As part of our 2017 General Election coverage, we have contacted each candidate standing in Northfield, Bromsgrove, Edgbaston and Selly Oak constituencies asking them to contribute to this election’s ’500 Words’ series.
Each candidate has been invited to describe themselves and their campaigns in their own words. Their submissions will be published without editing, in the order that they are received. Should they be longer than 500 words, they will be cropped.
Neil Lewis – Liberal Democrats – Bromsgrove
Two years ago I wasn’t involved in politics.
After the 2015 election, I joined the Liberal Democrats to change in the way we do politics here in Bromsgrove and across Britain.
I have committed to work to deliver
- £250m investment on our local NHSservices
- Real action to reduce congestion, speeding and air pollution
- £772 guaranteed ‘triple lock’ pension rises
- £30m for our schools and to protect our libraries from real term cuts
- New homes to be built on brownfield sites and disused properties first and protection of our green spaces
And of course, to ensure that Bromsgrove avoids a decade of lost growth as a result of Theresa May and Nigel Farage’s hard Brexit.
My background is as an business growth entrepreneur. I have learnt that to succeed, you need to be hard working, work alongside people in their communities and believe in the value of what you do. I offer my spirit of optimism for the future and my energy to the people of Bromsgrove.
Many of you have told me that you are uncomfortable with a Labour team led by Jeremy Corbyn and a Conservative party that sounds like Nigel Farage. I want to offer you a real world alternative to the old parties.
It’s your choice and it’s your future.
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