Joshua is an outspoken campaigner for social justice, who wants to see considerably more affordable housing in the Maidenhead constituency, particularly social housing. Joshua would also like to see a much bigger emphasis placed on supporting people with mental health issues as part of a wider investment in the NHS.
Joshua says, “Suicide is the biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK. The sooner we get help to those who need it, the better, but waiting times for young people trying to access mental health support are appalling with some waiting years.”
The ex-pupil of Furze Platt Senior School, one of Maidenhead’s six excellent comprehensives, believes strongly that the best way to encourage social mobility is through a serious investment in our education system — from early years all the way through to KS4 — and providing equal opportunities for all. He will fight to ensure all our schools have the funding they need.
As a borough councillor, Joshua voted to declare a climate emergency. He believes that this declaration must be backed up with real action, and that means a fundamental change in the way we approach everything — from planning and infrastructure to procurement to tree planting.
Joshua will fight to protect the Maidenhead constituency’s green lungs, and oppose unsuitable developments in the Green Belt, particularly where they threaten to join up our unique villages into one giant metropolis.