Sheffield Green Party are standing in all 28 wards in the local elections on 2nd May, on the 20th anniversary of the first Green councillor being elected in Sheffield in 2004. 

Nationally, The Green Party is going into these local elections with around 760 councillors on nearly 170 Councils.

Here in Sheffield, Greens are now part of the Council administration with Labour and LibDem Parties.

Group leader Douglas Johnson said, “More and more people are recognising that voting Green is a viable option and makes a difference. Not only in Sheffield but in 35 Councils all over the country, Greens are taking leading roles in local government.”

Douglas is one of five Green Sheffield Councillors defending their seat this May. Other Green Councillors up for re-election are Maroof Raouf in Nether Edge & Sharrow, Alexi Dimond in Gleadless Valley, Brian Holmshaw in Broomhill & Sharrow Vale and Christine Gilligan Kubo in Hillsborough.

Cllr Maroof Raouf said, 

“I hope people in Nether Edge & Sharrow will re-elect me so I can continue to represent the community. So many voters are talking about the devastating situation in Gaza and the Greens have consistently and publicly called for a ceasefire, for example, in our motion to Council in November and multiple public speeches. Labour isn’t very clear on this and people, understandably, feel let down by them since the decision to fly the Israeli flag over the Town Hall. Greens are clear and consistent and not afraid to speak out on things that people in Sheffield are concerned about.”

Cllr Christine Gilligan Kubo said, 

“The climate and nature emergencies are key concerns for Greens. We want to make sure that we keep that at the top of the local agenda. Whilst also helping to deal with the effects of the high costs of living. Creating good green jobs in sustainable industries like renewable energy and home insulation. Greens are the only party putting forward ideas like a renewable energy motion and solar panels on buildings such as leisure centres and car parks. Greens in the room, make a difference.”

Cllr Alexi Dimond said,

“Greens are consistently pushing for more ambitious plans and funding for public transport (and active travel) to make it affordable, reliable and accessible – so that everyone can get around. We are very pleased that our campaign to get the number 10 bus back was successful and that the city centre Connect bus is free to use and electric – as proposed in our 2019 Green budget.”

The Green 2024 manifesto sets out a vision  for;

A healthier, caring city

Jobs in a local economy 

Decent homes and neighbourhoods

Better public transport and safer streets 

Real action on the climate and nature emergencies 

Cllr Brian Holmshaw said, 

“When you vote Green on 2nd May, you get hard working councillors committed to doing the best for local people and putting forward solutions to help create fairer, greener communities.”

South Yorkshire Mayor

Douglas Johnson

Local Election Candidates 2024 Here is a full list of the local election candidates for May 2nd 2024.

Beauchief & Greenhill Gill Black
Beighton Stewart Kemp Stewart Kemp
Birley Alan Yearsley Alan Yearsley
Broomhill & Sharrow Vale Brian Holmshaw
Burngreave Mustafa Ahmed Mustafa Ahmed
City Douglas Johnson Councillor Douglas Johnson
Crookes and Crosspool Oscar Idle Oscar Idle
Darnall Joydu Al-Mahfuz
Dore & Totley Bex Winter Bex Whyman
East Ecclesfield Rosie Trevillion Rosie Trevillion
Ecclesall Peter Gilbert Peter Gilbert at the Porter Brook Clean Up
Firth Park (two candidates) Eamonn Ward
Firth Park (two candidates) Colin McCulloch
Fulwood Judith Rutnam
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Graves Park Thomas Atkin-Withers
Hillsborough Christine Gilligan Kubo This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Tina-52A-150x150.jpg
Manor Castle Ruth Flagg Abbey
Mosborough Julie White
Nether Edge & Sharrow Maroof Raouf
Park & Arbourthorne Billie Turner
Richmond Luke Hunt Luke Hunt
Shiregreen and Brightside Joel Gilbert Joel Gilbert
Southey Andrew Hards Andrew Hards
Stannington Chris Bragg Chris Bragg
Stocksbridge & Upper Don David Willington David Willington
Walkley Dylan Lewis Creser
West Ecclesfield Kathy Aston
Woodhouse Hannah Nicklin