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Chris Watts says this about his reasons for standing as a Labour Parliamentary candidate in Devizes constituency
"I am 48 and married with 3 children. I have dedicated much of my time since 2010 campaigning for a living wage and against zero hour contracts. I believe that achieving these goals are the bedrock to a fair and equitable society. I believe that fair wages and... proper employment contracts would lift millions of hard working people out of poverty, boosting productivity and promoting health and well being, especially in the family unit. This in turn would reduce the burden on our care and social services whilst generating additional revenues to close the financial deficit, fuelling re-investment in the NHS, education, apprenticeships and services that are the measure of a civilised society in the 21st century. I believe that we can build a society that leaves no-one behind and does not seek to scapegoat others or divide communities when times are hard. I believe that we can do better."
My name is David Wearn.
I am a retired power company manager. I am married with 2 grown up children.
Originally from the North East of England, I have lived in the Devizes area for 24 years. I was formerly a member of Cheverell Magna Parish Council, and served as Chairman for several years. I am currently actively involved in two local charities.
I believe that the formation of the Unitary Council and the abolition of Kennet District has proved to be a retrograde step, separating the Executive from the concerns of local residents. I also believe the current Conservative controlled Council has signally failed in its duty to try to protect Wiltshire from Government imposed austerity. Cabinet members have carried out drastic cuts to local services while happily accepting massive rises in their own personal allowances.
If elected I will strive to represent the true interests of the people of Bromham, Rowde and Potterne in the belief that local authorities should have a mind of their own, and not just carry out the wishes of Central Government, of whatever political persuasion.
We must ensure that we have enough houses of all types to
supply the needs of our population, whilst at the same time
protecting our environment.
We must develop and support
public transport, so that rural communities, such as ours, do not become isolated, and without the ability to access schools and workplaces.
Community ventures of all sorts, both for the young and old, need to be supported and developed as much as possible, in order to maintain the health of our communities (both mental and physical).