Philippa Fleming is a Green Party activist who has lived and worked in Bedfordshire for over 30 years. She is a qualified nursery nurse and has previously worked in administration and customer service roles, including for Bedfordshire County Council. She has been adopted by the Green Party as their candidate for North-East Bedfordshire in the General Election on 12 December.
Philippa is single, with a 23-year-old daughter, and suffers with Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder. She enjoys singing, watching live music, and watching films, especially Natural History & sci-fi. Philippa writes:
This election is being portrayed as the “Brexit” election. I disagree. It is about so much more. But I do support the People’s Vote and a further referendum before we leave the European Union. This election is really about the climate crisis, which is our single biggest threat and we really need to get on top of of this now. We only have 5 years to tackle these issues and only the Green Party is truly committed to tackling them.
It is a tragedy that there are 14 million people living in poverty in this country today (I count myself as part of this group). I want to see a redistribution of wealth and a fair tax system. I want our young people to feel like they belong and those that need that extra bit of help to be supported. To achieve this we need:
- Affordable, decent housing,
- the introduction of a universal basic income,
- de-privatisation of the NHS, care services, energy, rail and bus services,
- adequate funding for the police and fire services,
- substantial improvements to the state education system (including the abolition of SATs testing and university tuition fees, and the cancellation of student debt.
We need to start working together for the benefit of all life, to become more empathetic. I feel strongly that people should ask themselves: “What if I found myself in that situation, how would I deal with that?”
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