I’m standing in this election because I’ve had enough of watching most of the leading politicians in this country fail to even talk about the fundamental issues where we need to take urgent action in this country, never mind actually address them and do what most of us can see is required.
I believe that I can offer a voice in our politics that will say the things that need to be said, and if elected, take a very active role. With just one Green MP at Westminster since 2010, the ‘main’ parties have already been forced to acknowledge truths that might otherwise have been ignored. Caroline Lucas has been hugely effective, representing many millions more than the voters in Brighton who elected her. I would seek to emulate the way she has worked, on both the big issues: our environment; the economy; the NHS; education; our welfare state; and those closer to home, representing all the people in this glorious constituency of Central Devon.
The Green Party’s manifesto is a visionary document. I really recommend putting half an hour aside and reading some of the 80 pages that are there. It offers a real alternative to the furrow that ConDemLab politics condemns us to plough. We really could make this choice. I’ve split the full Green manifesto into individual chapters, of a few pages each if you want to go straight to what we have to say about, e.g. Health, Transport, Energy, etc.
Here’s my election flyer with more about me and why I’m standing. If you’d like to hear more from me between now and 7 May, sign up to my mailing list.