Dr Yasmin Zalzala: Manchester Withington

This is one of my series of articles on some of the Independent candidates standing at this election. If you want to see a fuller list please go here.

However, I don’t pretend that this is an exhaustive list, you can see more independents on the Independent Network’s website here.

My view is that as an electorate we need more independents to stand – we need more choice about who will represent us. As we have seen from the recent scandals that have hit Westminster, MPs from the main parties all seem to be part of the same ‘club’. To be truly represented we need people that are not part of that club. If you’re constituency has an independent standing, please take the time to consider the difference that having a true member of the local community can bring to you – someone who is working for the constituency and not for the party or their political career.

Dr Yasmin Zalzala

Manchester Withington

Why do you want to be an MP?
Because I want to make the world a better place and help people live happier lifes

Why do you want to stand as an independent?
Because the Party System has let me down

What are the main issues facing your constituency?
Unemployment, Huge Blocks of Housing/Flats, Shortage of School places

How do you think you can make a difference?
Greater influence with planning, building new schools, appropriate planning

What are your five main manifesto points?
Landlord registration scheme, Accountable police, Improve access to justice, Better planning control, Effective consultation with people

What one thing would you like to say to voters in your constituency?
I am better for the constituency than the party man/woman

Where can voters find out more?
Through my leaflets and by ringing me directly or through my blogs. However, I am working to have my own website

2 Responses to Dr Yasmin Zalzala: Manchester Withington

  1. Tom Austin says:

    Yours is an uphill struggle I see.
    I am struck by what you say. In that I find your ambitions, worthy though they are, to be more akin to what prospective councilors might propose. Would you not have a greater impact on your town by being elected to the council?
    With a swing of 17.3% from Lab. to LD. in 2005, before there was any talk of a Three-Party race, it may take a miracle to alter that.
    Given the nature of British Politics at this time, with the pigeons coming home to roost on all three of the main partys over sleeze, if you were to broaden your message you could offer the constituency the policies they crave.
    Good luck.

  2. Tom Austin says:

    What with 45% or so of the electorate NOT voting in 2005 efforts to get them out and voting could yield results. Results for the greater good of Democracy itself if not for you directly. Yet wholly worthwhile.

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