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
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
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!