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Louise Jewkes, Green Party – Eddisbury – GE19 candidate

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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.

In this article, we speak to Louise Jewkes, standing for the Green Party in Eddisbury.

 



 

1. What is the main reason you’ve decided to stand in this election?

I am standing for the Green Party because I am a passionate Remainer who would like to have a planet to remain on.

I believe that there is only one thing we should be worrying about and it isn’t Brexit – it is the environment.  It is no longer Climate Change but a Climate Emergency!” I want society to be fairer. 

The problem for this Government is that the poor are not poor enough and the rich are not rich enough. Why are the poor being made to bear the brunt of austerity?

The gulf between the rich and poor is growing bigger.

I would like everyone to have a chance to improve their standard of living regardless of their class, age, gender, race or sexuality.

I would like to help reduce the need for food banks. I cannot believe that people fear starving in Britain 2019.

I am tired of the disabled being used as scapegoats in society when they weren’t to blame of the banking crisis.

 

2. Which local priorities would you take forward as our MP?

Education – I am proud that the Green Party would give an extra £4bn per year to fairer funding. Pupils in Eddisbury have been hit hard by current funding.

My dyslexic son receives no specialist help so it is a subject close to my heart.

 

3. Which national priorities would you take forward as our MP?

As I have said would be the Climate but, first we need to solve Brexit? – “We need a People’s Vote to break the Brexit deadlock – democracy didn’t end after the 2016 referendum.

A Green vote in this General Election is an opportunity to choose remaining in the EU, while fighting to transform it.  It’s an opportunity to choose Project Hope over Project Fear.”

I fear that the poor people who voted for Brexit, in the hope it would end austerity, will actually be the hardest hit if we do leave the EU.

Once Brexit is resolved we can then move onto the Climate Emergency!

 

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 am so very proud to be standing for the Green Party because I love their values and believe we have a lot to offer the people for whom life is currently very difficult.

When I read our manifesto, I felt that I could have written it myself as it speaks of my core beliefs, so no there isn’t anything about our policies I would like to see changed.

 

5. Please tell us a little about yourself.

(ie: your background, your experience, your hobbies, your non-political interests)

I am a mother-of-four children. I currently work as a trauma informed counsellor so I am very interested in mental health.

I used to be a qualified nurse so have experience life working in the NHS.

I have just gone back to the University of Chester to study for a Master’s degree in Art Therapy.

I am happily married to a local artist called David Jewkes.

My hobbies are cooking and inventing plant-based recipes! I love gardening and trying to grow my own food. I also love going to the cinema and theatre.

 

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