Your Selby & Ainsty Prospective Parliamentary Candidate

Arnold Warneken

Arnold Warneken

I have lived and worked in Cowthorpe for 34 years, as a partner in an organic horticulture & food distribution business. I am also involved in other local businesses ranging from sustainable firewood to organic dog-food. Additionally, I am a singing teacher, and working alongside local doctors, I offer music as therapy for people with physical & mental health issues.

In the 1990s, I was active in Wetherby Friends of the Earth campaigning on issues such as air pollution and tropical hardwoods; for the GP on greening the Harrogate Local Plan; and on behalf of local residents to stop unauthorised flying on a disused airfield.

I am currently involved in campaigning to remain in the EU as a member of both Selby for Europe and North Yorkshire for Europe, and I am Musical Director of the Yorkshire Remain Voice Choir, which recently performed in Brussels at the EU Parliament.

I have extensive TV, radio and press experience on green issues. I am a good negotiator, meetings chair, and team-builder, having run my own business of over 30 years, as well as being an accomplished fundraiser (£30000 raised for specialist medical equipment at my local GP.)

Currently I am Chair of Tockwith Festivals, Chair of Springbank Surgery Patient Group and a member of Harrogate Health Authority Clinical Commissioning Group.

Mobile: 07702 121386



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