“For too long the working class have been excluded from politics, it seems only certain types are destined for a political career, getting on their soap box so they can talk down to the general public. Politicians work for the interests of their party, their party works in the interests of lobbyists, and we get ignored.
That’s why I’m standing for election because I believe that political powers should rest with the majority of ordinary people, and the only way to achieve this is for ordinary people to stand for political office. We all know the value of a politicians promise, it’s a byword for deception, I can only promise that every action I take, vote I make, or issue I raise will be in the interests of the working class.
Billions have been spent, or misspent, during the corona crisis, and I know we will be expected to pay for it directly, or by devastating cuts to benefits, and public services, this must be resisted, and we need to make sure only those who can more than afford to pay for it do.
I’m no professional politician I’m not standing to further my political career. I’m standing because I see all around me people stretched to breaking point, exhausted by constant toil, and ever falling living standards, I don’t believe we can or should go on like this.”