As the Liberal Democrat candidate for Makerfield, John is proud to be standing for a party that is clear on its position on Brexit. A Liberal Democrat Government will revoke Article 50 on day one so we can start to focus on the other key issues of the day.
'Our NHS is top of his priority list. Our Doctors and Nurses deserve better treatment and those who support them do too. A Liberal Democrat Government will provide the resources required to rebuild the NHS into a service we can all be proud of once more. We must also recognise the valuable contribution made from those who come from elsewhere in the EU and overseas to work in the NHS. Education comes next, but not just schools and colleges; learning has to be a lifelong experience, a Liberal Democrat Government will recruit 20,000 more teachers and provide adults with a training pot they can draw on during their working life as they need to acquire new skills. Our local infrastructure is lacking investment. We need to improve our roads and encourage better use of public transport. A standard ticketing system for Greater Manchester will be a start, but we also need better links to areas of employment. John does not drive so depends on public transport to get about. He has direct experience of the frustrations users face on a daily basis. For example, he seeks to extend and improve rail and bus services in the Makerfield Constituency. John is a strong supporter of HS2 to its’ full extent but also wants a rapid start on HS3 linking Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, Hull and Newcastle. A Liberal Democrat government will provide additional start up support for new businesses and will scrape the current business rates system to encourage and revitalise our town centres. Stopping Brexit will lead to a £50 billion improvement in our economy, which can be used to rebuild services and invest in our future' John says.
John returned to his roots in the North West some six years ago, choosing to live in Hindley in his constituency to be near his son and family. He served as a Councillor for over 12 years and a school governor for 30 years in Harrow where he lived before returning to the North West. If elected he promises that electors will get a regular report back on what he is doing at Westminster.