Chris Whitwood, taking his message out on the Doncaster streets
Yorkshire Party Deputy Leader Chris Whitwood has spoken of his pride in his home town and his determination to speak up for its people, if elected in the forthcoming Town Ward by-election to Doncaster Council.
In a video called ‘Doncaster – Forgotten Voices’, Chris says Doncaster’s rich heritage is all around but important buildings that are symbols of a shared history, community and identity are too often left to crumble.
“And the people are being left behind, too,” he says.
He says he is appalled that homelessness is rising in one of the wealthiest countries.
See Chris’s powrful , 80-second video below or on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?
The youngest party deputy leader in the country is standing in the by-election on Thursday June 14.
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.
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. He would fight on local issues such as traffic and in-town parking; he would challenge the Council to protect the town’s shared heritage and to tackle homelessness in the town centre.
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 found homes.
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