Chris McMahon was one of the 3 Green local election candidates for Walkley Ward on May 5th 2016.
“I have lived in the ward for most of my life. I was born on Fir Street and now live on Blake Street, close to Zest, a vital provider of services to the communities of Upperthorpe and Netherthorpe. I’m a musician in a number of local bands and often play sessions in pubs in the area.
I work in property management & know the housing stock and issues in this area. Increasingly it’s not just students who are being forced into an increasingly expensive, short term rental market. As a councillor I would seek to offer the best advice and assistance to private, housing association and council tenants.
The Green group of 4 councillors are holding to account a complacent Labour administration. The street tree protection campaign has shown clearly the failings of the council’s contract with Amey and lack of proper consultation with Sheffield people. Greens are leading the campaign for contract scrutiny and transparency while highlighting the expensive repayments for all these Private Finance Initiative contracts. We are also offering support and advice to local campaigns like Save Rivelin Valley Trees.
I know that many people in the ward are bearing the brunt of austerity and will work hard as a councillor to help them access the support they need. I believe we need more Green councillors in Sheffield to make our City a fairer and more sustainable place to live. ”