“Over the last four years, after becoming a Father and supporting my Mothers decline with Alzheimers, my experiences have defined some of my views and you can see that with a bit of spirit and courage; you can affect positive change. Crucially though, you’ve got to be prepared to duke it out with authority and challenge processes and existing thoughts. I’ve looked at this before but family commitments prohibited it.
“On reappraisal and after some further cajoling from friends, there needs to be someone prepared to stand up and be counted. Standing shoulder to shoulder with fellow residents as opposed to one that will simply toe the party line.
“I believe in working with people, not for people. So if decisions are going to have a negative impact on our well being, locally or on a wider Island scale. You’ll find me rolling my sleeves up for a bit of political fisticuffs. I’ve served my Country with pride and I’m keen to do the same for my Community. I’ve been in Binstead since 1974, I live here, I love here and you fight for what you love.
“Conflicts by their very nature are dynamic and unpredictable, but they should be met with enthusiasm and a bold approach to get things resolved. Time after time we’ve witnessed councillors ‘play the game’ and sit back accepting ‘that’s the way it is’. It’s resigning to failure and as a result, a failure of duty.
“It’s time the baton went back into the hands of our Community, with Binstead and Fishbourne represented by someone not aligned to a party, association or group. One that won’t accept lacklustre decisions, implemented by those with an agenda that often fails the very communities they should benefit.
“It is possible and it’s where an eager and vivacious individual can drive community issues that are of importance to residents. I believe we need someone local, vocal who is not afraid to get their hands dirty, challenging those that have let us down over the last four years. For me it’s about people and a parish not a party or its politics. Regardless of your political thoughts, working together is the key to getting things done for the betterment and benefit of everyone. enjoy the next few weeks as its going to be a blast”.
Who Dores Wins!