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2014 Elections

Published on May 5th, 2014 | by Steph Clarke

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Elections 2014 Meet the candidates: Lee Harris

This week we emailed all  candidates standing at local elections on 22nd May inviting them to ‘have their say’ in a questionnaire. There are 3 candidates standing in Wednesfield South and 4 in Wednesfield North and we will publish any responses in the order we receive them.

Whilst WV11 does not back any political party, we are keen to see local politicians engaging with the community online as well as offline.

The second candidate to respond was Wednesfield North Green candidate Lee Harris, here are his responses to our questionnaire…

 

Name: Lee Harris

Party: Green Party

Ward: Wednesfield North

Occupation: Teacher

What made you decide to stand for election?

To offer a genuinely progressive and people-orientated choice

What do you believe are the key issues to be dealt with in your ward?

Protection of public services
Quality of education
Job creation and regeneration
Sustainability
Quality of public transport

How do you feel you will be able to make a difference to your constituents?

By providing a voice for the common good and ensuring that the terms of local political debate are much wider and more people orientated.

What local initiatives have you personally been involved in, in the ward you are standing for in the last 12 months?

My main vocation at the moment is teaching. Teaching tomorrow’s leaders is crucial for a fair, sustainable future for us all

If you are elected how do you plan to keep your constituents informed of what you are doing to represent them and how will they get in touch with you when they need you?

Via a range of social media and local meetings.

Anything else you would like to add?

I grew up in Wednesfield North and still live in Wolverhampton. I was educated there and spent a large part of my life volunteering in the local Scout movement. My family and many of my friends live there and I still do much of my socialising in the area.

There are already more than enough Labour and Conservative Councillors in Wolverhampton and people feel let down – it’s time for a change. By voting Green you will be making a positive, democratic statement that the major parties are ill equipped to genuinely represent ordinary people and the common good.

Many people are dissatisfied with politics but there is genuine choice in Wednesfield North.

Get out and vote!

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I have nearly always lived in Wednesfield, I moved away briefly but missed the sense of community and so swiftly moved back! I honestly believe Wednesfield has more to offer than the residents often give it credit for and wanted to do something to redress the balance of negativity around where we live. Working for a media company using the internet and social media as a marketing tool I had the skills and passion to help set up WV11.co.uk so did!



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