Successive governments have failed to account properly for the needs of Yorkshire’s important countryside communities. The Yorkshire Party will be a strong voice for our farmers and for all those who depend on a strong, sustainable and productive rural economy.

We recognise that Yorkshire is a significant energy producer within the UK and has an important energy intensive manufacturing sector. We support the development of an energy policy for Yorkshire that has at its core an ambitious target of renewable energy use and an innovative programme of low-carbon technology use.