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?
This is a really important time for our country, we need to break the deadlock and move this country on.
I am really proud to be someone who is standing who is ready to vote through Brexit so we can focus on the priorities people have like the NHS, schools and the police.
2. Which local priorities would you take forward as our MP?
I have a taken what people have told me on the door step and at charities and groups I visit, I have listened to them, and come up with 6 priorities, some local some national.
For example, opposing unwanted housing developments especially as we don’t get extra infrastructure and public services and supporting Crewe town centre with up to £25 million of investment.
People have been promised regeneration in Crewe again and again but I will try my best to finally get it over the line.
We also need to level up school funding in Crewe & Nantwich to levels seen in other parts of the country.
We have made a start by delivering £5000 per pupil for secondary. But more need to be done.
Working in the NHS I know what pressure is under.
I was really pleased to see Leighton A&E got £1.8 million extra to expand the A&E but I think it needs an even bigger expansion in the long term. So I want extra funding for Leighton.
3. Which national priorities would you take forward as our MP?
I spent four years as a special constable and my dad was a police officer, as my sister is now.
I have seen first hand that we need to get much tougher with hardened criminals and the most violent offenders.
Nationally I want to see the law changed to keep people locked up for longer. A small number of hardened criminals are responsible for a lot of crime and they just see prison as a job risk.
And we need to fix the social care issue and do more to support NHS front line staff we can keep more of them working in the NHS and recruit more.
I have already said I want to see local investment at Leighton but making the working lives of doctors and nurses and other staff better is something we need to tackle nationally as well.
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?
Are there any manifesto pledges or commitments you’d like to see changed?
After all the delay and confusion and fighting between MPs I am really proud the Conservatives have all now pulled together as one to make sure with the support of the British people that we can deliver Brexit.
But one of the main reasons we want to do this is because we want to focus on the things I got into politics to focus on.
Investing in and improving our public services like the NHS and schools, getting 20,000 extra police officers onto the streets.
This is what people want us to focus on and that is exactly what we are going to do.
I am very glad we will be making violent and other serious offenders criminals serve two thirds of their sentences, but personally I think people should serve the full sentence they are given.
So I will keep pushing on that.
5. Please tell us a little about yourself.
(ie: your background, your experience, your hobbies, your non-political interests)
I live in Crewe, just off Gresty Road. I play for Crewe & Nantwich Rugby Club. I really enjoy sports. There is nothing better to take your mind of politics than a rugby game!
I volunteer with Crewe Clean Team and Nantwich Litter Group and at Crewe lifestyle Centre. I like being part of this community.
We saw with the Beechmere fire how much people all pull together when they need to.
I am a doctor and obviously becoming an MP would be a big change.
But for a while now I have also worked on national projects to improve the whole of the NHS so I have experience of getting things done at a national and local level.
We need people with front line experience who have lived in the real world.