Pledge to Newport East

British politics has descended into a cesspit of bribery and corruption. Government for the rich has to stop. Tax law for the rich has to stop. Subsidies for the rich has to stop. Change is in the air and with an Independent candidate in place Newport will be part of it.

This Conservative government has plunged our country into a fiscal mess. Labour have never done any better. Both political parties would rather fund wars and the weapons manufacturers than attend to the ever-more urgent needs of our communities. 7.2 million people in the UK are food insecure. Our young people watch in sadness as their prospects diminish, their health and education sold out to privatization where profit is more important than people.

I am standing as your Independent candidate for Newport East. I am a strong, seasoned politician and a refreshing alternative to genocide-supporting labour. Three main areas urgently need support. They are our communities, our families and for the futures of our young people.

For Communities

•⁠ ⁠⁠Fair taxation – plug the tax loopholes, fund the NHS properly and stop any further privatisation. Making profit out of illness and misery has to be stopped.

•⁠ ⁠⁠Migration – Asylum seekers mostly come from countries the UK has bombed and destroyed. The criminalisation of desperate people must be stopped.

•⁠ ⁠Uphold International Law: End the support of genocide against Palestinians. UK must stop funding and arming Israel and other nations breaking International law.

•⁠ ⁠Homelessness – Every party has failed for years here because they don’t care. We can eradicate homelessness. It is only a question of political will.

For Families

•⁠ ⁠⁠Invest in our young people – Free education for quality lifelong learning.

•⁠ ⁠Homes – Support low-income home seekers with state-funded, cooperative and social housing. 50% of new build should be social housing.

•⁠ ⁠Universal Basic Income – AI will create a fundamental shift in work patterns. Everyone needs a steady income to survive. Newport must be better prepared for the future.

For Futures

•⁠ ⁠Climate change is real, so let’s stop giving £60bn of your taxes to fossil fuel companies. We need free transport and healthcare to put people and the planet first.

•⁠ ⁠⁠Quit the Wars – NATO costs UK £63bn yearly, more than 20 times Wales’ education budget of £3bn. Let’s invest in world class infrastructure, not war.

•⁠ ⁠⁠Trade jobs, not arms manufacture, for a safer world. UK must lead in clean energy, farming, and research industries. Investment in our futures can begin here in Newport.