The images on this page may be downloaded by journalists without charge or copyright restrictions.   All rights are reserved for any other use.

Please credit the photographer Robbie MacDonald for the first three sets of images.


Yorkshire Party Logo


Yorkshire Party Leader Chris Whitwood

Chris has been Deputy Leader since 2016. He is currently the youngest deputy leader of any political party in the UK.

He trained as a product designer before becoming a primary school teacher. He now works for a company designing teaching resources.

He represents the Yorkshire Party within the European Free Alliance, the political coalition of regionalist parties.

He lives in Doncaster.



Yorkshire Party Deputy Leader Laura Walker

Laura has lived in Yorkshire since 2004, currently in Altofts near Wakefield. She joined the Yorkshire Party during the 2017 General Election.

She works for the charity Independent Age, tackling loneliness and promoting older people’s causes throughout South Yorkshire.



Yorkshire Party Chair Arnie Craven

Arnie was elected Chair in 2018; he is also Leader of the Party’ Elections Working Group.

He has been involved in campaigns for regional devolution for more than 10 years.

Arnie lives in Wakefield.



Yorkshire Party Treasurer John Hall

John was born in Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire in 1947.

He retired as a managing director of the company that he started in 1981,

He moved with his family to the Harrogate area in 2014.