Sheffield Lord Mayor Magid Magid has launched a crowdfunding campaign to help elect more Green Party councillors in May’s elections.
Mr Magid hopes to raise £4,000 by the end of the month to fund posters, leaflets and newsletters, in a bid to reduce Labour’s majority on the city council.
Mr Magid will be stepping down as Green Party councillor for Broomhill and Sharrow Vale in May, when his one-year term as Lord Mayor also ends.
“Sheffield’s Labour-run council are still not listening to residents. They shut you out of decisions often made before consultations are held.”Magid Magid, Lord Mayor of Sheffield
53 of the 84 Sheffield City Councillors are currently Labour, with six from the Green Party. Mr Magid hopes to boost the number of Greens in power on 2 May to provide “credible alternatives and effective opposition”.
In his call for donations,
“Labour councillors are told how to vote, and are suspended if they rebel. Green councillors aren’t afraid to represent your interests and will stand up for you in the Council.”Magid Magid, Lord Mayor of Sheffield
Green Party candidates running in May’s elections include Ruth Mersereau for the City ward, Angela Argenzio for Broomhill and Sharrow Vale, Peter Garbutt for Nether Edge and Sharrow, and Bernard Little for Walkley.
“You can reduce the Labour majority to establish a direction of travel for Sheffield to be run with new energy and ideas in the very near future,”
You can donate to the crowdfunder here.