A Green Mayor for South Yorkshire

by Yorkshire and The Humber Green Party in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom

A Green Mayor for South Yorkshire
We did it
On 1st May 2024 we successfully raised £1,325 with 26 supporters in 55 days

We need to raise £5,000 to pay the deposit required to stand a Green candidate in the election for South Yorkshire Mayor on May 2nd

by Yorkshire and The Humber Green Party in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom

On Thursday, 2nd May residents across South Yorkshire will go to the polls to elect their new mayor. 

Right across South Yorkshire, the future demands a just transition to a green economy, to make our communities fairer, greener and more resilient. The region needs a Green Mayor at the helm, to deliver the change we need. You can’t rely on other candidates.

Mayoral campaigns are expensive. It costs £5,000 to pay our deposit to stand, and around another £3,500 to get our message out across the area in the official election booklet. That's £8,500 overall.

A strong mayoral campaign also gives us a boost in local elections, helping to get more Greens into council chambers.

Can you help get Douglas on the ballot paper as our Green candidate for mayor? Donate to our fundraiser now!

South Yorkshire needs a mayor who can lead us from the past into the future.

Once we dug out coal and burnt it. Now we need to move towards net zero.

Once we worked down pits and in steelworks – and suffered ill-health from it. Now we must look forward to clean, green jobs for the future – and for our wellbeing.

Douglas says,

"I was elected in 2016 to speak up for people who were left behind by the old politics and help our city and our region face the future – warm homes, healthy lives, safe and comfortable transport, new jobs and skills for young people, and open democracy.

Single-party politics ended in Sheffield in 2021 as the council moved into No Overall Control. I have experience of being a Cabinet member for transport, environment, flooding and climate change. I now chair the Housing Committee and lead the Green group of 14 councillors in Sheffield.

I put forward a Green voice at the Mayoral Combined Authority’s Overview and Scrutiny Committee, challenging the mayor on:

1. Making buses and trams the choice of transport for everyone, not just those who can’t afford a car;

2. Resources to local rail not HS2 or airports;

3. Promoting our manufacturing skill in renewable technologies, not subsidy to the aviation and defence industry

4. Helping small business, not subsidising multi-nationals.

5. And of course, I promote more action on climate change and nature at every opportunity.

The Green economy is the future. It is also here. My aim as mayor is to make it happen."

Every donation, no matter how big or small, helps us to our target. So please donate what you can and together we can people-power the Green campaign.

With your help, we can raise the money needed to run a campaign that ensures the Green message will be heard across South Yorkshire this May.

Please donate to our crowdfunder now!

P.S. Because we're a political party, we're required to run electoral register checks from people making donations above £500. If you donate over £1,500 during a year, we are required to let the Electoral Commission know, who will make this available on their website.

Any donations not spent in this campaign will be used to fund future Green Party election campaigns across Yorkshire and the Humber region. By making a donation you confirm that you are eligible to make political donations in the UK, and that this donation is not made for or on behalf of any other person. All donations received are subject to the regulations of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000.

Published and Promoted on behalf of Douglas Johnson (Green Party) by Tony Nicholson, 12 Halmshaw Terrace, Bentley, Doncaster, DN5 0BD

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