Jillian was the Parliamentary candidate for Sheffield Central for the 2015 General Election. See Green Jillian for Sheffield Central MP and read her blog here.
Councillor for Central Ward from 2004-2015
Jillian Creasy was elected as Sheffield’s first Green city councillor in 2004 and re-elected in 2007 and 2011. Jillian stood for Parliament for Sheffield Central in May 2015 coming second.
Her many campaigning successes include:
· persuading the Council to hold an investigation into affordable housing and reroof dozens of maisonettes in Central ward
· getting a local housing association to install double glazing, reducing fuel bills in the affected neighbourhood
· initiating a review of noise nuisance, which resulted in a new late-night Council service to deal with complaints
· persuading the Council to opt into the Government’s Sustainable Communities Act, which enables Sheffield to influence central government actions and legislation
· opposing Sheffield’s bid for a Supercasino
· bringing local groups together to coordinate and improve youth services and community cohesion following a spate of gang-related violence
· working with local human rights groups to secure the release of British citizens held without charge in Guantanamo Bay
Jillian Creasy (pictured here with Caroline Lucas MP) moved to Sheffield in the mid-1980s and has lived in Central ward and worked as a General Practitioner for over 25 years, reducing her hours as her political commitments have grown. She is a member of MedAct (Medical Action for Global Security) and Sheffield Save our NHS. She firmly believes that living in a good environment, including freedom from poverty, contributes as much to health as medicine and that health care, when it is needed, should be person-centred not driven by targets and performance related pay.
Cllr. Jillian Creasy says,
“I live in central Sheffield and I believe local people are worried and angry about the recession, the threat to jobs and the increasing privatisation of public services. Green councillors have a well-deserved reputation for addressing residents’ concerns and problems.
“I want to give voters a real alternative to Labour and the Lib Dems, who simply aren’t tackling many of the challenges of the future. Our success in recent elections in this area shows that large numbers of voters support us.”