Former Labour Councillor Jo Bird joins Green Party

Wirral councillor Jo Bird has joined the Green Party and will now be the Green councillor for Bromborough, Port Sunlight and New Ferry.

At the local council elections last May Jo was elected with a huge 61% of the vote.

Cllr Jo Bird said, “I stood to promote justice and equality, protect lives and livelihoods, enhance jobs, services and our environment, and oppose cruel cuts. But Labour and Conservative councillors have just voted for cuts to frontline council services. Only the Green councillors voted for my budget proposals to save Wirral libraries and Europa fun pool.”

“I’m becoming a Green Councillor because the Green Party is better for Bromborough and better for me. The Greens are doing excellent work for Wirral people all year round and we share a commitment to social and environmental justice. The Greens promote public services, road safety, cleaner air, healthier communities, insulated affordable homes and more.”

“Wirral Greens treat people fairly. I now hope to stand for re-election as a Green councillor for Bromborough next year in May 2023.”

Cllr Pat Cleary, leader of the now six-strong Green group on Wirral Council said, “Passionate, effective, hard-workingpeople like Jo are very welcome in the Green Party. I’m delighted that people in Bromborough, Port Sunlight and New Ferry will continue to be represented by Jo as their Green councillor.”

The political make-up of Wirral Council now includes: Labour (27), Conservative (23), Green (6), Lib Dem (6). This means no party has a majority and all decisions need the backing of at least two parties.

Image: Wirral’s Green Party Councillors (L-R) Emily Gleaves, Pat Cleary, Jo Bird, and Harry Gorman

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