Election for Mayor of West Yorkshire – Updates

UPDATE – 21st April 2021: Just before the deadline for nominations, two more candidates came forward for this election: Therese Hirst of the English Democrats and Waj Ali of Reform UK. We wrote to Therese Hirst on 9th April to ask for her responses to the same specific questions that we had already put to all the other candidates; to date, we have received no response from her. We also intended to write to Waj Ali on the same day but could find no e.mail address for him. We did ask him for his e.mail address via his Twitter account but unfortunately, he has never replied. Since our last update, we have also heard from Cllr Matt Robinson, the Conservative candidate. You can see his response here.

UPDATE – 10th March 2021: We have now had responses from Cllr Andrew Cooper of the Green Party, Cllr Stewart Golton of the Liberal Democrats and Dr Bob Buxton of the Yorkshire Party.

Despite writing to Tracy Brabin MP of the Labour Party on three occasions, we have so far received only an auto-acknowledgement each time, the latest on 6th March. We have also written twice to Cllr Matthew Robinson of the Conservatives, most recently also on 6th March, but still await a response of any kind.

We shall keep you informed!

UPDATE – 23rd February 2021: We had previously written to the four candidates who, at the time, had been declared. These were: Cllr Stewart Golton of the Liberal Democrats; Dr Bob Buxton of the Yorkshire Party; Tracy Brabin MP of the Labour Party and Cllr Andrew Cooper of the Green Party. Now we have also written to Cllr Matthew Robinson, the recently declared candidate for the Conservative Party.

The purpose of writing was to acquire responses from each candidate to specific questions of particular interest to YDM and readers of our website (see: here). We look forward to hearing from Matthew in due course but of the four originally contacted, we have so far received a full response from the Green Party candidate (see: here); acknowledgements from the Yorkshire Party and Labour Party candidates but nothing, as yet, from the Liberal Democrat candidate.

We shall keep you informed!

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