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Calderdale Council Elections

Wednesday, 3 April 2019 - updated Saturday, 20 April 2019

There are 51 councillors who run Calderdale Council. Calderdale is divided into 17 wards which each return three councillors. Three years out of four, we have the chance to elect one councillor. Councillors are elected to serve on the Council for a term of 4 years. Hebden Bridge is in the Calder Ward, and Mytholmroyd is in the Luddendenfoot ward.

As with previous years, the HebWeb invites candidates to send up to 500 words and photo - see this page from last year. See below for candidate profiles and photos which we will add as they come in.

See below for profiles and photos of Dave Young (Lab) and Alan McDonald (Green)

Here the candidates for the 2 May election

Calder Ward including Hebden Bridge

Joe Atkinson - Conservative 
Ruth Coleman-Taylor - Liberal Democrats 
Alan McDonald - Green Party
Dave Young - Labour

Luddendenfoot Ward including Mytholmroyd

Roisin Cavanagh- Labour 
Stephne Harrison - Liberal Democrats 
Nicola May - Conservatives
Kieran Turner - Green Party 

Cllr Dave Young – Labour Party, Calder Ward

Dave YoungI am very pleased  to be reselected by Labour Party Members from Calder Ward to stand in May for the Labour Party in Calder Ward I have been a Member of the Labour Party since 1970 through Thick, Thin & Thinner and have been one of your Labour Councillors on Calderdale Council for Calder Ward since May 2011.

It is not easy being a Calderdale Councillor in these days of Tory Austerity. We have had to cut our Budget by nearly £100m since 2010 and obviously this had led to Voluntary Redundancies across the board and reductions in Services. I see my job as a Labour Councillor is to protect the most vulnerable people in Calderdale. 

I am a big supporter of the current Labour Party Administration and will do my upmost to help us win the next General Election and return a Labour Government into Downing Street and Josh Fenton-Glynn as our Labour MP for our seat in Calder Valley.

I am Vice-Chair of Calder Ward Labour Party; Member and past; Vice-Chair of Place Scrutiny Board; Chair of Calderdale Small Grants Panel; Chair of Hebden Bridge & Mytholnroyd Development Board; Director and Chair of Hebden Bridge Partnership Member of Todmorden Development Board; Director & Chair of The Fox & Goose – West Yorkshires 1st Co-operative Pub which is going from strength to strength.

I have also been a Labour Councillor on Hebden Royd Town Council since May 2003.

I have been instrumental  into moving HB Market to Lees Yard and making it a successful 4 day Market.

Increasing Wild Flowers planting throughout Calderdale and reducing the amount of Round Up we use by 15% per year.
Helping the most vulnerable people in Calderdale by fighting to maintain the Council Tax Reduction Scheme for people on Benefits.

I Continue to oppose inappropriate Planning Applications in Calder Ward and there has been a few contentious ones recently.

I continue to be a champion of Case Work for my Constituents which I do with a passion and help a great deal of my constituents during my time as your Local Labour Councillor for Calder Ward.

I have been a Labour Councillor for 3 different authorities for 33 years and with my experience I hope you have faith in me and vote for me in May's Local Elections.

Cllr Dave Young
Labour Councillor
Calder Ward

Alan McDonald – Green Party, Calder Ward

Alan McDonaldClimate change is the single issue that dwarfs everything else. The youth strikers have told us so. Are we the last generation? one of their banners asked starkly at Extinction Rebellion in London. But their spontaneous action fills me with hope.

Greens are still at the forefront of action, alongside others of like mind - from slowing the flow into the Upper Calder - to protesting in Parliament Square.

We need a Green New Deal, a universal basic income: policies Greens have long proposed that are now being talked about in mainstream politics. We need detailed local and national programmes to cut emissions and consumption, so that we put into practice what’s needed to meet the ‘climate emergency’ our local councils have acknowledged.

We have to act now.

Hebden Royd Town Council

All 18 seats are being contested. Click here for details of the 27 candidates for Hebden Royd Town Council. See results and candidates from 2015, the last time the whole council was up for election

Previously, on the HebWeb

2018 local elections

2016 local elections

HebWeb News: 2015 Calderdale Council Election - Results and candidates' statements for Calder and Luddenfoot wards.

HebWeb News: 2014 Calderdale Council Election - Results

General Election 2017

More coverage of elections of the HebWeb