks
  • commented 2016-05-27 09:29:22 +0100
    Hi there,

    Can you tell me where you stand on fracking?
  • commented 2016-04-23 14:34:51 +0100
    Hi there,


    I’m currently undecided as to whom I will be voting for on 5th May so I would like to know Stevie Manion’s (and I suppose your party’s) position on the following issues:


    Disability Benefits

    LGBT Rights

    Israel

    Renewables feed-in tariffs

    Parking in Hillsborough

    Redevelopment in Hillsborough
  • commented 2016-03-19 19:48:00 +0000
    Congratulations on starting Yorkshire First. For the first time in my life I feel like we might actually get some representation. Our country can barely call itself democratic right now considering what passes for a ‘majority’ in parliament.


    Personally, I’ve become appalled at what I perceive to be the neglect of our region by a central government that can’t see beyond the banks of the Thames between elections. The symptom of this being strengthening independence movements as people realize their interests are not even being considered let alone met.


    I’ve signed up for the newsletter but I’m interested in learning as much as I can about the party, it’s vision for the future and how it will it get there, Yorkshire is quite fragmented right now, it’s people as well as it’s borders, How will you create a unified Yorkshire? Surely that must be done before one can be led?


    I’m looking for a party that shares my goals and vision for the future, this could be it. I look forward to your response in what ever way it comes.
  • commented 2016-02-18 11:39:00 +0000
    I would like to lend my support for a rail link to the airport. Looking at the map it is such a short distance to the airport from the Horsforth line ,just before it goes into the tunnel. I have looked on line but cannot find any rail company e mail to lobby them.
  • commented 2016-01-14 18:06:16 +0000
    I was born in Yorkshire (Otley), both my parents were Yorkshire born & bred and I still have lots of family living in Yorkshire. Although I have moved around the UK quite a bit, I have always considered Yorkshire my home.


    I fully support the aims of Yorkshire First. However I don’t currently live in Yorkshire due to family commitments , although my wife and I will be looking to move to Yorkshire in a couple of years when our family circumstances alter.


    My question is can I still become a member of Yorkshire First?
  • commented 2015-12-20 18:45:00 +0000
    Hi

    I’ve just join Yorkshire first and would like to be involved in standing for Yorkshire first in the Seacroft area of Leeds .

    I am a 58 year old self employed trainer i started my own company with the help of my good lady wife after becoming unemployed years ago.

    I believe that we should have home rule in Yorkshire
  • commented 2015-12-02 14:46:27 +0000
    Hi


    I’ve just joined teh party and would like to get involved more, maybe even run for election for teh Kippax area of Leeds.


    How do I get more involved?


    Simon
  • commented 2015-10-29 09:54:59 +0000
  • commented 2015-10-14 17:50:22 +0100
    I am a concerned citizen who is needed of political refuge. By this I mean I am looking for a center right, regional political party that are willing to tackle the tough issues of the day, mainly who is going to pick my damned potatoes! I mean really!!! These people (white heads and not the good kind) simply cannot do a sufficient job all of which I attribute to the laziness of today’s youth who are incapable of comprehending what a real job entails. I remember the other day that, while out in the old York, that one of our local hoodlums who dubbed himself “Kunar Matchetto” discussed his career prospects in “sports journalism”?! Yes, I know!!! Sports journalism, two words which distinctly do not belong together! This, I feel, highlights the failing schooling system and displays the current state of our youth. However do not despair for I know immediate and long term strategies which would resolve this conundrum in which we find ourselves in. Firstly, open our borders. My best workers are migrants and those Cornish lads really do know what they are doing. Secondly, invest in our education. I feel that the state of our great regions school system is, to put it mildly, a little mediocre and the very idea that someone doesn’t even know what is required in sport OR journalism is simply abhorrent to me (for that particular youth, euthanasia seems like the kindest option). I hope you find this message insightful, please contact if you wish for more policy suggestions.


    yours faithfully,

    Joseph Mcaulay

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