European Parliament Elections May 22nd 2014
The Green Party came within 1.3% of electing an MEP in this region in elections to the European Parliament in 2009. A strong candidate team has been selected to fight the next elections for Yorkshire & the Humber on May 22nd (when Sheffield city council elections will also be held).
Picture shows from left Cllr Kevin Warnes (Bradford), Martin Hemingway (Leeds), Denise Craghill (York), Vicky Dunn (North Lincolnshire), Shan Oakes (North Yorkshire), Cllr Andrew Cooper (Kirklees)
The elections use the proportional representation system – if 1 in 10 votes Green, the first Green MEP will be elected in the region.
Profile- Lead European Candidate – Councillor Andrew Cooper
Andrew Cooper is the Green Party’s national Spokesperson on the Environment. He’s a specialist in Energy and Climate Change issues. He was first elected to Kirklees Council as a Green Party Councillor in 1999 and his been re-elected 4 times with large majorities. As a Kirklees Councillor, Andrew initiated the UK’s first universally free insulation scheme. This saved thousands of householders hundreds of pounds each year on their fuel bills. In 2009 he was named by the Independent on Sunday as one of the UKs top Environmentalists for his work helping thousands of people save energy in the home.
Andrew was born in Barnsley, brought up in Huddersfield and has worked for York, Calderdale and Kirklees Councils. For the last 8 years he has worked in the private sector developing energy saving schemes to help householders insulate their homes, improve their heating and install solar panels. He is married with 2 children and lives in Brockholes near Holmfirth.
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone – 07721 348619
Twitter – @clrandrewcooper
For more information on the Euro Elections visit http://yorkshireandhumber.greenparty.org.uk/