GREENS have launched their election campaign with a call for councillors to scrap their Christmas freebies.
They are pressing for an end to a £2,800 hospitality fund for political groups on Kirklees Council.
Most of it is spent on holding Christmas parties, say the Greens.
Making their call for the allowances to be axed, the Greens revealed they had refused their £200 share.
Green leader Clr Andrew Cooper said: "Some councillors were keen to abolish tea and coffee at meetings a few years ago.
"They were less keen, however, to lose their beer and sandwiches."
Forty-eight candidates are being fielded by the Greens at next month's Kirklees Council elections.
Their campaign was launched in a spectacular setting - on top of Castle Hill.
Party leaders said they were optimistic they could add to the three seats they hold on the council.
The party said it would press for:
* A systematic programme of works near schools to ensure child safety on roads.
* Establishment of plant which uses organic waste from food, parks and agricultural sources to produce gas which in turn drives a turbine to produce electricity.
* Security locks for doors and windows, spyholes and door chains to all homes with occupants aged over 60.
Clr Cooper said: "Fielding so many candidates shows the growing strength of the Green Party and with three votes everyone in Kirklees has the opportunity to use their votes to elect a Green councillor."