Let’s stand together, Chris tells Doncaster electors

Chris Whitwood on the campaign trail, leafleting in Doncaster

 

Chris Whitwood has urged Doncaster electors to get their voices heard, by backing him in next month’s Town Ward by-election.

“Please give me the chance to raise issues that you tell me matter to you,” he told voters.

“On the doorstep, we are getting a fantastic reaction. Local people are sick of the Labour-controlled Council not listening to them and their concerns.

“I want to be able to speak not just about issues that are important to me, but also the ones they care about too.”

Chris, the Yorkshire Party Deputy Leader – youngest party deputy in the country – is standing in the by-election on Thursday June 14. It has been caused by the resignation of a Labour councillor.

The primary school teacher came close to snatching a seat in the ward from Labour at last year’s local elections.  Chris got 1,195 votes, just a few hundred behind the third-elected labour candidate and comfortably beating his Conservative rival.

The Party has told electors: “This year it is clear – only Chris and the Yorkshire Party can beat the Labour Party.  If you vote Green, Conservative or for another party, you are voting to let Labour back in.”

Chris says he will offer an independent voice on Doncaster Council, speaking up for residents not party interests.

If elected, he would fight for residents on local issues such as traffic and in-town parking; he would hold the Council to account to protect the town’s shared heritage, and he would challenge the council to tackle homelessness in the town centre.

Yorkshire Party leafleting team in action in Doncaster

Party Leader Stewart Arnold is back right, next to Deputy Leader Chris Whitwood

 

Chris is a passionate campaigner for a better Doncaster. His energy led to the Old Girls School on Chequer Road being saved from demolition.

He is leading efforts to ensure residents’ concerns about speeding, potholes, pavements and illegal parking are no longer ignored by the Council.

Chris has been involved in helping to tackle homelessness in Doncaster working with the Tent City organisers last year to ensure the vulnerable in the community find homes.

 

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