York Green Party

Six-Year-Old Becomes York Green Party's Youngest Ever Member

6 July 2015

A six-year-old girl from Wheldrake has become the youngest member of York's Green Party after being inspired into action following the Local & General Election campaigns this Spring.

Becky Trevett, of the Minster School in York, asked her mother in the run up to the election if there was a political party that valued nature.

Mrs Trevett said: "We listened to political discussions on the radio over breakfast most mornings, and Becky decided, on her own, to root for the Greens."

Becky is passionate about caring for wildlife and looking after the planet; she has even created her own leaflets and has produced her very own Green Party slogan drawing on her concerns about global warming: 'If you want it to snow, vote Green!'

Becky's ingenuity did not stop there. Her passion and enthusiasm rubbed off on her parents, who also voted Green both locally and nationally.

Mrs Trevett said: "Becky told us if we agreed with what the Green Party stood for, we should stand up and vote for them, rather than voting tactically".

Green Party councillor for Guildhall, Denise Craghill, is delighted to welcome Becky to the party.

Cllr Craghill said: "We welcome people of all ages to the Green Party, and are pleased that our campaigns both locally and nationally have struck a chord with this inspiring young lady. The Green Party currently has the largest youth wing of any political party with nearly 20,000 members, and we truly believe, with the support of young people like Becky, we are the party of the future."

Support for the Green Party has grown significantly in the past twelve months, both nationally and in York. You can join the Green Party here.

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