Michael Smith (Green)

Michael Smith has lived for the last seven and a half years in Fairlee and is a single father to his 7 year old son. Living in the local area for such a long time has meant he really understands the local issues we are facing, whether that’s further housing development on greenfield sites, road safety concerns or the recent proposal for a new fuel depot in Whippingham.

Michael willl be a champion for better walking and cycling routes, oppose building new houses on greenfield sites and push for greater road safety measures. As a resident reliant on bus services, whether that is the number 4, 5 or 39, he will push for an improved services as for many people this our only mode of transport besides cycling and walking.

Fairlee and Whippingham area is a lovely place to bring up young children including his young son who goes to one of the local primary schools. As a single parent Michael understands the struggles many families are experiencing, not just because of COVID-19, which has worsened the situation, but because there isn’t enough support for many families. This is why he will be supporting the idea to trialling Universal Basic Income here on the Island. This has worked across the world to help support many people by giving them more financial security.

Michael is an ambassador for the Wave 70/30 campaign which has given him a real insight into the varying experience young people have and has shown a new perspective about how we need to support young people at an earlier age. He has also undergone Citizens Advice first aid training, which will enable him to provide help within the community if it is needed. On Thursday 6th May please vote Michael Smith for Fairlee and Whippingham.

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