Candidate for Huntington and New Earswick
Chloë Anderson has lived in York for over 30 years, which is most of her life. Born in inner city Nottingham as a child she witnessed riots, strikes, high levels of unemployment, deprivation and extreme poverty. Moving to Tang Hall in 1988 she experience life in an area effected by hidden poverty and a lack of funding and support which has provided her with a great understanding and deep empathy with those most devastated by Tory cuts and her Labour politics are rooted in those experiences.
“We need a transformative Labour council to provide the hope we so desperately need! I know how hard the crisis is hurting those Labour needs to speak for and I will strive to make York a city everyone can live and participate in”
A third generation Labour activist she grew up with stories of her Grandad, a train driver and Trade Unionist who joined Labour at its establishment, and accompanied her parents on the Labour campaign as a child in the 80’s and 90’s. She is a lifelong Labour supporter, and officially entered politics in 2016 and became a dedicated and active campaigner playing a key part in the 2017 Election campaign. She has been Political Awareness Officer for York Labour Party, an active member of the York Labour comms group, and she is a delegate for the Labour Party Irish Society.
As a Community Arts Specialist and tutor experienced in youth and pastoral work, she has provided support to vulnerable people with complex needs and barriers and acted as a mentor and an advocate. She recently completed an MA in Community Music at The University of York and delivers Arts outreach sessions ensuring equality and inclusion in accessing education and arts, acting to empower the community and enable wider participation in arts and culture.
“We must invest in our community and put our residents first. Community, sustainability, equality and inclusion are absolutely at the heart of my political vision and my input could really make a difference especially in these tough times!”