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Keighley and Ilkley Green Party

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Another Green Local Councillor!

Congratulations to Caroline Whitaker, the secretary for the Keighley and Ilkley Green Party, on being co-opted to Silsden Town Council on 7th February.

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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 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.

More Green Local Councillors Needed

We would love to have Green councillors from our area to supplement the two Green Party councillors currently on Bradford Council and we are working towards this.

In this election year 2018-19 Ilkley is a regional development ward. Dr. Ros Brown increased the Green Party vote share from 6% to 12% in the 2018 local election. We hope to increase this percentage again in the Ilkley ward in 2019, and will be working hard to get the Green Party message across.

Real Progress across the UK

Elected Greens in England & Wales

Green representation is increasing at all levels of government, with  currently:

  • one MP (Caroline Lucas in Brighton Pavilion)
  • one member of the House of Lords (Jenny Jones)
  • three Members of the European Parliament (Jean Lambert in London, Molly Scott-Cato in the South West and Keith Taylor in the South East)
  • two London Assembly members (Sian Berry and Caroline Russell)
  • more than 165 principal authority councillors around England and Wales
  • The Scottish Greens have six Members of the Scottish Parliament.

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 Keighley and Ilkley Green Party

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

Our Parish Councillor Janet Souyave is happy to assist in Burley in Wharfedale

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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