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Sheffield Green Councillors shortlisted for national awards

Sheffield Greens are delighted to report that two Green councillors, Alison Teal and Magid Magid, have been shortlisted for major national honours in the LGiU & CCLA Cllr Achievement Awards 2017. [1]

Cllr Alison Teal with residents and tree campaigners in Nether Edge

Cllr Alison Teal with residents and tree campaigners in Nether Edge

Nominations were open for Councillors of all districts and parties, and Cllrs Teal and Magid are the only representatives from Sheffield up for awards.

Cllr Teal, representing Nether Edge and Sharrow, has been shortlisted for the Community Champion award. Meanwhile, Magid Magid, representing Broomhill and Sharrow Vale, has been shortlisted for the Young Councillor of the Year award.

Cllr Teal’s nomination comes after her tireless and selfless campaigning for local residents in their on-going struggle to protect and defend street trees from the Labour Council’s tree felling programme, which has seen thousands of mature, healthy trees needlessly destroyed.

Cllr Magid has been recognised for his outstanding and dedicated work in representing residents, and in particular his campaigning on issues and concerns facing young people across his ward and indeed the city. Cllr Magid was also made Deputy Lord Mayor of Sheffield this year.

Cllr Magid Magid at the War Memorial and Tree Recognition Service in March last year

Cllr Magid Magid at the War Memorial and Tree Recognition Service in March last year

Commenting on her shortlisting, Cllr Teal said

“I am delighted members of the community have nominated me for this prestigious LGiU & CCLA Award.

“I want to thank fellow community campaigners who are from every political party, united for a common purpose, as well as the local Green Party, for supporting me in taking a stand on this issue.”

Cllr Magid also commented, saying

“I’m honoured and grateful to have been shortlisted for this award. It wouldn’t have been possible without the support of my colleagues, and the amazing members of my ward whom I am privileged to represent.

“It’s now more important than ever for young people get involved in local politics and anything I can do to help and promote that, I will.”

[1] Information on the awards and shortlists can be found here: http://www.lgiu.org.uk/project/lgiu-cllr-awards-2017/

Topics: Alison Teal, Broomhill and Sharrowvale, Council, Featured, Magid Magid, Nether Edge and Sharrow, trees, Youth

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