The party, founded in 2014, believes it is winning over disenfranchised voters across the political spectrum with politics centered in London.
Now they are looking to advance Batley and Spen and have put forward 26-year-old Corey Robinson as their candidate for the July 1 by-elections.
Born in Staincliffe, he attended Heckmondwike Primary School before earning a Master of Engineering from Cambridge University.
Robinson, who has also lived in Liversedge and Heckmondwike, currently works as a senior medical research engineer for Xiros in Leeds and recently designed a device that helps repair damaged tendons in the hand.
He decided to join the Yorkshire Party in 2021 after the mayoral elections and was chosen as a candidate for the Batley and Spen by-elections later that month by his fellow party members.
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He promised to provide equal opportunity in education, improve outcomes for NHS patients, campaign to improve NHS staff pay, work to secure a long-awaited mass rapid transit system for West Yorkshire, and work with law enforcement to take action. crack down on dangerous driving and other criminal offenses. activity.
His party’s approach is to pressure the government to delegate more power to Yorkshire, so Whitehall makes fewer of the big decisions that affect the people of the county.
“It seems like a good opportunity to drive positive change in the area. It has always been left behind and neglected by politics in general,” he said.
“We should have our fair share of funding and we should be able to make decisions ourselves within the communities.
“We want a lot more empowerment and we really want more power. The Mayor of West Yorkshire is just one person who has to represent all the communities in West Yorkshire.
“In fact, you want to make decisions within those communities across Yorkshire.”
Buxton has described Robinson as a candidate “knowledgeable and passionate about local issues.”
“He was born in the constituency, he knows it from the inside out, he understands the problems with transportation, air pollution and the lack of social housing and beginner homes,” added Mr. Buxton.
“Unlike other parties, all of our members voted for who our candidate should be. We chose Corey because of his professional talent in medicine and engineering and because we believe that local knowledge is important.”
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This notice was published: 2021-06-29 23:54:11