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.

@Jonathan_K_Cook @ClintWarren6 I've never seen any evidence that Israeli's want to come together with Palestinians through direct negotiations. If that were true, the first step would be to stop killing them.

Our NHS heroes are given a real terms pay cut whilst Boris Johnson shamefully lies to MPs, not once but twice, saying nurses get 12.6% more pay now then they did 3 years ago.


This should be reported on every news show #FairPayForNursing

No-one will be happier than us when this is Exeter's everyday "school run".
Enable it (don't just encourage it)!
1) protected cycle paths on main roads
2) traffic reduced side roads
3) 20mph

Huge applause to @mj_hull and @beccavane today for leading on two vital pro-worker and pro-union motions at #GPConf! 👏👏👏

Thrilled that @TheGreenParty will now be:
✊ Putting trade unions at the centre of our climate policies
✊ Backing calls for a 15% pay rise for NHS staff

The central goal of Israel’s lobbying operation around world is to blur the distinction btw pro-Palestine solidarity and antisemitism.

Through doing so, it seeks to impose a reputational / career cost on anyone speaking out against Israel’s occupation + crimes.

Don’t play ball

"We're in a very serious situation, and I cannot for the life of me see why they are defending a privatised test trace and isolate system that clearly doesn't work and spending a fortune on it."


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