May 2023 Election Success - clean sweep in Hale and Altrincham
Trafford Green Group: (left to right) Michael Welton, Jane Leicester, Geraldine Coggins, Dan Jerrome, Hannah Spencer and Owain Sutton.
Following the local elections the Green group now has six councillors in Trafford with clean sweeps in Altrincham and Hale.
After another year of continued hard work in Altrincham, residents have once again shown their trust in Geraldine Coggins, Dan Jerrome and Michael Welton.
In Hale, where councillor Jane Leicester after just one year has earned the respect of Hale residents, retained her seat and is now joined by Hannah Spencer and Owain Sutton.
Stories can be found here
and the results across all wards in Trafford can be seen here
As the graphic below tells - Trafford Green Party is now easily the third largest party in the borough and a major political force showing residents care more and more about green issues.
Welcome to Trafford Green Party
Trafford Green Party is your local Green Party for Trafford residents - part of the the national Green Party of England and Wales (GPEW).
As such we subsribe to the policies and principal of the national party but work in Trafford with the primary aim of getting Green Party councillors into Trafford council so we can give voice in council to local residents.
At this we have been highly successful, we now have no less than four Green councillors in Trafford - challenging and ecouraging the current labour council to go that step further in matters affecting both the environment and social justice. This is more than words. Some of our motions brought to council include
- Declaring a climate emergency (this is more than symbolic - council actions and policies must take account of the very real climate crisis we see happening now) - 2018
- Motion to eliminate the use of Glyphosate weed killer in Trafford - 2019
- Motion to reduce Grass Cutting so as to Increase Biodiversity in Parks and Roadsides - 2019
- Accountability and transparency in tackling the climate emergency - 2020
There are plenty more but aside from this our councillors work hard throughout the year helping residents with any specific issues or problems they may have.
Besides our councillors we have a number of friendly active members and supporters and if you are interested in helping build Trafford Green Party into an even stronger political voice you would be more than welcome. See here for how to get involved