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Green Party call for Sheffield to become ‘fossil free’

Sheffield’s Green Party councillors are calling for the City Council to set an ambition of making Sheffield the UK’s first ‘fossil-free city’. In a motion for debate, the Greens are calling for Sheffield to tackle climate change by becoming the first city in the UK in which all major local government, higher and further education, and faith organisations have divested their investments and pension funds from fossil fuels. Sheffield Live! reporter Simon Thake spoke with Green Party councillor Rob Murphy.


Former Green Party leader to stand in Sheffield

Former Green Party leader Natalie Bennett is set to challenge Labour MP Paul Blomfield in Sheffield Central. Bennett will take over from Jillian Creasy, who finished second in the 2015 General Election, the third best result for the party across England and Wales. Sheffield Greens increased their average share of the constituency vote by 5 per cent in the May 2016 council elections and have councillors in three of the five wards. Sheffield Live! reporter Simon Thake spoke to Natalie Bennett after the announcement.