THE YORKSHIRE Party has selected Bob Buxton as its candidate for the inaugural West Yorkshire Mayor election.

Party leader Dr Buxton, who lives in Rawdon, said: “We will campaign on a platform of fighting for stronger, better funded devolution for Yorkshire – OneYorkshire devolution. Should a much lesser form of devolution be forced through, we will work hard to make the most of the limited powers and budget on offer to improve West Yorkshire’s transport, housing, education, environment, health and much more besides.”

“We listen to local people. Expect to see Yorkshire Party street stalls throughout West Yorkshire as early as September, asking for your views to help shape our policies - dependent on what Covid-19 restrictions are necessary since safety comes before politics.”

“We are the party of Yorkshire. A Yorkshire Party mayor will have no Westminster interference. No hidden agenda.”