Scarborough and Whitby Green Party

Local Council elections and by-elections

We are campaigning for the County Council elections on 4th May 2017, where we are fielding candidates in most local wards.

If you would like to help, maybe with leaflet deliveries, door knocking or fund raising, please contact us through our 'contact us' page.


Candidates selected are:



Mark Vesey

Eastfield & Osgodby


Tony Johnson

Esk Valley


Sara Fenander

Falsgrave & Stepney


David Malone



David King

Hertford & Cayton


Judy Deans



Helen Kindness



Robert Adams

Weaponness & Ramshill


Charlotte Bonner



Chris Phillips

No candidates have been selected for
Scalby & the Coast
Seamer & Derwent Valley
Whitby/Mayfield cum Mulgrave
Image of Charlotte Bonner

Charlotte Bonner is standing for the Weaponness and Ramshill ward where she lives with her husband, newborn daughter and goldfish. Charlotte works for the National Union of Students, running the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organizations’ award winning Green Impact programme. This provides students and students’ unions across the country opportunities to engage staff and students in sustainability projects both on-campus and in their local communities. She's passionate about Scarborough being a great place to live and visit, quality education, political transparency, sustainable transport and a quality, public NHS.

You can contact Charlotte on 07816181417 or email


Picture of Helen Kindness

Helen Kindness has lived in Scarborough with her husband and young children. She is a qualified teacher but since having children has chosen to stay at home and look after the family. She is an enthusiastic gardener and food grower and currently a Parent Governor at her children's primary school. She previously stood as a local Green Party Candidate for both the County and Borough Council.


Picture of Mark Vesey

Mark Vesey has lived in the Ramshill ward, Scarborough, since 2003. He worked at the University of Hull, Scarborough campus, and is chairman of the Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre. He loves Scarborough, its coast and the Yorkshire countryside. Last year he formed part of the South Bay beach clean up team and helped to collect over 500 bin bags of plastic buckets, spades and litter from the beach. Mark was elected as a ward councillor in 2015 and works closely with the community representing them at the council and keeping residents informed about what the council is doing. He is strongly against fracking and pollution of the sea and countryside.

You can contact Mark on 07885294917 or email


Picture of Robert Adams

Robert Adams moved to Scarborough 9 years ago and recently set up his own business ‘Creative Coaching Creative Cultures’. He is a highly experienced trainer, having trained and spoken on art, business and self-transformational issues, in local and regional business forums. He is vice-chair of the East Coast Branch of the Federation of Small Businesses and has written a book, due to be published in August, called ‘DISCover the Power of You’ about the need for focused personal development to drive improved leadership. Green issues have always been important to him and since setting up his own business he has come to appreciate even more the need for green energy, the impact of austerity on cross-germination in the business sector, and the gross inequalities in the education and economic make-up of our society. Robert believes that the Green Party is the only party dedicated to eradicating these problems.

You can email Robert


Picture of Judy Deans

Judy Deans was born in Scarborough but left to train as a teacher and also worked in hospitality and alternative therapies. She has a lifelong love of the countryside and is very concerned about plans to frack in this beautiful area. She is a member of Frack Free Scarborough which campaigns to spread awareness of the dangers of fracking to health and the environment. She has voted for the Green Party for many years and has been involved in campaigns to get Green councillors elected to Scarborough Council. As a grandmother she would like to see a clean, green country for her granddaughter. She stood in the past for the Green Party in Ramshill.

You can contact Judy on 01723354846 or 07830536676 or email


Picture of Tony Johnson

Tony Johnson is a retired IT professional, living in Scarborough. He has worked in the private sector and in local government posts, including Scarborough Council. Tony takes a keen interest in environmental and social issues and joined the Green Party as this seemed to be the only party which was actively campaigning for a positive change in these areas. Tony supports the retention and renovation of the Futurist theatre and fully supports the Kirby Misperton Protection Camp. He believes fracking activity in the region poses a real long-term risk of contamination to the area's drinking water.

You can contact Tony on 01723 375490 or 078 1120 1173 or email


Picture of Chris Phillips

Chris Phillips is a retired maths teacher and educational book representative who stood for the Green Party several times in local elections. He is very active in the local community, serving on the committee of Scarborough Philatelic Society and the Property and Finance Committee of the local Quakers. As well as being an avid follower of political and environmental matters, he is a keen photographer and gardener.


David King is a retired cooperatives administrator who has stood for the Green Party in local elections on several occasions and was treasurer of York Green Party for ten years. He was also treasurer of the York Fellowship (Rethink Mental Health) and of the Clementhorpe Community Association. A lifelong member of the Green Party and of CND, he helped establish a Friend of the Earth group in Ryedale, and the York branch of the Green Party. Having been a vegetarian restaurant pioneer in York and subsequently administrator and factotum in a wholefoods cooperative, he is particularly interested in food policy and the role of food in health, and in animal welfare. He is a keen gardener and crossword compiler.


Picture of David Malone

David Malone is a documentary filmmaker and financial blogger. He stood twice before in the Stepney and Falsgrave ward and was a candidate in the last parlia­mentary election. He recently ran in the national Green Party leadership election and came second after the joint winners, Caroline Lucas and Jonathan Bartley. David organised an all-party public meeting on fracking and the Transatlantic Trade Investment Partnership, TTIP. David believes the county council has completely dismissed the views of those who doubt the company and government propaganda about fracking. He thinks we desperately need councillors who have a solid scientific and financial understanding of fracking to make sure the council can't ignore what Westminster doesn’t want heard.


Promoted by Charlotte Bonner on behalf of David Malone and Scarborough Green Party, all at 19 Alexandra Park Scarborough YO12 5JN

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