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.
Brentford, Isleworth and Chiswick
Why do you want to be an MP?
It is a form of public service that I have felt I could offer something
Why do you want to stand as an independent?
I cannot give 100% commitment to any of the main parties. All have good and not so good points. It suits my character.
What are the main issues facing your constituency?
Expenses loom large. The present situation is not always democratic. Environment looms large, also employment, housing and the 3rd runway.
How do you think you can make a difference?
I have the confidence, the ideas and I can make them heard.
What are your five main manifesto points?
1. De-centralisation. Too many targets lowers self-esteem, deflates authority, deters iniative in our highly educated society. But I would retain supervisory organisations to oversee schools, hospitals,police etc
2. Concern for the environment- especially the Thames. Clean up the sewage, esp Mogden.
3.Support for business. The government spends money, but needs to consider and support thw source of the natiton’s wealth. Good firms must not be let die.
4.Housing by using unused land and derelict sites. Build rental flats for lower paid, and better support for the elderly and infirm
5. Improved service for families, children and young people. Education should be directed more at the individual. Better training and pay for teachers. More use of psychomentric tests in selecting staff, esp top jobs. More equality.
What one thing would you like to say to voters in your constituency?
No expenses- no sleaze from me. Just good service and complete honesty.
Where can voters find out more?
Any group can invite me to come and listen and talk, and hear what I have to say.
I am often campaigning in the constituency
I am building up a website: www.newindependentpolitics.org