The local elections will be held on the Thursday 5th May 2022

Our selected candidates are:

Liz Rowe - Windhill & Rose
Liz Rowe - Windhill & Rose

Liz Rowe  –  Windhill and Wrose

Delighted  to have been selected to be the Labour Party Candidate for Windhill, Wrose & Bolton Woods in the May 2022 Local Elections.

I have been working, alongside residents and your Local Labour team Cllrs Vanda Greenwood, Susan Hinchcliffe and Alex Ross-Shaw in the Ward, to bring forward community initiatives such as Santa Sleigh visit which toured right across the ward for three nights just before Christmas. Over 1000 children received packs of sweets from Santa. I’ve recently launched Flicks in the Sticks, an open to all Community Cinema in warm, friendly local venues, screening one film a month. Very recently I’ve formed a Knitter Natter poppy knitting project in preparation for local remebrance services in November. I’m a very firm believer that these types of events bind communities together by supporting traditional values which give a sense of belonging and the rightful pride in our area. I am proud to be part of the magnificent team of volunteers at the Wrose Dementia Group and more recently the Wrose Carnival Committee.

The low level crime that blights everyday life is unacceptable. If  I’m honoured enough to be elected in May, I will continue to work with Ward Colleagues and West Yorkshire police to keep tackling; green spaces being ploughed up by quad bikes, fly tipping, dangerous driving and antisocial behaviour.

I have a strong background in casework which means that I have both the experience and the contacts to make strong, effective representation to organisations on behalf of residents. If elected I will not be shy of being a strong and clear voice at City Hall to ensure that our area receives its fair share of investment to our area.

Follow my campaign by clicking here

Joseph Wheatley - Bingley
Joseph Wheatley - Bingley

Joe Wheatley – Bingley

I have lived in Bingley for over 10 years, having moved back to the UK from the USA when I was 18. I moved to Bingley to be near my grandparents and have since made Bingley my home. Indeed it was here where I met my fiancée, Steph.

I am an active resident in our community. I have served on Bingley Town Council representing residents on a variety of issues, including advocating for the licence removal from Bijou nightclub, and supporting residents in the rehousing process from the high rise flats. I am a trustee of “Friends of Bingley Pool”, working alongside Cllr Marcus Dearden to explore all possibilities to secure a swimming space in our town. I also volunteer with Bingley parkrun and am an active member of Friends of Myrtle Park.

I currently work for the GMB Trade Union on campaigns to secure fair wages and better working conditions for local NHS workers. I recently organised and helped secure a significant pay win for outsourced workers at Airedale Hospital. Prior to working for the GMB, I graduated with a law degree from Bradford University, worked the nightshift at ASDA in Keighley and waited tables at the Dalesway in Crossflatts.

I’ve decided to stand for election because Bingley deserves active local representatives who look for solutions, not excuses. Last year’s victory for Marcus Dearden has shown what can be achieved with a Labour councillor; he is visible and available to residents, and proactive on addressing local issues. Having worked closely with Marcus for over 5 years, I know that together we can be a creative, energetic and fresh voice for Bingley.

Find out more at here

Peter Ashton - Baildon
Peter Ashton - Baildon

Peter Ashton – Baildon

Peter Ashton, has lived in the Baildon Ward with his family, for 39 years, raising two children here, who both attended local schools. A former teacher, who served nearly 30 years at ‘the chalkface’ teaching Mathematics, he retired in 2010 from his final role as Assistant Headteacher.

Peter has spent most of his years in Baildon engaged in community activities including as a school governor at several schools and six years on Baildon Town Council, chairing it for two.

Recently, Peter has played a key role in the setting up of the Baildon Green Community Association and Baildon War Memorial Action Group, on both of which he serves as Secretary.

In addition, he is an Associate Governor at Hoyle Court Primary School and a volunteer with Shipley Glen Tramway, as well as being lead volunteer for the garden at Bracken Hall Countryside Centre.

Find out more here


Aleem Bashir - Shipley
Aleem Bashir - Shipley

Aleem Bashir  –  Shipley

A seasoned activist. Aleem’s journey into politics began by representing students at the University of Bradford and he has never looked back.

He has campaigned across the Bradford district leading lobbying of Barclays to divest from fossil fuel industries, encouraging community members to get vaccinated, supporting the eviction resistance campaign for tenants who have lost their incomes as well community initiatives such as Bonfire Night street walks to reduce anti social behaviour.

Like Aleem’s Facebook page and follow his camapign  here

Chris Steele - Wharfedale
Chris Steele - Wharfedale
Chris Steele – Wharfedale
Chris has lived in the ward for the last 25  years, firstly in Burley-in-Wharfedale and since 2000 in Menston.
A former Department of Health civil servant, where he worked in NHS finance, Chris is focused on environmental issues and a
founding member of Climate Action Menston.
“We’ve all had a couple of years of Covid restrictions and suffered great personal and economic damage as a result, but the climate crisis is still with us and the Conservative Government is falling behind on the urgent actions that are necessary”
You can follow Chris on facebook  here
Abdul Malik - Bingley Rural
Abdul Malik - Bingley Rural

Abdul Malik  –  Bingley Rural

Abdul is a disabled campaigner, working to increase awareness around disability issues in the community. He was also a volunteer for Alzheimer’s charities to bring about a society-wide response to dementia.
Abdul is a Bingley Town cllr, representing local people and developing strategies in all matters relating to HR. He is the Vice Chair of the Staffing Committee. He is passionate about making sure that local issues are resolved, local monies are spent in the local area and making local voices heard.
Abdul has experience of dealing with Bradford council, liaising with departments and making sure that officers are held to account. He can work with all parties for the good of local people. In local politics it’s not the party that counts, it’s the person. Abdul is your local voice and your local choice.
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