Why does the mayor matter?
The Mayor of West Yorkshire has the power to improve the lives and livelihoods of communities across the region and help tackle the global climate emergency.
They can deliver new jobs and move away from a fossil fuel-dependent economy by investing in renewable energy. They can also help oppose climate-wrecking projects like Leeds Bradford airport expansion, reduce air pollution and introduce measures to ensure all houses in the area are properly insulated.
On 6 May, communities in West Yorkshire voted for the next metro mayor...
Our grassroots network is hard at work making sure climate is prioritised in all the elections happening across England and Wales in May.
As well as hosting online hustings and engaging with local communities, they're also lobbying mayoral candidates to pledge to adopt the Climate Action Plan for West Yorkshire.