Councillor for Hull Road
George was born in Norfolk and moved to York in 2013 to study history at the University of York. He stayed on to study a masters degree, and firmly considers York his home. After a period of ill health, he now works for a campaign organisation, helping to maximise the voices of volunteers across Yorkshire and empower them to campaign for a better world. He lives in Hull Road ward, just behind Matmer House.
George has been a member of the Labour Party since 2013, and is a former chair of the University of York Labour Club. He’s a proud member of Unite the Union and Disability Labour, and as a former committee member of York LGBT History Month has been involved in LGBT projects across the city. As Yorkshire’s elected representative on Labour’s National Policy Forum since 2015, he’s helped shape Labour policy on a national stage. George is also involved in the Tang Hall road safety campaign and attends the University Good Neighbours group, alongside other community projects in the ward.
“Residents in our ward face a cost of living crisis. Rents are soaring, inflation creeping up, and yet wages stay painfully low. People are getting kicked out of their homes because of cruel government policies like universal credit. And the city council is not only standing by while this is happening, it’s failing to collect our bins, failing to repair our roads, and failing to keep our streets clean. York deserves better.”