Ryan Williams: Yorkshire’s lagging behind
Let’s put local needs first, Yorkshire Party candidate Ryan Williams tells voters in the election leaflet he is circulating in his Monk Bretton ward of Barnsley Council
Ryan, who has lived in Carlton, in the ward, for 10 years, is a PhD student, looking at how we can improve our education system
He says he wants to help change the way the council makes decisions.
“I feel that Barnsley Council need people who are going to put local needs first and that’s why I am standing as a Yorkshire Party candidate.
“The Yorkshire Party is a rapidly growing political Party demanding an end to Westminster centred politics.
“Both Conservative and Labour incompetence has left Yorkshire lagging behind on almost every level.
“Only the Yorkshire Party is offering an ambitious vision to revive our democracy and investment in transport, health, jobs and our children’s futures.
“Yorkshire has a larger population than Scotland, an economy twice that of Wales but the powers of neither. By establishing a Yorkshire assembly we aim to build a stronger Yorkshire within a fairer United Kingdom.”
Ryan is campaigning on several local issues:
At Carlton Park, he would press for a car parking solution that would increase the number of spaces for Barnsley Ladies FC, and cutting disruption to residents
And he wants a safe crossing at Shaw Lane, Carlton; eliminating the blind spot for children wanting to use the park.
He would lobby for great public consultation on housing developments – giving local people a louder voice on where new houses were to be built in the area.
Ryan wants the return of the MI cards travel concession scheme, offering young people aged five to 18 discounted travel.
And he is calling for greater support for local businesses, making sure every business in Barnsley feels digitally empowered.