Hi, I'm Marion and I'm standing to be the new MP for Wellingborough. I feel passionately about our community and I want to make sure we have the best voice in Parliament to get the needs of all our residents heard. To do this I'm going to need your help.
Who I Am
Brought up in Kettering, I live in Wellingborough with my wife Karon. A trainer and consultant working in Housing, Social Care and Community Development, I specialise in helping disabled people and supporting communities to take the lead.
I have been dismayed by the impacts of cuts on our essential services and, since 2018, I have been leading Castle Fields Streetwatch volunteers in Wellingboroug to transform our community. We go out twice a week, keeping an eye in our community and trying to make it feel cleaner and safer. In this time we have cleared nearly 20 tons of rubbish (over 1,300 bags) from our streets and alleyways. The local Police were so impressed they put us forward for a National Police award, and 'we only went and won it!!', to our great surprise.
The Challenges We Face
I stood for Parliament in 2015 and with your support was able to achieve the highest Green vote in Wellingborough so far. Since then the challenges facing many people and families in our community have worsened and the calls for us to listen to our Planet and truly tackle the Climate Emergency have become deafening.
Standing for Parliament can be daunting but given the Climate Emergency, the chaos with Brexit and the appalling pressures on the many vulnerable people in our community, I believe its really important that good hearted people stand up and be counted.
I have been doing lots of work over the years to help out in our community, both paid and unpaid, and I would be honoured to have the opportunity to support us all to work together to help meet both our most basic needs, of having food on the table and a roof over our head, as well as helping every person and business to thrive with a long term sustainable future.
Seeking Your Help
But standing for Parliament isn't easy, and I am going to need lots of support, so I am wondering would you be able to help? There are a number of ways you could do this if you wish.....
Firstly, In order to stand I need to pay a deposit of £500 to the Council, and I will need at least one leaflet which will be delivered to all households in the constituency, this will cost at least £600, so thats a minimum of £1,100 to stand.
Secondly, I am looking for help with campaigning. Mainly this will take the form of helping do things like surveying and listening to people in the many communities of Wellingborough and Rushden, doing door knocking or just being with me when I am doing this - so I am not on my own.
Also I hope to do some helpful practical things in our communities, like litter picks or 'grot spot' clearing. This shows we in the Green Party are not afraid to get our hands dirty and really help. This also has the added bonus that even if I am are not successful at least some of the areas of our community will look better after our campaign.
Thirdly, I am looking for help with my social media campaign. Responding to information requests and promoting our work can be overwhelming. Keeping the campaign on the many Social Media platforms running would be a great help.
Any help, no matter how small, would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you once again for taking the time
Green Party Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for
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