Chris Whitwood has issued an eve-of-poll plea to voters in Doncaster’s Town Ward by-election: “Thanks for your positive response to my campaign on your doorsteps and streets – now please make your views count.”
Chris, who is the Yorkshire Party candidate in June 14’s Town Ward by-election, predicts a tight finish in the two-horse race with Labour.
“You may think your single vote does not make much difference, but every vote matters,” said the Yorkshire Party’s deputy leader.
“Over the past few weeks, myself and other Yorkshire Party members have spoken to many people who know that Doncaster can be better.
“Residents are tired of their voices being forgotten. Every vote for the Yorkshire Party sends a clear message to the council that more of the same is not good enough.”
Electing Chris would be just a start to the Yorkshire Party making an impact in South Yorkshire politics.
“We offer optimism that positive change is possible,” said Chris
Doncaster’s heritage is high on Chris’s agenda: the primary school teacher was heavily involved in the campaign to save the old Girls Grammar School on Chequer Road from demolition.
The youngest party deputy leader in the country wants the council to take the lead in safeguarding the town’s valuable past, ensuring developers revitalise rather than demolish historic buildings.
Chris is also leading efforts to ensure residents’ voices are heard – whether it be concerns about speeding, potholes, pavements or illegal parking.
And he is championing the need to tackle local homelessness. He was involved in working with the Tent City organisers in Doncaster last year to ensure the vulnerable in the community found homes.
Chris came close to snatching a seat in the ward from Labour at last year’s local elections. He got 1,195 votes, just a few hundred behind the third-elected labour candidate and comfortably beating his Conservative rival.
On June 14, 2018, the ward’s 10 polling stations will be open for voting from 7am to 10pm.