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.

Electrify the railways. Cleaner, cheaper, faster and can use green electricity. What's not to like?

During the second reading of the #PolicingBill in the House of Lords, Lord @AlfDubs (of the @HumanRightsCtte) called for the re-introduction of a statutory duty on local authorities to provide sites.

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Nice to know just how backward looking Tories are. Young people will have to start learning bonkers systems. What is it how many drams in a bushel?

My generation will be particularly unimpressed by attempts to block the policies needed to avert climate catastrophe.

This outrageous, anti-democratic and frankly embarrassing decision must be reversed.

Because of #Brexit, my garage can't get the part my old VW needs to pass its MOT till AFTER Christmas so they spent much of the day designing and welding one from scratch. #BrexitReality means learning pre-industrial, developing-world levels of resourcefulness. The bill was HUGE.

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