Donate to the Campaign

If you like what you have seen, then you might consider giving more than your vote. This could be by telling your friends about me (especially if they live in York and North Yorkshire) or donating to my campaign.

The big parties will each spend up to £57,000 trying to get your vote, just look at all the leaflets that are coming through your letter box. As an independent I do not have such deep pockets. Even if I did have access to such a budget, I would be spending money to get your attention in an environmentally friendly conscious way. This will be through social media, conventional news outlets and running through the streets of the major conurbations of York and North Yorkshire to meet you, our residents.

I am looking to raise around £16,000 to cover my entry fee of £5,000 – that’s the cost to enter this contest; £2,000 – to pay for the preparation of a leaflet that is sent to all voters by the organisers of the election. 

Communicating effectively, learning how you want your mayor to help you, websites, digital marketing and getting to hustings amongst other things all add to the cost.

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Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who supported and voted for me, as well as those who engaged and enlightened me about the opportunities and challenges facing the people of York and North Yorkshire. It has been a thoroughly invigorating experience, and I would do it again in an instant.

I’m proud of the decisions I made and each policy I proposed in my manifesto. I sincerely wish the new Mayor the very best and hope he unashamedly steals some of my proposals.

I would also like to thank those sending kind words in my inbox… though it seems my dogs still claim the lion’s share of the fanmail!

Unfortunately, I have not been asked to serve this time, but I remain committed to our county’s future. I will continue to serve my local community as an independent Councillor.

Paul.