A FARMER has been chosen to contest a Kirklees Council seat.
The Greens this week selected Robert Barraclough to contest Kirkburton at next May’s election.
The party currently holds one of the three seats in the ward.
Mr Barraclough is a tenant farmer in Farnley Tyas and has represented the village on Kirkburton Parish Council since 2007.
He said yesterday: “I will aim to make a real difference as a local councillor for the Kirkburton ward.
“It is an area I know well and have a genuine concern for, which goes beyond party politics. I already engage with local groups in the area and am always keen to see community involvement in the delivery of local projects.
“During my time as chairman of the parish council in 2009, I was able to meet and help a number of community organisations across the area so I feel well placed and up for the challenge of representing our area at the Kirklees level.”