We are providing all 39 parliamentary candidates across Cheshire the opportunity to tell our readers what their priorities are, and to tell us a little more about themselves.
We’ve asked the same five questions of each candidate, for the simplest comparison, and we have invited candidates to supply social media and website links if they choose to.
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1. What is the main reason you’ve decided to stand in this election?
I’m a police officer who has spent years on the front line, catching criminals and trying to keep the community safe.
The force has come under a lot of pressure over recent years and I wanted to improve conditions for front line officers. This is what has driven me to politics.
On top of that as a father to two daughters, I want to see better facilities in our classrooms and improved support for our local NHS.
2. Which local priorities would you take forward as our MP?
Getting more bobbies onto the front line in Runcorn, Frodsham, Helsby and Northwich. Improving funding for local schools.
Trying to get better facilities for staff and patients at Victoria Infirmary and Halton General. Improving transport access to Northwich and improving our environment.
3. Which national priorities would you take forward as our MP?
The local and the national are closely linked. The increase in front line officers that I want to see locally comes from a national drive.
The better support for local schools comes from changing the national funding formula so that it works for our area.
But all of this starts with getting Brexit over the line. For the last three years parliament has been paralysed while MPs have argued endlessly about Brexit.
I voted to leave, this constituency voted to leave and the country as a whole voted to leave. It’s time to get it done.
4. What is it about your party and/or its manifesto that makes you proud to represent your party? Are there any manifesto pledges or commitments you’d like to see changed?
I’m proud of the green agenda put forward by the Conservative Party in its manifesto and its record in government so far.
When you look at the number of trees we will plant, the resurrection of the Northern Forest etc.
Even locally we have carbon capture facilities being built in Northwich, Glass Futures based in St Helens, the Hydrogen Hub looking for alternatives to carbon-based fuels, Hydrogen trains being built in Widnes and the British Geological Survey studying what is happening beneath the ground and using that information to help us decarbonise.
On top of this, think of what we’ve done with coastal protection zones, ivory ban, trophy hunting ban and pulp farming ban to protect wildlife nationally and internationally.
It’s really quite an exciting agenda.
5. Please tell us a little about yourself.
(ie: your background, your experience, your hobbies, your non-political interests)
I love spending time with my family, going for walks with them and reading to my girls.
Further links (as supplied by the candidate)
Facebook – fb.com/adam4weavervale
Twitter – @adamdwordsworth