Tyler is 19-years-old and wants to bring a fresh face to local politics by standing in the by-election for the Bilton and Nidd Gorge county council seat.
Part of his manifesto will be tackle antisocial behaviour in the area and to re-establish a community event, similar to the Bilton Gala.
I have decided to stand in this seat as after co-founding the Bilton Community Group Facebook page and then being contacted by many local residents. Bilton has lost some of its sense of community, partly due the covid lockdowns, and I wanted to give something back to a community that had given me so much.
I grew up in household that was quiet determined and quiet passionate about politics. But as I grew older my views changed around being in politics.
My decision to run in politics was because I felt people wanted me to. But I have a knowledge of the local area and the local people and my aim is to make a real difference, rather than to be in politics as a career move.
Antisocial behaviour in Bilton is hotly discussed topic on social media, and will form part of his manifesto.
There are a few issues I am campaigning on, but the big one is antisocial behaviour.
I believe we need to create a warning system so it doesn’t spiral out of control and I would create a forum between the police, council and the public.
There will be monthly reports and work with many of the local groups.
I think we can be tough on antisocial behaviour and also use CCTV.
People need to see a positive change on antisocial behaviour and that can be from a collective effort.
Community spirit is a further area that Tyler wants to improve, something that he says has lessened due to lockdown.
The Bilton Gala was a big loss to the Bilton Community and bought a lot of visitors into the area. I would look at using my locality budget to develop a new event that helped create a positive change to the area.
An event would help draw people together, help the local economy, and help develop a sense of community.