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PremierLeague-News.Com - The Green party is fielding candidates in every seat up for election this May - including Jamaica rugby league international Ross Peltier
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! The Green Party is fielding a full complement of candidates in May’s local elections in Kirklees, and will contest all 23 wards. Among them is group leader Andrew Cooper, a councillor since 1998, who is defending his Newsome seat, as well as rugby league star Ross Peltier. Bradford-born Peltier, 28, a prop for Doncaster, is also an international player representing Jamaica. To get the latest email updates from Examiner Live, click here. He is standing in Birstall and Birkenshaw – a strong Conservative base where in recent years all three councillors have been Tory – alongside Tahir Akram. Two seats are up for grabs in the ward this year following the resignation last year of the Conservatives’ Charlotte Goodwin. Clr Mark Thompson is defending his seat. The Greens are also fielding two candidates in Golcar, where veteran Lib Dem councillor Christine Iredale and former Labour councillor Richard Murgatroyd are both standing down. Clr Murgatroyd was one of three Labour councillors to quit the party last November, citing “national issues”. He stayed on as an independent but has since revealed he is to step down.
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. Both women have been vocal opponents of the Labour-led administration’s plans to fell hundreds of mature trees as part of controversial road projects. In 2016 Clr Cooper took 52% of the vote in Newsome, comfortably beating Labour candidate Nadeem Iqbal. In what was effectively a two-horse race the Conservatives trailed with 7% and the Lib Dems picked up just 2%.
Clr Andrew Cooper is the Green group leader on Kirklees Council and is fighting for re-election as well as running for West Yorkshire Mayor
This year Cooper faces Labour’s Pauline Wheat-Bowen. The Local Democracy Reporting Service (LDRS) understands that counting for the elections next month will be spread over several days. Restrictions due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic means voting will take place on Thursday, May 6, followed by verification on Friday, May 7. Local counting will be carried out on Saturday, May 8 with counting for the West Yorkshire Mayoral election – which also goes ahead on May 6 – taking place on May 9. Clr Cooper is also the Green Party’s candidate in the West Yorkshire Mayoral election – competing against Wajid Ali (Reform), Tracy Brabin (Labour), Bob Buxton (Yorkshire Party), Stewart Golton (Lib Dems) and Matt Robinson (Conservative).
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