It is currently two days till the Local Elections, I’ve had some leaflets printed and I’ve been knocking on a few doors. It’s been a great experience so far speaking to people about the local issues. The reception from people towards me and The Green Party has been positive and people are pleased that someone new is running to represent the community.
The reason why I am running is because I, like so many people I’ve come across, are frustrated with the fact that national politics are invading the local issues and the local people just aren’t getting heard with these issues.
The people of Warsash and Locks Heath (Fareham Warsash Division) have a right to be heard, they have a right to have their views put across in a council meeting. My conviction is that the local issues matter as well, and that at a local election they shouldn’t be shadowed by national issues. One example was one person who told me she has to walk a one and a half miles to get a couple of buses to reach her local surgery, and she wasn’t the only one who raised concern about public transport. I attended a Western Wards Community Action Team (CAT) meeting back in March, and many people spoke about how they wanted better public transport links.
The Green Party believes that by having better public transport links, not only will it reduce air pollution – but it will reduce congestion. Unlike other parties, The Green Party values local issues as well as national ones. We believe that at times of Local Elections, the local issues are the ones that matter the most.
I believe that we can make a difference, and I need you to make this happen.
Thanks for reading,