Meet your Lib Dem candidates for Micklegate this May.


Carlotta Allum

Carlotta is a mother of three girls and has lived in York for 12 years. Carlotta is half Italian with close family still in Europe and a very pro-European outlook.

Formally a teacher, Carlotta is the founder director of a charity that facilitates arts projects with offenders and vulnerable groups. Passionate and driven, Carlotta believes in 'being the change' you want to see.

Through her work she fights for Liberal Democratic values of equality, drug policy reform and social justice. Carlotta hopes to represent an important demographic in central York, that of young mothers, generally under represented in local government.

In Micklegate, Carlotta wants to improve walk-ways for mothers with buggies, ensure sufficient crossings for the school children, adequate litter bins around Scarcroft Green as well as better doorstep recycling across York.

Christopher Gammie

Christopher is a North Yorkshire convert, entrepreneur and software engineer. When he’s not doing any of those, you’re likely to find him swing dancing. Originally from London, he moved to North Yorkshire in 2014 and has been a resident of Micklegate Ward since 2018.
Christopher studied History at Cambridge University before joining a National Law Enforcement agency. Over almost nine years he worked on issues ranging from Class A Drug Trafficking to Organised Immigration Crime, and led successful projects coordinating action across multiple government departments. He also worked extensively on policy development, business change, and IT procurement projects.
After leaving Law Enforcement, Christopher taught swing dancing professionally in London while re-training as a software engineer. He now runs his own internet start-up, specialising in event management software for dance organisations. Now located in York, Christopher is actively involved in the local community, where he helps run a not-for-profit dance organisation in his spare time. 
Despite a life-long interest in politics, it was the EU referendum result in June 2016 that inspired him to join a political party. Fed up with the direction the country was taking, he decided to quit complaining and get involved instead. Apart from Brexit, Christopher has particular interests in electoral reform, sustainable development and climate change issues.

Kate Webster

Kate has lived in York since 2003 and has been a resident of Micklegate Ward since 2006.

She grew up in Teesside and after finishing sixth form in Redcar, she went to Oxford University and studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics. Since then she has lived and worked in a number of different countries including France, Germany, Italy, Denmark and the United States. She moved back to the UK in 2003 after over 10 years overseas to finish off her law qualifications and then started practising as a solicitor in Leeds.

Kate is an expert in areas of law relating to public procurement, state aid, regulated utilities and large infrastructure projects. She has over 10 years of experience advising local authorities, central government, NHS organisations, utilities and private companies. She set up her own business in 2018 providing legal consultancy services. She is currently providing support to a major national infrastructure project in the energy sector.

Kate has a particular interest in sustainable development and the low carbon economy. This includes initiatives to reduce pollution levels in the city by “greening” transport, increasing the use of renewables and fostering sustainable economic development.




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