Stewart Kemp was selected to stand in the Ecclesall Ward in the 2016 local elections. He is a retired senior local government officer who has lived in the Ecclesall Ward since 1992. Stewart volunteers with the Sheffield Youth Justice Service as a referral order panel member and also gives time as a junior school reading volunteer – to help children improve their literacy. He is a lifelong member of CND and a member of Greenpeace since the 1980s.
Stewart wants to see a greener, fairer and more compassionate society. He says: “I’m still learning to be green… It’s not easy to change, but I know we cannot go on consuming the planet’s resources at the current rate. I’m angered by Government policies that make the poor pay for the disastrous economic mismanagement of the last decade, and starve the NHS of funding, while spending £bns on nuclear weapons and wars. I believe that in a country as wealthy as the UK, child poverty is a disgrace, and our callousness towards asylum seekers fleeing wars and persecution is shameful. I believe many people in Ecclesall feel the same way, and would support a candidate willing to fight for fairness and environmental improvement in Sheffield.”