We are a sub-group attached to Skipton & Craven Constituency Party, formed in 2015. We often car-share to attend meetings or help with door-knocking in Skipton. Due to our proximity to Lancaster, we are also welcomed at meetings of interest with the North Lancashire Green Party.
Elections: we stood a candidate for the first time in Ingleton/Clapham Ward in 2016 – Sarah Wiltshire polled 397 votes which was a third of the vote.
North Yorkshire County Council Elections 4th May 2017: Sarah Wiltshire (pictured right) stood as our candidate in the North Craven Division. This Division covers both Ingleton/Clapham and Bentham/Burton wards. We formed a local progressive alliance with the Labour Party. Sarah polled 866 votes, again a third of the vote.
Sarah will be standing again in the Ingleton and Clapham ward elections in May 2018. We have already started our campaign and are surveying local people about their issues and ideas for an even better Craven.
If you would like to help with our campaign, for example, delivering leaflets please get in touch.
We have our own events and meetings in Bentham which are publicised here, or via our other media (see Contact Us below).
Highlights include public meetings to discuss:
Some of us are quite active within the party, while others are happy to offer occasional support.
We have been active in attending demonstrations at the Preston New Road fracking site (near Blackpool) and there is now a regular Regional Green Party presence at the Kirby Misperton site in Ryedale on Fridays each week.
We meet on the 14th of each month. Contact us below for more details. We also attend some North Lancashire Green Party meetings, in Lancaster.
We have had public meetings on fracking and TTIP and other issues, hosted the Green Party general election candidate for open meetings in 2015, contributed to the Skipton & Craven Green Party local manifesto, attended national Green Party conferences as individuals and in a group, held stalls and assisted with local elections in nearby wards, canvassed with the Green Party Parliamentary candidate in June 2017 on Bentham Main Street, as individual and at the October 2017 Green Party Conference one of our members co-ran a workshop for members on boycott, divestment and sanctions against the Israeli Government in support of Palestinian people.
If you'd like to learn more about us, our aims or would like to join us:
Phone Annie on 01524 264886 or John on 01524 262083 or Sarah on 01729 860048/07794 112172
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Benthamgreens.