2019 GENERAL ELECTION: STANDING FOR THE SILENT MAJORITY IN BATLEY AND SPEN
Batley and Spen has been badly neglected over the last 40+ years. The existing MP votes with their party and have allowed our area to be starved of their rightful share of investment and resources. We have seen our area changed beyond recognition.
Someone has to make a stand and fight for the hardworking law-abiding people who for too long have being ignored and sneered at. We need to fight rising crime, secure a much fairer financial settlement for our towns, and hold to account those officials and politicians failing local people.
I am a local independent candidate standing in the 2019 General Election:
I was brought up on Manor Way in Staincliffe, then Liversedge and had an upbringing which instilled in me how all people should be treated with respect, be they royalty or like me, a kid from a council estate. I played Rugby League for Batley Bulldogs, Shaws and Batley Boys and worked for PPG (Kalon) before running various businesses all based in Batley and Spen.
Our family didn’t have a lot, but we lived in a community where everyone helped and watched out for each another. Batley and Spen folk had respect for ourselves, our elders, neighbours, respect for the law, our surroundings and an understanding that life owed us nothing. I passionately believe that your circumstances do not define you, that it’s hard work that brings opportunity and success.
I’ve never had any ambition to be a politician and I can guarantee you I won’t act like one. I’m not standing through vanity, I’m standing because I have to. My family has the same everyday challenges and frustrations as everyone - and I simply want to speak for those people.
For too long the existing MP in Batley and Spen has been voted in via public apathy. Local people want real change, they don’t want more empty promises or politically correct initiatives. They want action and we will not stop in our efforts until that change has been brought about, but this can only happen if people register to vote and get to their polling stations on 12th December and place their cross for me.
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Finally I would like to say THANK YOU for the many messages of support I have received since I announced I was standing. Every message and every contribution is greatly appreciated!
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