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The next elections in York will be:

  • The Micklegate by-election on Thursday 8th June 2017.
  • The General Election on 8th June 2017.
  • The combined EU and Council Elections in 2019.

If you want a Green future for York and the wider world we'd like your support. We already have 4 local councillors who make their voices heard on these issues. With your help, we can increase this number at future elections. We need you to help us campaign, deliver the leaflets, raise the money, and build a dynamic, effective local party.

If you want to help us, we'd like to hear from you.

Phone York Green Party on 01904 636239 or email office@yorkgreenparty.org.uk

Business meetings (1st Wed of month) & Members meetings (3rd Wed of month) are CURRENTLY taking place at Briar House, Museum St during the election period. 

Candidate for Micklegate by-election on 8th June: ROSIE BAKER

*Watch Rosie's first neighbourhood campaign video on her Facebook page.*


Also see Rosie's Twitter.

PROFILERosie Baker

The Green Party has selected a mum living in Clementhorpe as their candidate for the forthcoming Micklegate by- election, following the announcement that Cllr Julie Gunnell has stood down.

If elected, Rosie Baker would follow Lars Kramm (elected in 2015) to become the second Green councillor for the ward, our 2nd Green woman and the fifth Green on City of York Council! With a background in education and social policy Rosie has quickly settled into the local community with her partner and young son, working at a research company on North Street, at Barnardos in West and East Yorkshire and as office manager for the local Green Party.


Issues she’s concerned about:

Rosie’s political career began as secretary and caseworker for the Reform Jersey Party and since becoming Policy Officer for the York Green Party she is focussing on health and wellbeing – particularly relevant to Micklegate is the party campaign to cut air pollution from traffic plus the


“If elected a key priority for me will be campaigning for solutions for vulnerable people and those on low-incomes, such as a proper living wage and looking towards a universal basic income, sustainable housing ideas such as YorSpace's community benefit society and my priority for voting at council meetings will be as a voice of REAL opposition to public service cuts.”


Another urgent campaign Rosie is supporting is the replacement of the Clementhorpe flood barrier, due by 2017 but now delayed until 2018 so we will put pressure where it needs to go on this and she is hoping to jin the steering group for a Community Emergency Plan.

Getting to the bottom of people’s recycling woes is another of her top priorities to get better information and support for people to achieve their recycling as stress-free as possible – green bins please! Rosie cooks as a volunteer at Your Cafe (recycled food waste project in Tang Hall) and she's looking forward to doing some research for the sustainable food strategy in York.



A special educational needs practitioner and fledgling social scientist, Rosie’s career has spanned youth justice, supported employment, Looked After Children’s services and most recently she’s qualified as an education mediator for a leading children’s charity. She’s studied social policy & research for public policy, currently working on a dissertation about the views of children with autism, and she has previously worked in Jersey, Manchester, south of France and on conservation projects in Australia.


Rosie can be contacted for further information via rosie@yorkgreenparty.org.uk





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