Danny Myers – Biography
It is an honour to serve you as your Labour Councillor for Clifton. I live near the old football ground and I am proud to call Clifton my home.
As an active member of our community, I am involved with resident groups, support local events and regularly attend coffee mornings.
The Labour movement has always been about community participation and this is at the heart of my politics. I am keen to listen to local people’s views and value the thoughts of all residents.
I was born in Wakefield and raised in the Hopetown area of the former mining town Normanton. I know how local and national policies can have an effect on ordinary people.
I started my working life at 16 and have a variety of different experiences, from working in shops, museums and the music industry. I have previously run a small business and continue to volunteer to help organise campaigns co-ordinated by my trade-union.
I am a hard-working and passionate representative for our community, providing a strong voice for Clifton on York Council. In the Council Chamber, I speak out against austerity and contribute to every debate I can. I have proposed many motions that have been passed by Council; including denouncing the Trade-Union Bill; protecting local democratic procurement; adopting the Unison Ethical Care Charter; opposing cuts to the fire service; proposing community wealth building in York; and to end fire and rehire employment practices.
I sit on the Climate Change Emergency Committee, the Licensing and Gambling Committee, as well as being a Trustee for York Museums Trust and York City Charities. I have previously served as the Secretary of York and District Trades Union Council, as the North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority Labour Group Leader and also the City of York Council Labour Group Leader. I’m also the co-founder of Clifton Local History Group, a founding committee member of the Lanes Community Garden and a founding member of York Unlocked.