EFA member Yorkshire Party announces new leader

Dr Bob Buxton has been elected as the new leader of the Yorkshire Party and outgoing leader Chris Whitwood will be taking on the role of Yorkshire Party Ambassador to the European Free Alliance.

Dr Buxton, who joined the party in 2014, and was one of the first party members to be elected as a parish councillor, has commented:

“I am honoured to become party leader. I look forward to carrying on the hard work of fighting for proper devolution for Yorkshire and the benefits it will bring. I want Yorkshire to become an example of prosperity, equality and success to which other regions aspire.”

Prior to becoming leader, Chris Whitwood had served for two years as Deputy Leader and had been a central figure of the Yorkshire Party Executive Committee since 2014. He expressed his thanks to members and support for the new leader.

“My time as leader was a challenging one in British politics yet, thanks to the support of members, I am able to hand over the party in a far stronger state than the one in which I inherited it. I offer Dr Buxton my support and look forward to working with EFA to promote self-determination for Yorkshire and a Europe of the regions.”

EFA welcomes the announcement of the new leader and looks forward to working together to continue building bridges between the Yorkshire Party and other EFA members.