Gill Black is the Green Party candidate for Dore & Totley Ward in the local elections on May 5th 2022.

I was very happy to be nominated by the previous ward candidate Dave Applebaum. I’m a retired Local Authority senior manager and the Membership Coordinator for Sheffield Green Party

I’m standing in this election as I am seeking to join other Green councillors in implementing sustainable policies for Sheffield. I support plans for Active Travel and a reduction in air pollution. However, I also have a disabled husband so I am very aware that any changes need to include consultation with and provision for disabled people and those who struggle with their mobility. Another key priority is to increase access to effective building insulation and other measures to reduce the use of fossil fuels. I supported the very successful Street Trees actions and the “Its Our City” community action to push for a referendum to change the Council Cabinet system to a new, more democratic, Committee system. I am really excited to see how this will progress.

The Green council budget proposals for 2022/23 offered a manifesto for council action to address the climate emergency.

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