Alison Teal - Independent for Sheff Central GE24

by Alison Teal in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Alison Teal - Independent for Sheff Central GE24

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There is a crisis of confidence in politics. Grassroots Independent voices like mine will give you a direct link to Parliament. Vote Teal!

by Alison Teal in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom

I am excited to be a part of a national wave of independents rising up to challenge the damaging systems that have created a significant fall in the standard of living for the majority of people around the country.

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I am passionate about: 

Urgent action on the nature and the climate crisis

Public ownership of transport, water, and utilities

Investment in and restoration of public services 

Gradual reversal of outsourcing of public services

Free university education, no tuition fees

Complete public ownership of the National Health Service

The Cass Report

Increased public investment in Public Health 

Redistribution of wealth for a fairer society

Investment in public housing

Ensure multinational companies pay tax in the UK

Increased investment in public mental health services and youth services

Action to prevent violence against women

Urgent ceasefire in Palestine and the Ukraine

People’s Assemblies

Electoral Reform - Proportional Representation

Green job creation programmes, not national service

The mainstream political parties, including the Green Party, of which I was a member for 10 years, are failing to challenge the inequalities that are widening in society because they do not address the fact that capitalism is incompatible with democracy.  

We need members of Parliament who will battle against the vested interests that have led to the corruption of our democracy. Our rivers are heavily polluted and there is an alarming decline in biodiversity. Solutions cannot be found in the private sector which has the primary goal of profit, not the well-being of people and the planet.

An Independent MP can challenge the status quo and bring information to the public’s attention to hold bad actors to account.

My professional background is in clinical psychology and family therapy. I continue to work part-time in a therapeutic setting. 

I have served as an elected representative before, as a Councillor for Nether Edge & Sharrow from 2016-2022. During my final year, I was a Cabinet Member on Sheffield City Council.

Some of my notable activities during that time and since include:  

    - I was a leading member of the Sheffield Street Trees Campaign; Anti-fracking campaigning; Delivered during Covid and beyond for Nether Edge food bank; and established a community vegetable garden during Covid. 

    - I helped the campaign to close Spearmint Rhino; Violence Against Women forum.

    - I worked with local groups and campaigns (Love Our Streets, Nether Edge & Sharrow Sustainable Transformation, Save Archer Lane) and casework (eg: housing, PIP, antisocial behaviour).

I have a track record of challenging the establishment and speaking truth to power.

The Team

I am fortunate to have a fast-growing enthusiastic and supportive team with diverse skills backing me. Please get in touch if you would like to help!

Photo credit: Chris Saunders, https://www.chrismsaunders.com/#/

Purpose of the crowdfunding

My aim is to be a member of Parliament for Sheffield Central Constituency and the funds raised will be used for election materials, eg: leaflets, posters, banners, etc. 

Any donations that are not spent by 4th July will be donated to nature projects in the local area.

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Contact details: Email: [email protected] X: @alisonclareteal FB: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61560882595750 (in progress)

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