Bob Buxton has become the Yorkshire Party candidate for the inaugural West Yorkshire Mayor election, expected in May 2021. He became Yorkshire Party leader in May this year and stood in the last three General Elections.
Dr Buxton said: “We will campaign on a platform of fighting for stronger, better-funded devolution for Yorkshire – OneYorkshire devolution. Should a much lesser form of devolution be forced through, we will work hard to make the most of the limited powers and budget on offer to improve West Yorkshire’s transport, housing, education, environment, health and much more besides.”
“We listen to local people. Expect to see Yorkshire Party street stalls throughout West Yorkshire as early as September, asking for your views to help shape our policies - dependent on what Covid-19 restrictions are necessary since safety comes before politics.”
“We are the party of Yorkshire. A Yorkshire Party mayor will have no Westminster interference. No hidden agenda. If elected, I will work passionately to improve the region we live in and love, to deliver what the people of West Yorkshire tell me they want.”
The Yorkshire Party is offering free trial membership until the end of August. “We need to build an army to beat the London-based parties. We need to inspire people to join the battle to make Yorkshire’s voice heard, to say ‘we don’t accept the pittance of devolution on offer and we certainly won’t reward the Tories for it.’ We can win: It’s time for Yorkshire.”