Cllr Lars Kramm, ward councillor for Micklegate Ward

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Cllr Lars Kramm has been elected as Green Party ward councillor for Micklegate Ward in May 2016. Lars studied law and is specialised 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 special councillor for five years in his hometown. He has worked as a researcher and lecturer and was an NGO delegate at the international climate change conference in 2012, 2013 and 2014. He works currently as a business development manager for a York based retail company.

Lars is a member of the Audit and Governance Committee, the Communities and Environment Policy and Scrutiny Committee and the Corporate and Scrutiny Management Policy and Scrutiny Committee.

Mark Havercroft, Green4Micklegate Coordinator

Mark HavercroftMark is a fifty-one-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.

He stood as a candidate in Micklegate in the 2015 local elections, receiving an encouraging 1,526 votes, coming fifth out of fourteen candidates for the three councillor positions.


Rosie Baker, Green4Micklegate Community Support Officer

JETPortraits2-52Rosie is a local mum and disability advocate / communication support worker by trade. She’s studied public policy with an education and health focus and is developing her career in local politics. Her first taste of representation as part of the real opposition, was as secretary to the Reform Jersey party in her home town.

Since coming to York she has worked hard as Policy Officer, Volunteer Coordinator and also Micklegate candidate in the June 2017 by-election. Rosie is also the current Projects Officer for the York Bus Forum helping to ensure buses are more accessible to those with needs. When the ‘Access project’  there is complete, her plan is to persevere with her dream of rescuing ever more food from going to waste, as she’s done volunteer cooking already at the Tang Hall community café, and hopes to open  a lovely café project for everyone here this side of the river too!


Green4Micklegate Team in Action: Cllr Lars Kramm and local Green activist Rosie Baker and Tom Franklin talking to residents and collecting surveys about issues and priorities.

Green councillors make a difference

The election of more Green Party councillors last May gave us a stronger voice in the Council and the opportunity to achieve positive policies for York’s future. We always seek to work cooperatively with other parties for the well-being of the city. We make our decisions based on the issue at the time and what we believe can be achieved for York. We speak out to challenge bad council decisions, while seeking to avoid the constant political ‘point scoring’ which gives politics a bad name.

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