Headingley Green Party

Martin Hemingway: Local Party Contact

Martin Hemingway

Martin Hemingway, Local Party Contact

"Green politics is not only concerned with the issues of the environment. It is concerned with every issue that affects people."

Martin has lived in Weetwood, Beckett Park Estate, since moving back to his family roots in Yorkshire in 1986. Formerly an archaeologist, he now teaches Geography and Law in a Bradford School. He is married and has two children. Martin stood for Parliament for Leeds North West in 2010. 

Always environmentally concerned he served as a Leeds City Councillor from 1990 to 2002. Then part of the Labour Group, Martin worked on issues that were on the green agenda - waste collection, recycling and disposal; provision of good housing; peace activities and peace education; opposition to nuclear power and weapons; green purchasing. He persuaded the Labour Group to oppose waste incineration in the city.

"In the end I could not defend the activities of the Labour government, and the illegal invasion of Iraq was for me the issue that saw my move to the Green Party. "

"Green politics is not only concerned with the issues of the environment. It is concerned with every issue that affects people, but sees it from a green perspective - sustainable communities, a sustainable quality of life, a sustainable future. The concerns are no narrower than those of other parties; the principles are stronger. "

Martin narrowly missed out on becoming the first Green MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber in the 2009 European Elections. Martin has regularly stood as Green candidate in the Weetwood ward in council elections, and in 2013 stood in the Cross Gates & Whinmoor by-election.

Martin is the Local Party Contact for the Leeds Green Party, and the Heagingley Green Party.

Martin Hemingway  

0113 278 6017

 

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