Tom Franklin

Chair and Regional Party Liaison Officer and Regional Treasurer

Tom franklin

After a long period of not being involved in party politics I joined the Green Party in 2012, as it is the only party that is taking climate change seriously.

Since then I have discovered how many of its policies I like from advocating active transport (walking and cycling) pushing for better local public transport, fighting for better air quality so that we can all have clean air to breathe to the Citizen’s Income. I have also found it warm and friendly, and a great way to get to know York and its people when I moved here in 2015.

I am particularly concerned about the arms trade and the death and destruction that follows from that. I have twice been arrested for trying to prevent arms sales to countries like Saudi Arabia, Israel and Turkey. The first time I was acquitted on the grounds that I was trying to prevent war crimes and crimes against humanity. The second time I was acquitted for using the right to protest, but the Crown Prosecution Service is currently appealing the acquittal.

I am a father with two grown up children and live with my partner and her one-eyed cat in North York.

I am also treasurer of the Yorkshire and the Humber Regional Green Party.

We need to fix the absurdity of building on good planes. Not only does it endanger those buildings, but by taking from the floods plane it endangers buildings that would otherwise be ok

The Greens have become the first major party to pledge to introduce a solution to England’s social care crisis that has been devised by the disabled people’s movement.
#GeneralElection19 #IndependentLiving #NILSS
@jon_bartley @Sanders4Health @ROFAcampaign
https://www.disabilitynewsservice.com/election-2019-greens-set-to-outdo-other-parties-on-independent-living/

Millions of people provide unpaid #care to family members and friends across the UK. They urgently need more support to help them to care. If elected in #GE2019 I will stand up for carers #ICare

I pledge to make young people’s mental health a priority if I am elected. All young people should get support for their mental health as soon as they need it. @YoungMindsUK #ActEarly

I've taken @friends_earth's #ClimateActionPledge. If elected I'll put the climate first when I vote in parliament. We're in a #ClimateEmergency and must rapidly cut greenhouse gas emissions for a greener and fairer society. #ClimateElection

Lack of any mention of electoral reform in the #LabourManifesto is a bitter disappointment to members & voters who know First Past the Post is hopelessly unfit for the 21st century.

We desperately need Proportional Representation, so all votes count equally & seats match votes.

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