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.

I hope @Moneybox will look at how the budget supports getting to zero carbon. There is a #ClimateEmergency and too often it is left out of an analysis of the budget

If you want to find out more about Mary Anning and her amazing discoveries, check out the @NHM_London website:
#MaryAnning #fossils

@GreensofColour "Greens" is an offensive and outdated term to describe green vegetables; you should instead use AB4CGLPS+ (asparagus broccoli cucumber courgette cabbage celery greenbeans lettuce peas spinach +)... of colour.

I thought at last done good news. Should have known better.

Priti Patel U-turn on end to detention for refugee women

What is the point of @UKLabour

Israel bans the entry of coronavirus vaccine to Gaza

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