Mick Johnston

Your Candidate for Thornton Dale and the Wolds - Mick Johnston
Contact Your Candidate for Thornton Dale and the Wolds

I joined the Labour Party forty years ago because I believed passionately in social justice. I still do; the need for it is even greater now. In one of the richest countries on the planet, the existence of poverty, homelessness, educational disadvantage and insecurity is a political choice

I believe our County Council should stand up for North Yorkshire not roll over when the Government tells them to cut and privatise services. I was shocked recently to hear Tory County Councillors, in a public meeting, presenting as a virtue an 8% cut in the County’s Healthy Child Service. Not one councillor spoke against it. I would

I was active for many years in my Trade Union Unison in many campaigns, including against Eric Pickles when he was Tory leader of Bradford Council.

I have lived for 15 years in the village of Ebberston near Thornton Dale. I am a beekeeper, was Secretary of Scarborough Beekeepers, and am a member of Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, the Fell and Rock Climbing Club and the BSA Owners Club.

I value our natural environment, was active in the campaign to protect Ryedale and the planet from fracking, and will continue to campaign on environmental issues.

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