Graham Wroe has been selected as the Green Party candidate for the ward of Nether Edge and Sharrow for the May elections. He aims to replace Councillor Alison Teal who has decided to return to her professional practice in May.
After 40 years of teaching, in Sheffield, Uganda, Barnsley and Rotherham, Graham has retired to concentrate on campaigning and supporting local residents. For the last 20 years he has been teaching maths at Sheffield College and for the last two has combined this with writing a column on environmental issues in the Sheffield Telegraph.
Graham has been involved in many campaigns over the years including the tree dispute, the campaign to stop the Council using Glyphosate on streets and playgrounds and the campaign to shut down the old Bernard Road incinerator.
Graham is a lifelong Trade Union activist and was recently chair of Sheffield College UCU. He is concerned about energy and food poverty in the ward and wants to encourage more local food production and better insulation of homes to save on ever-increasing energy bills.
Unfortunately, my selection means I can no longer write for the Telegraph, but I am pleased to report that a small team has been created to continue writing about the Climate and Ecological Emergency and how this relates to Sheffield in the Telegraph.
I hope you will support my campaign. There will be lots of leaflets to deliver, doors to knock on and social media posts to share. Do get in touch if you would like to help. Now would be a great time to join the Green Party and help us get more Green policies passed at Council.