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Denise Craghill

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Denise Craghill was the Green Party candidate in Guildhall in the York local election. They were elected with 1,492 votes. Our volunteers have been adding information on Denise Craghill - here's everything we know so far!

Party manifesto

Denise Craghill was the Green Party candidate. Find out more about their policies from the Green Party York local election Local manifesto.

Statement to voters

"I qualified as a librarian and worked in local government in Sheffield including running a specialist library in the economic development department and later on liaison work with the voluntary and community sector. I worked briefly in York libraries before becoming a fundraiser and events organiser for the Yorkshire Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND). This included organising the Day of Dance at Saltaire for over ten years.

Originally from the Lake District, I have lived in York since 2000. I became a member of the Green Party in 1990 and have campaigned on a wide range of local and global issues, always believing in the power of individuals working together to make a difference.

I have been a member of Fulford Parish Council for four years, chaired the Council of management at York Steiner School for 5 years and was a governor at Fulford School for a 4 year term.

Since my election for Guildhall ward in May 2015, I have concentrated mostly on being a councillor, supporting local residents and working on issues relevant to the ward. I have been a member of the committee of the Groves Association and worked very hard to support residents in getting the new Walmgate Community Association established. I chair the Friends of New Walk. and am currently (up to April 2019) a member of the Area Planning Committee and the Health and Well Being Board. I was previously a member of the Health and Social Care Scrutiny Committee and chaired the Learning and Culture Policy and Scrutiny Committee for a year. I have brought successful motions to Full Council calling for further action to tackle homelessness and food poverty in York and have taken part in task groups looking at play facilities, public health spending and the sudden closure of Bootham Park Mental Health Hospital.

I live in Fishergate ward with my partner and Fishergate councillor, Andy D’Agorne and have one grown up daughter. I recently turned my small south-facing front garden over to vegetable growing, which has made me feel even more a part of York’s expanding edible growing culture – and led to lots of interesting conversations with passers -by!

I have loved being a councillor for Guildhall ward for the last 3 – 4 years. I’ve learned a lot and would really like the opportunity to build on this over the next 4 years. Working with residents to make things happen is a highlight of the job."

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York Green Party

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Local hustings

You can meet candidates and question them at local hustings. Here are hustings where Denise Craghill may be appearing.

(Past event) Tuesday 30 April 2019 19:00–20:30: York Council Question Time, St Peter's School YO30 6AB.

(Past event) Wednesday 24 April 2019 18:00–20:00: Collaborative Hustings, Spark York CIC YO1 9PB.

Previous elections

This candidate has previously stood for election in:

  • 2019: The York local election, as the Green Party candidate for the Guildhall
  • 2014: The European Parliament (UK) elections, as the Green Party candidate for the Yorkshire and the Humber

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