Media spotlight shines on Party’s growing status

The national and regional media are helping to raise the Yorkshire Party’s profile, focusing interest on us after our vigorous and successful local elections campaign.

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Leader Chris Whitwood is in the middle of a hectic spell of radio and TV interviews as the Party wages another campaign to woo voters – the May 23 elections for the European Parliament.

This week (May 13) Chris has been interviewed by Radio Leeds – due to be aired on Thursday, May 16 – ITV’s Calendar programme on May 16 at 10.45pm and BBC Look North, due to be shown on Tuesday, May 21.

He has taken part in a BBC Radio debate that is due to be broadcast on Radios York, Leeds and Humberside between 12 noon and 1pm on Friday, May 17. It should appear on

Chris Whitwood
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A recording with the Leader is due to be shown on the BBC’s Sunday Politics programme, fronted by Time Iredale, on Sunday, May 19.

Other radio and TV interviews are being requested to reflect the growing interest in the Party.

In the past few weeks there have been major newspaper articles in the the York Press on our European Elections campaign launch, and the York-based radio station Minster FM also included us.

Chris featured in a detailed interview with of the Yorkshire Post; Deputy Leader Laura Walker defended Wakefield  in a local elections debate on the Big Yorkshire Phone-in on BBC Leeds and she featured in an article in the Wakefield Express.

Councillor Mike Jordan and his daughter Councillor Ellie Jordan were on BBC Radio 4’s PM elections programme, which concluded that the real winner in the local elections was –  the Yorkshire Party

Chris said: “I’m delighted that the Yorkshire Party is now gaining coverage from regional and national media since our local election successes.

“This only goes to show that the Yorkshire Party is now a positive and, importantly, viable alternative to the London-based parties.”

See Chris being interviewed by John Shires in Calendar’s ‘Last Orders’ political programme at:

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