Micklegate ward is not just a promising target for the next local election for the Green Party, but for years already a centre of Green activities and the home of many Green party members. Our own logo is a good way to show our own Green identity in the Micklegate community.
As elected Green councillors for Micklegate we must attempted the balancing act of being a ward councillor and representing all the people in Micklegate, being a member of the city council and looking after the overall interests of the city and all its citizens and businesses and last but not least being a Green party councillor with a Green agenda and being obligated to all the Green voters in the different wards to deliver on Green goals. This is not an easy task, but also not impossible.
If you want to discuss with Helen, Mark and myself about this or other topics that are important to you, Today (6/11) from 18:45 is a great opportunity at the York Green Party fundraising event at the Fulford Arms.
In 200 days York will go to the polls to elect two MPs and 47 councillors. York Green Party will be contesting every seat and has a great chance of adding to our two existing councillors. We have enthusiastic activists and a sound strategy for gaining more seats. What we are missing is the financial resources to get our messages out to York voters.
If you would like to support us and have a good night out, please come to our fundraising gig at The Fulford Arms.
6 November @18:45
Fulford Arms, York – more than just a pub
121 Fulford Road, YO10 4EX York
Two superb acts – great musicians – don’t miss either! Plus book sale, cake sale, raffle draw, and your chance to support York Green Party as we start to build for the elections in 2015.
We have been elected by the members of York Green Party to stand as candidates in Micklegate ward for the next York City Council Elections on Thursday 7 May 2015. We, that is Lars Kramm, Helen Johnson and Mark Havercroft (from left to right).
Last local elections York Greens comfortably held Fishergate ward, with councillors Andy D’Agorne and Dave Taylor being re-elected with over half the vote, but we also built on our support in other key wards and achieved an impressive second places in Micklegate (with 32% of the vote). In 2015 we want to close the gap of 250 votes and get for the first time ever, Green councillors elected in Micklegate.
Green councillors make a difference
After the May election it is likely that no one party will have an overall majority again. The election of more Green Party councillors in May will give us a stronger voice in the Council and the ability 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. Our current councillors have a track record of being very hard-working and excellent local representatives.