This is Peter’s third candidature for Congleton constituency as the Liberal Democrat candidate. He combines a detailed knowledge of the area where he has lived for 27 years with a passionate interest in furthering the values, principles and beliefs of the Liberal Democrats.
He is especially devoted to improving the educational, health and local quality of life of all the inhabitants of his constituency.
He loves the Cheshire countryside and wants to maintain and enhance it as your next Member of Parliament.
He realises that he lives in a relatively prosperous part of the country with excellent public services, a hard working local council, a vibrant voluntary sector and an innovative business community.
He also believes that all too often mistakes are made that are not full learnt from especially in the public sector.
Too often, there is a lack of transparency, accountability and clarity about what is going on.
Too often, key public figures take major decisions that would have benefitted from closer scrutiny and transparency.
These lead to a loss of public money, trust and good will that is essential for a good working relationship between those in authority and the electorate.
Our MP while working hard in her constituency too often does not appreciate the complexity of the issues in which she is involved.
As a result, she sides with what seems at the time to be the most popular side in the many controversies within the area.
Leadership requires a clear distinction to be made between what is popular and what is right within the local context and on a long time scale.
Peter believes that an MP should offer an independent view on issues based on experience and knowledge while respecting those who voted for him.
He will endeavor to fulfil this role if elected.