York Green Party

Micklegate candidates 2015

Lars Kramm

Lars Kramm, lead candidate for Micklegate wardLars Kramm is a trained lawyer, specialising in environmental and European law. He has been a member of his native German Green Party for 15 years, serving in different functions include as a Green Councillor for five years on his hometown's city council. He has worked as a researcher and lecturer and was an NGO delegate at the Doha international climate change conference in 2012. He works currently as a manager for a York based retail company.

"Micklegate has for years been a centre of Green activities and it is an area that means a great deal to all three of us. I have been delighted with the enthusiasm towards the Greens’ policies that I have encountered while out canvassing in Micklegate. In the run-up to the election we will be working hard to get out there and meet even more people in order to spread the Green message".

Twitter: @Lars4Micklegate

Mark Havercroft

Mark HavercroftMark is a fifty year old self employed builder, married with two school age children. He has lived in York for twenty five years, loves the city and has been working to give something back via volunteer work as a school governor, a snow warden and a Friend of New Walk.

Mark was involved in the successful campaign for 20mph outside Fishergate School and more recently in the campaign to keep the riverbank near Millennium Bridge free for public use.

If elected for the Green Party in Micklegate, Mark would bring humility to the post by honouring his role as a public servant. His focus would be on representing the people of Micklegate, and to play his part in strengthening the local community for the common good.

Helen Johnson

Helen Johnson, Green candidate for Micklegate wardA retired head teacher, Helen has for 30 years worked with education, social care and health services to ensure equality of opportunity for children and young people with complex learning and communication difficulties and support for their families.

As a Green Party member, Helen is deeply concerned about growing inequality and believes that in the decision-making process, the impact of policies on people and on the local environment should be given just as much consideration as financial and economic outcomes.

As a mother, grandmother and, until recently, carer for an elderly relative, Helen is particularly concerned about issues which affect families: the high cost of housing, availability of affordable childcare, access to Children's Centres and neighbourhood schools, Health and Social care including mental health services and support for older members of the community.

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