Party marshals a record field in May’s local elections

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The Yorkshire Party is putting up a record number of candidates for May 3’s local council elections: fighting 25 seats, which compares with its previous best of 17 in 2016.

Leader, Stewart Arnold, said: “From Hull to Huddersfield and from Sheffield to Ripon people will have the chance to vote for a Yorkshire Party candidate and send a statement that Yorkshire wants meaningful powers out of London so that we can set our own priorities.

“I’m delighted also that we’ll be putting Mick Bower up as our candidate in the Sheffield City Region Mayor ballot. We have made it clear that the City Region idea is weak, unambitious and divisive. Mick is calling for the whole of Yorkshire to work as one.”

 Read more about Mick’s ambitious five-point plan for the Sheffield City Region here.

“Looking at the electoral map across Yorkshire we have:

  • A record number of candidates across Yorkshire
  • Mick Bower fighting the Sheffield City Mayor ballot
  • Our first candidates in Harrogate and Bradford
  • More candidates than the Greens in Wakefield.”

Stewart Arnold


Stewart added: “The Yorkshire Party started to fight local elections only  three years ago so fielding a record number of candidates this year shows the progress we are making.

“This reflects not just the growth of the party but how the argument on meaningful devolution to the whole of Yorkshire is being won.”

This week, Stewart appealed for members to donate funds to back candidates’s campaigns. 


Wards where the Yorkshire Party will be fighting on May 3:

Wakefield 6 (North, South, Ackworth, Altofts & Whitwood, Pontefract North, Castleford Central & Glasshoughton)

Harrogate 4 (Starbeck, Spofforth, Stray, Ripon Ure Bank)

Bradford 3 (Idle & Thackley, Eccleshill, Bingley)

Sheffield 3 (Manor Castle, Stocksbridge & Upper Don, Walkley)

Leeds 3 (Pudsey, Guiseley & Rawdon, Killingbeck & Seacroft)

Calderdale1 (Northowram & Shelf)

Barnsley 2 (North East, Cudworth)

Hull 1 (Bricknell)

Kirklees 1 (Newsome)


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