I have lived in York for 22 years and have children at Millthorpe and York College. I am passionate about supporting local communities so that inequalities are reduced, mental health is supported and our local area is cared for sustainably. I have been a member of the Green Party for over 15 years and feel that the leadership shown by our MP Caroline Lucas is the most honest, visionary and sustainable for people and planet of all the current party leaders. Until recently I worked in York as a healthcare chaplain, am actively involved in a local community garden and am a member of York Quakers.
I have lived in York – and voted Green – for over twenty years. As an active cyclist and runner in York, I’m keen to promote sustainable public transport and cleaner air in our city. I’m involved in a patient panel at York hospital, a community garden project, and a local faith group. With children at school in the local area, I’m also committed to raising awarenes of issues impacting particularly on our younger generations.
I came to York from London in 1997 to study music, and fell in love with the city. I moved here permanently in 2009, and remain actively involved in the musical life of the city. I also run a small research, editing and indexing business. I am a keen cyclist and have just returned from a four-year trip to Indonesia and back by bicycle, boat and train. I am standing for the Green Party because I believe this party’s positive, hopeful and inclusive approach is the right one to meet the challenges ahead, from Brexit to the climate crisis. York is already a great city to live and work in; to cycle, walk and run in; to find delicious local food and great beer and interesting independent shops. We should protect this and build on it: small actions in local neighbourhoods can make a big difference to everyone’s health, happiness and quality of life.