Why I’m Standing
For too long Westminster has completely ignored the struggles of ordinary people living here. Cornwall isn’t just beautiful beaches, countryside and people. It’s place of great inequality. We haven’t had representation in Parliament from anyone brave enough to stand up to power and say what needs to be done. I will.
I believe that vast inequality harms us all. We should value people and our planet first and foremost. The economy should serve us. Corporations should not rule the world. Fair taxes should be paid, to provide decent public services for everyone. This is what I call common sense socialism and it works in much of Western Europe already. It can work for us here.
In Cornwall we need an economy that works for everyone, with high quality jobs, and security, not just dependent on tourism. We need to support small business and the self employed. We need decent public transport that is cheap enough and reliable enough to be a viable alternative to cars. We need genuinely affordable homes that provides for people living here first, not second and third homes for the super wealthy.
We need our precious environment to be protected. Not with warm words. With serious action, as fast as we can.