Pledge to protect the Market for councillors and candidates to local elections
Friends of Leeds Kirkgate Market is calling on councillors, candidates for the forthcoming local elections as well as MPs to sign a pledge to protect the Market. We are asking members of the public to contact their councillors and candidates, send them the pledge and ask them to answer whether they will sign it or not.
Below is the pledge which you can forward on. For your councillor and MP you can find their email and postal address here. For candidates for the forthcoming local elections on the 3rd of May we have obtained this list with names and postal addresses for each ward.
Please send us the responses you get as we will publish them: firstname.lastname@example.org
I pledge that if elected/as your representative I will fully support:
- A halt to the project to reduce the size of the market and bring in the private sector
- The creation of an elected management board to run the market as a public trust with places for traders and councillors
- A 12 month rent reduction to support existing trader investment, bring in new traders and increase rental income
- Council borrowing against the Market’s profits for sustainable reinvestment and refurbishment