Patrick is a secondary school teacher, and has either lived or worked in the constituency of Hall Green since moving from London 15 years ago. He has strong links with the local community and has volunteered on several projects in order to give back to the area that has welcomed him in. Patrick is a committed cyclist, sometime runner and allotment holder.
“Hall Green is a fantastic place to live, with some beautiful green spaces, diverse and thriving communities as well as successful trades and businesses.
At the same time real problems exist in some areas which have been left to fend for themselves, and borne the brunt of government neglect and inaction. Our public services, which employ so many in this area, have been squeezed dry, and the effects are clear to see. Social care services are under intense strain, and many other essential services have been slashed.
This area deserves better. If elected for Hall Green I would strive to use my real life experience to provide real opposition, and create real change.
My priorities would be firstly, to make sure that those areas left behind get the support they need in terms of investment. In particular I’d work to address the twin crises of insecure housing and homelessness. The real-life deprivation that exists side-by-side with affluence isn’t acceptable in the 21st century. I’d also push for an improved local, public transport system. Giving people a realistic choice to leave cars behind by improving bus services would unleash the potential of an area held back by traffic-choked roads. I’d also highlight and take action on the serious and on-going funding crisis in our local schools. We can’t expect our young people to succeed if we don’t give them the resources they need.”
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