Candidate for Huntington and New Earswick
Ian was born and bred in York and has lived the majority of his life in the city. Born inside the city walls, he has lived in a number of locations in the city and in Haxby since the 1980s. Having left school with some GCSEs he worked in a textile mill for a short time before joining the military and serving with the Royal Engineers in the UK, Europe and the Far East. Later, while working as a civil servant for the Ministry of Defence he studied for a degree from the Open University.
While at the MOD he held a number of elected trade union posts, and led negotiations with the Ministers office and their representatives, including negotiations on saving York’s barracks and York jobs. He has also been a part-time trained youth worker at Burnholme an Huntington schools.
“I have enjoyed representing the community, whether it was in the workplace or where I live, and feel that my experience and knowledge can be used to bring improvements to those less fortunate than myself. I stood in the 2015 council election, which provided me with valuable knowledge and experience to campaign for a council that understands the needs of the population and the ideas to deliver them. Since that election I have been a member of the Haxby and Wigginton neighbourhood planning committee as well as a member of Haxby Town Council working on the planning committee.
“The Labour Party manifesto provides the means and ideas that I support if we are going to bring York into the 21st century, providing a city we can be proud of and one that keeps our status as a good place to live. If I am elected I will be working with a great team that will put the many at the front and not the few, and look to inspire others to build on our ideas.”