Meet our candidates: Chris Haws, Ford, Sefton

“I’ve spent six of the last twenty years on the dole, so I know how hard it is to find a job. The dockland from Seaforth to Liverpool should be used to employ local people.

As a non-driver, I also know how important public transport is and I will fight for more regular buses and direct routes to other areas of Merseyside and West Lancashire.

We all live in a densely populated area and access to green space, nature and the peace and quiet is something we all need so I volunteer for Friends of Rimrose Valley to help keep the park tidy, and I also keep an allotment on Ford Lane.

Local residents also know me from the darts matches I’ve lost at the Queen of Peace, Star of the Sea and Robert Bellarmines.

I joined the Workers Party because I felt that Labour no longer represented people like me. The Workers Party cares about the working class. They listen to their members and the local communities that we come from. The party actively supports trade union action, I myself have supported pickets in Gillmoss very recently and am ready to come to the aid of workers in defence of industry and jobs.

The party supports free speech and will not condemn someone for talking about Palestine or for laughing at old episodes of Rising Damp. That’s the sort of party culture where I can feel at home. In the words of my neighbour,

“The Workers Party policies make too much sense”.