I believe that Sheffield Hallam deserves a fresh start and that, as a hard working independent MP, I would be ideally placed to deliver this. I grew up in a rural part of the constituency, and spent much of my life living there: it's a place I still consider home, and feel a very strong connection to. I'm keen to find out from you what your needs are, how I can best represent you, and which policies are important to you.
A bit about what I can offer you:
- I've run a pub in Sheffield for nearly 10 years, so I understand the challenges facing small and independent businesses in what is a very challenging climate. I also know what a key role small businesses can play in a local community, and how vital they can be, and am keen to work with business owners and employees to find out what support I can offer you.
- We've done a lot of fundraising activities over the years, focusing on causes that are important to the local community; I'm determined to understand the needs of the constituency, and impact of government policies on the most vulnerable in society. You have my promise that I will work tirelessly to help make things better.
- I spent many years working in Sheffield's universities, and understand the complexities of working within large organisations. I know that there are no quick answers to enabling change, but that individual actions within a system can make a lot of difference.
- A keen cyclist (well, on the flat anyway) and walker, I'm eager to explore ways of facilitating a change from the car as a default option for journeys. Proper investment in public transport, and a system that encourages active travel, are two things that I believe are essential priorities.
I'll be organising a series of open meetings around the Sheffield Hallam constituency over the coming weeks with a view to meeting constituents and discussing important issues.
I'll keep my campaign as low cost as possible! And I will keep production of election litter to an absolute minimum. However, there will be costs associated with, eg, registering my candidacy, the production of appropriate marketing materials, hosting of open meetings, etc. If you can't afford to contribute financially, but would like to volunteer your time, your support will still be very much appreciated. Please contact me via twitter (@liz4hallam) or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are able to offer any time to the campaign. Equally, please do contact me if you'd like to find out more about what I stand for.
All levels of donations are very gratefully received - however, please note that under electoral regulations, I can only accept donations of £50 or more if you are currently on the UK electoral register; under these circumstances, I will need to check your eligibility and provide your information to the Electoral Commission, who may publish donors' details. If donating £50 or more, you must provide your name and full address.
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Promoted by Liz Aspden, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield S3 8GG.