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November 18 : Practical Measures Following a Climate Emergency Declaration

We have invited Hugh Ellis, Policy Director of the Town and Country Planning Association, to give a presentation on what practical measures councils can take relating to climate emergency declarations.

Anyone with a serious interest in combating climate change should be interested.

At The Clark Foley Centre, Ilkley. See Events Page for full details.


Majid Majid, One of the six members of the European Parliament elected for Yorkshire and The Humber in 2019

"Just ten years after Yorkshire sent a member of the BNP to the European Parliament, they elected a black Muslim refugee from the Green Party"

Jonathan Bartley, at the Green Party Conference in June

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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.

We have six town and parish councillors:

  • Silsden Town Council: Caroline Whitaker
  • Burley in Wharfedale parish: Chris Turner
  • Ilkley Town Council:

    Ben Rhydding ward - Ros Brown and Tim Thorpe.
    Ilkley West ward - Owen Wells and Jackie Thomson.

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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