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Climate and Nature Hustings
Earth Day - Monday 22 April 7 pm
Click or tap here to register for the event

How will the new York and North Yorkshire Mayor tackle the climate and nature emergency in our region?

On Thursday 2 May, voters in York and North Yorkshire will elect a brand new Mayor. The successful candidate will have wide-ranging powers and funding in areas such as transport, economic development and adult skills training.

How will the candidates use their powers to tackle the climate and nature emergency? How will this impact our quality of life? Don’t miss an opportunity to find out where the candidates stand at a special online hustings event with candidates on Monday 22 April at 7pm.

The following candidates have confirmed their participation:

  • David Skaith (Labour)

  • Felicity Cunliffe-Lister (Liberal Democrats)

  • Keith Tordoff MBE (Independent)

  • Paul Haslam (Independent)

Keane Duncan (Conservative) declined our invitation due to other commitments.

Kevin Foster (Green Party) initially accepted our invitation but has withdrawn due to other commitments.


This hustings event is being organised by a wide range of environmental and climate groups across the region, coordinated by Friends of the Earth in association with CPRE North and East Yorkshire, National Trust, North Yorkshire Climate Coalition, North Yorkshire West Federation Women's Institute, Regional Youth Climate Assembly, Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust and Yorkshire Wildlife Trust.


You can also get an idea of the candidates' views on environmental issues from their survey responses on this website. Select the candidate name from the drop-down menu above.

For more information on the Friends of the Earth's Mayoral Election Campaign, please see our Climate Action Plan for York and North Yorkshire.

If you'd like to attend our online hustings, you can register here

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