Heritage: African Carbbean
Local Green Party: Bristol Green Party
Nominators: Alex Dunn and Ben Appleby (both from Bristol Green Party)
This was my statement for the 2015 elections and my views remain the same:
I was born in this country but like many people of my era, my parents arrived from the Caribbean in the 1960’s at a time when skilled labourers were being drafted in. My work previously as a Social Worker and currently as a counsellor equips me with insight and a passion for freedom, fairness and the belief that people can affect change.People have the right to a good, access free education and the opportunity to find a decent job that pays a living wage. People have a right to expect good public services and quality healthcare. People have a right to drink clean water and breathe clean air.
I am a strong believer in equality and fairness. I grew up in an era of prejudice and discrimination, and sometimes I feel that change has been difficult to measure. I live in the city I love, but it’s also a city where evidence of inequality is everywhere. For years, under Labour and Tory-Lib Dem governments, that inequality seemed to get worse and worse.
I believe in a positive vision of the future. Not only is the Green Party opposed to the cuts that are devastating families and communities, it is making real tangible moves to develop a party that is genuinely for all. Therefore, I stood as a (Paper candidate with just under 4,000 votes for Bristol East
The voices for change in UK politics are getting louder every day.
I would like the committee to vote for me as I have commitment and passion and would be an asset to the committee. Bristol should be represented in some way.