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Name: Jem Bailey
Candidate for: Beaconsfield
Information submitted by the candidate:
When it really matters it’s local that counts. That’s why Jem is proud to be the only candidate from one of the top 4 parties to actually live in the constituency full time.
He grew up in Burnham, being schooled locally before settling in Flackwell Heath with his wife Niki & their 3 children.
He is proud to be able to put his support behind local issues such as the closure of Wycombe hospital where one of his children was born (& their midwifes assisted with the birth of the other 2) & the opposition of a Tesco’s in Bourne end that would destroy a vibrant community.
‘The Green Party would endeavour to support local shops through planning policies ensuring basic shops are available within walking distance & restricting the power of supermarkets. We would look at preserving smaller local schools, libraries, hospitals & other health services such as the maternity unit at Wycombe hospital.
The NHS is a huge issue at the moment & we think that it is unfair that hospitals & health centres are treated like businesses rather than vital public services. We will oppose cuts, closures & privatisation within our NHS & protect the jobs of public sector workers’.
We would seek to reverse the trend towards an economy dependant on financial services, we think it is unfair that irresponsible bankers go on earning obscene salaries while 4 million UK children live in poverty & build towards a new & sustainable agricultural & manufacturing base to the economy.
Bringing Britain’s housing stock up to green standards would create much needed jobs for builders, plumbers, electrians & engineers. We are pressing for free insulation for ever home to create one million jobs in renewables & saving the average households over £150 per year in fuel bills.
Apart from child poverty we would look at bring British pensioners out of poverty by raising the state pension to £170 per week.
Overall a lack of political will is holding back projects which could transform Britain. We want to lead the way in creating jobs & tackling recession. We need training for the new jobs to meet the challenges we face from climate change & recession, The Green Party Works. Fair is worth fighting for.
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