Annoyed with MPs who put party before constituents? Narked that MPs don’t listen – and don’t need to listen to you? Frustrated that all our institutions are failing?
Empowered by you, wonderful people of Selby and Ainsty, I am your solution. Vote for a breath of fresh air, instead of rearranging the deckchairs.
You know that we can’t go on like this. We are the greatest country on earth, North Yorkshire the greatest county. The UK has a history of being first, unafraid to go it alone: Industrial Revolution; parliamentary democracy; abolition of slavery; the NHS; football, rugby, golf, tennis; the computer. When we innovate, we succeed. Brexit – love it or hate it – was an innovation: we were the first country to sever ties with the EU.
Our democracy needs to modernise.
As your MP, you will influence, on a weekly basis, how I represent you in Parliament. If I am elected, every MP in the land will need to pay attention: listening to their constituents – not just paying lip-service – will become a requirement. This is what representatives are meant to do. I intend to take democracy back to its roots, starting here, in North Yorkshire.
If you believe, like I do, that interest rate hikes are madness, empower me to do something about it. I recommend that we restructure the failed Bank of England.
When you elect me as your MP, it won’t just be the weekly surgeries when you can tell me your opinion, you will have a 24/7 ability to tell me what you think through our conversation platform. I will read, analyse, and act according to your views, because I believe local people know what they need more than the Westminster elite on the key issues.
Create the biggest political earthquake and etch this constituency into the national consciousness. Solo voices can be the most powerful. Love him or hate him, Nigel Farage had the profile and power equivalent to 100 MPs; Caroline Lucas, too, moved mountains.
Together, we can shake the very foundations of Westminster with 100,000 people storming through the lobbies of parliament every time I cast my vote on your behalf.