Candidate for Sheffield, Heeley

Paul Turpin

Green Party General Election Candidate

“I despair at the state of politics in our country. With the poor getting poorer, the rich getting richer and a growing number of people feeling like their needs and opinions are being ignored, our electoral system leaves millions of people with wasted votes, it creates mistrust in politicians and keeps the same old types in power.

“Government isn’t taking the climate crisis seriously. Politicians from every party jump on the bandwagon to win votes but have little understanding of what it means.

“People are people no matter who or what they are and have the right to be treated fairly and equally. Growing hate is a worry but I’m invigorated by the growing hope we have too. It is inspiring to see my friend Magid, our Green Party MEP, tackling hatred head on.

“I want to stand for what matters; to be a voice for the people. I will stand up for Green politics; having decisions made as locally as possible, genuinely protecting our environment and fighting for our future.”

Paul has lived in the Heeley constituency for 20 years and is married with two young children. After growing up in a single parent family on a Northern council estate, he made Sheffield his home.

Paul was elected as a City Councillor in Gleadless Valley in 2019. In the short time since then, Paul has made waves in the council and has gained a reputation of a hard working community leader who can hold the administration to account.

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