Candidate for Rawcliffe and Clifton Without
Dave Merrett is a Principal Engineer, based in the City centre, working on Bridge Assessments under a Network Rail contract. He is married with a daughter who recently left All Saints and is now attending university.
Dave joined the Labour Party at school and has campaigned for them ever since, previously being a York councillor for many years, fulfilling many different roles, with a particular focus on Transport, Environment and Planning issues. He has also served terms on the former York Health Authority, North Yorkshire Police Authority, Yorkshire & Humber Regional Planning, Regional Transport, and Regional Flood and Coastal committees, plus the Local Government Association, Labour’s Environment Policy Commission, and Cycling England nationally.
Dave has recently been very much involved in the York Environment Forum (Chair of its Transport Group), York Bus Forum (Treasurer & Membership Secretary, standing down), York Cycle Campaign, York & District Trades Union Council (Environment Spokesperson) and Clean Air York. He is also a governor at Millthorpe School, and sits as an independent member on the Yorkshire Forum for Water Customers (Environment sub-group chair). He also campaigns regularly on issues of climate change.
“I am honoured to have been selected to contest the Rawcliffe and Clifton Without seat in the City Council elections. I have helped Labour to campaign here on many occasions in the past, and through that and my previous Council roles going back to the 1980s, plus door knocking since being selected, am familiar with many issues in the area. I believe I have the experience and commitment to be a good Councillor for the area, and to contribute to getting the Council back on track to tackle the housing, employment, transport, environment and social care challenges facing Rawcliffe & Clifton Without residents and the wider city.”