Party puts out biggest team in council elections

We’re on course to put out our biggest field of candidates when we finalise the team standing in May’s local election.

Executive member Bob Buxton, who is co-ordinating the Party’s election effort, said: “We’ll field more candidates than ever before!

“We’re on course to contest about 50 district, town and parish council wards. That means hundreds of thousands of voters will read our leaflets and see our messages. That brings more members and more candidates next year. 

“The passion and determination across the party has never been stronger.

“We’re building more and larger branches across Yorkshire, as more and more people decide we can do better than Westminster and that the Yorkshire Party is the new party for them.”

As we enter the last few days when nomination papers can be lodged with councils, Bob – who is himself standing in the  Guiseley and Rawdon ward of Leeds City Council – issued an urgent appeal for anyone else interested in standing as a candidate to contact him as soon as possible

“The number keeps growing but time is running out – if anyone else wants to stand please email me ([email protected]) today and I’ll talk you through the process.”

In a letter to members, Bob wrote: “With national politicians failing to focus on issues facing Yorkshire, and instead squabbling amongst themselves, these elections represent a unique opportunity to build a strong Yorkshire Party presence on councils across Yorkshire.”

After nominations closed, Bob confirmed that more than 40 candidates would be contesting 50 district parish/town council seats.


Our confirmed candidates confirmed are:

District Elections
WakefieldAckworth, North Elmsall and UptonMartin Roberts
WakefieldAltofts and WhitwoodLaura Walker
WakefieldCastleford Central and GlasshoughtonPaul Phelps
WakefieldPontefract NorthSteve Crookes
WakefieldWakefield EastStuart Rick
WakefieldWakefield NorthArnie Craven
WakefieldWakefield SouthDan Cochran
WakefieldWrenthorpe and Outwood WestBrent Hawksley
LeedsGuiseley and RawdonBob Buxton
LeedsHeadingleyTony Greaux
LeedsKillingbeck and SeacroftMatt Clover
BarnsleyDodworthChris Burrows
BarnsleyMonk BrettonRyan Williams
BarnsleyNorth EastTonn Devoy
BarnsleyPenistone EastLee Goulding
SelbyCamblesforth and CarltonMike Jordan
SelbyCamblesforth and CarltonPaul Welburn
SelbyByram and BrothertonEllie Jordan
SelbyHambletonScott Connor
SelbySherburn-in-ElmetDave Brook
SheffieldPark and ArbourthorneAlex Martin
SheffieldEast EcclesfieldAlex Robertson
SheffieldManor CastleJack Carrington
SheffieldMosboroughBen Bancroft
SheffieldStocksbridge and Upper DonWill Pitt
SheffieldWalkleyJack Bannan
BradfordCravenPeter Kaye
BradfordEccleshillLara Barras
BradfordShipleyDarren Longhorn
CalderdaleBrighousePhilip Lumb
CalderdaleNorthowram and ShelfDanny Manning
ScarboroughWhitby West CliffLee Derrick
ERYCWolds WeightonPeter Hemmerman
ERYCBridlington SouthTim Norman
ERYCBridlington SouthAndy Walker
ERYCDriffield and RuralTerry Walls
ERYCMid HoldernessAndy Shead
ERYCNorth HoldernessLee Walton
Town and Parish Elections
RawdonBob Buxton 
RawdonRoland Gilmore 
Barwick and ScholesMatt CloverElected unopposed
PenistoneWayne Chadburn 
CarltonPaul Welburn
Stood with no description, elected unopposed
WhitbyLee Derrick
Stood with no description, elected unopposed
AckworthMartin Roberts 
ClaytonJames Vasey
Stood with no description, elected unopposed
BridlingtonAndy Walker 
BridlingtonTim Norman 
Market WeightonPeter Hemmerman
Stood with no description







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