Alison Eden says ‘Why not?’ a lot.
Why can’t we end the throwaway society? Why can’t we invest in schools? (Surely they should be palaces, not held together with Pritt Stick!) Why do people have to get sicker and sicker while waiting for hospital appointments?
Liberal Democrat policies are bold, practical and costed; they are needed right now.
Alison also often says ‘Where there’s a will there’s a way.’ That’s why after years working in medical communications she became a District Councillor and is now standing for parliament.
What do Liberal Democrats believe? Liberal Democrats celebrate what taxation does for communities. We will invest in the NHS by adding more funding (not just more managers!). We will provide social housing. We will give local councils the money they need to deliver services. We will redefine ‘value’ to mean not just the cost of running e.g. a bus service, but the social value public transport provides connecting communities.
There is all to play for. If the Liberal Democrats go from 20 to 320 MPs that will be a history-making result and a clear mandate to deliver our pledge to stop Brexit. In opposition, Alison will continue to support a second referendum on the deal.
Who is Alison?
1. Aged 18, she tried to unseat PM Margaret Thatcher through the power of leaflets. (she didn’t succeed …but the zeal remains….).
2. At Oxford University Alison was a contemporary of Boris Johnson (that’s where the comparison ends).
3. For over 30 years she has wrestled with words and meaning creating patient information.
4. Alison is past Vice-Chair of an NHS ethics committee.
5. Alison doesn’t drive - her determination to improve public transport is definitely personal!
6. Her weekly column published by the Mid Devon Advertiser is called ‘To the Point’.
7. Alison says 'I am lucky in my friends & colleagues whose skills and mighty brains constantly inspire me. I will be a tireless campaigner for constituents and will always put principle above popularity.