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2022 Election

Read election addresses from
Caroline Whitaker (Silsden)
Ros Brown (Ilkley)

Why So Many Paper Newsletters?

People often ask us why we send out so many paper newsletters and question the waste and environmental impact.

On the Paper Newsletters page, Janet Russell explains why we do it, and why it's not as bad as it looks!


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We Are Not a Traditional Party

Our policy programme is founded on ten pillars, built from policies proposed and voted on by our members. It sets out what Greens are in politics to do: to end the system that keeps hurting the environment and all of us who rely on it – and to build a better alternative.

As other parties run out of ideas, and rely on dated clichés to address the fast changing and fragile modern world, we embrace the new and relish the bold. Elected Greens will work to:

  • Save the environment
  • Green our land
  • Protect animal life
  • Challenge privilege
  • End discrimination
  • Champion international friendships
  • Liberate our working lives
  • Unleash our creative power
  • Embed collective kindness in our society
  • Deliver quality of life for all

Read all the details in our Political Programme

Working Locally and Nationally for a Fairer, Greener Future

Keighley and Ilkley Green Party is one of the local parties within the Green Party of England and Wales.
We aim to work for just, equitable and sustainable communities in Airedale and Wharfedale.
We focus our efforts through the electoral system, and through direct action and campaigns outside the formal political system.

Local Meetings

Keighley and Ilkley Green Party meets monthly, usually on the last Wednesday of each month, adjusted for school holidays. Generally there is a public meeting one month and the next month, a business meeting for the executive committee. For more info, please see the Events and Meetings page

How to Join us

To join the Green Party, receive the magazine Green Herald and be entitled to vote at national conferences, click here.

How to Find Out More or Ask for Help From Us

You can find out more about Keighley and Ilkley Green Party, including contact details, on this website.

Current Town and Parish Councillors

Silsden Town CouncilCaroline Whitaker
Burley in Wharfedale parishChris Turner
Ilkley Ben Rhydding wardRos Brown
Tim Thorpe
Ilkley WestOwen Wells
Ilkley NorthJonathan Walsh

If you’re a Green Party Member and would like to raise any ideas, issues or complaints please in the first instance email the Chair Janet Russell

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