The Daily Post asked me to write a message to voters- the original is available here. I decided to say why it is I’ve decided to stand for election- read on to see the piece.
Ask yourself a question – is this country working for you?
Look around our area. We still have unacceptably high rates of child poverty – in Alyn & Deeside it’s 15%. Is this fair?
Ask yourself why we’re told that we can’t afford to fix this, why we can’t afford our NHS and so it must be privatised, why the minimum wage can’t be made enough to live on- which means £10 per hour by 2020 to keep up with inflation.
Ask yourself why it is that we’re told this, yet big business get away without paying tax, why we still have nuclear weapons, why fracking is a real possibility locally.
I asked myself these things, and realised that Labour, the Lib Dems and the Tories have been in power for years, and they’ve never answered.
So I joined the Greens, and now I’m asking for your vote.
This area is my home, I went to school at Castell Alun and have lived in Penymynydd all my life. I want to see an MP who will fight for it. I want to see Greens threaten Labour so they have to take these issues seriously.
I believe we can do politics differently. Join me.