Our next meeting will be at Barnsley YMCA, 1 Blucher Street, Barnsley S70 1AP on Thursday 11 June at 7.00pm.
We are looking forward to welcoming Eamonn Ward of Sheffield Green Party as our guest speaker. He will be take us through ‘Target to Win’. Eamonn was instrumental in the successful campaign that saw Jillian Creasy take second place in Sheffield Central. There will be Q&A afterwards.
Please come along and attend what promises to be a very interesting and illuminating evening.
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The Barnsley Green Party was formally founded around February 2015. The Green Surge in January meant that the Greens could stand in far more areas than anticipated and we in Barnsley we’re determined to give people the opportunity to vote Green for the first time.
Up against it with a group in it’s infancy and with deadlines looming, many of the expenses were paid by members and officers themselves. The costs we incurred were for leaflets, newspapers and of course the £500 deposit.
The campaign had to be threadbare but I as candidate attended all hustings, which were a great success and was met by many saying they would vote for and join the Green Party. Nevertheless, against parties with much more funding, experience and full time campaigning staff, we came 4th out of 7, beating the Liberal Democrats!
We are trying to recoup as much of that as possible as it was a tall order for individuals to pay for. If you can spare anything we would of course be very grateful.
The Barnsley Green Party isn’t going anywhere and your donations will allow us to get right back on track and fighting for a better hope in Barnsley.
Michael Short (Barnsley Central Candidate)
Our Parliamentary Candidate for Barnsley Central, Michael Short, attended every single husting event over the last few weeks and put in a sterling performance. He faced many tough questions and fought the corner for a fairer society, a safer climate and a more equal economy.
I you are tired of the same old politics, traded by politicians defending their own self-interests, vote Green this Thursday. For the common good.
Britain was the first country in the world to build a railway system.
But it was also one of the first to close lines and stations and then privatise the trains.
We need proper public transport that takes us where we want to go, affordably and reliably.
– Return the railways to public hands to stop profits being put before passengers.
– Introduce an immediate cut in fares of 10% to give passengers a much-needed financial break.
– Promote walking and cycling to help reduce pollution and improve people’s health.
For #BetterTransport #VoteGreen2015 on 7 May