General Election 2017 UPDATES
Green Party Election Broadcast
It's a bit of a laugh, but it does have some serious points regarding the state of politics.
A broken 'First Past the Post' system forces people worry that if their vote doesn't go to the least worst of two options, it will let in the worst.
People should be allowed to vote for who they believe in.
Our Candidate: Fay Whitfield
Fay's Election Leaflet - click on the PDF icon
What Fay fought for...
At this General Election, Fay is fighting for basic rights and services which have become more scarce under recent leadership. These include a functioning NHS for the public, school funding & free education, affordable public transport and democracy. These services and rights are sliding down a slippery slope, but Fay is fighting to change that.
The NHS in Worcestershire has been hit hard - we have observed a shortage of hospital beds, significantly increased waiting times and casualties due to a lack of organisation, funding and overworked staff. This cannot continue. The Greens will take the profit motive out of healthcare and restore a public NHS that will last for generations to come. Also, with 1 in 4 of us experiencing a mental health issue each year, Fay will make mental health a much higher priority with resources to match this status.
Fay wholly believes that your economic status shouldn’t decide the opportunities available to you, so the Green Party are supporting Fay in calling for school funding across Mid-Worcestershire to be significantly increased, so each school’s finances are stabilised, so that they can concentrate on their primary goal of supporting and educating our children. Fay said, “by increasing public education spending, we can ensure that everyone receives a good education which equips them for life, regardless of their economic background.” Along with increasing spending, Fay wants to engage with teachers and educational professionals to ensure that they are treated fairly and that their voice is heard when it comes to changes in curriculum and policy.
Britain was the first country in the world to build a railway system, but it was also one of the first to close lines and stations and then privatise the trains. The Mid Worcestershire Green Party want to return public transport to the public and stop profits being put before passengers. Making walking and cycling easier will help to reduce pollution and improve people’s health, but alongside this Fay wants to increase bus regularity and review popular bus routes to service those who need it most.
“Our citizens need people that we can look up to, people who set a good example, people that we can trust to speak on our behalf. However, I don’t see this reflected in our current government and this is one of my main motivations for standing”, said Fay. She continued, “I am standing for equality, transparency, the environment and democracy. Politicians twist the facts to suit them, they spend our taxes on expenses they don’t need, and because of our first past the post system we don’t have a government which represents the people it stands for. We no longer have a true democracy.”