I promised a post about the green party in Huddersfield. If you don't fancy reading it all though, i can summarise it fairly well, they're rubbish!
In Huddersfield the Greens currently hold three council seats, in the Newsome ward of Kirklees Council. The local councillors (if not the local party) are firmly on the right of the party, the most left activity that happened here recently was when co-party speaker Derek Wall spoke at a public meeting
Their actions on the council were partly responsible for ending the weekly collection of rubbish bins, instead changing collections to fortnightly. They did increase recycling bin collections from every four weeks to fortnightly too, but altogether it was a cut in services (there were 5 collections every 4 weeks, now there are only 4). This caused havoc at christmas as added to the usual reductions we didn't get bins collected for 4 weeks, leading to people having rubbish piles cos it wouldn't fit in bins. Most recently they joined in coalition with the liberal democrats and conservatices in voting through a cuts budget in the council.
Ultimately the greens in kirklees are pro-capitalist with a green tinge, they do happen to get a few prestige green projects the go-ahead such as installing two wind turbines on one of the council buildings, but this hardly makes a dint in the environmental catastrophes occuring under capitalism.
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