Candidate statement: Steve Parsons

The Green Party candidate for Finchley and Golders Green

Steve Parsons, Green Party candidate for Finchley and Golders Green
Steve Parsons, Green Party candidate for Finchley and Golders Green

I have lived in Finchley and Golders Green for 21 years. My three children were raised here and I feel extremely fortunate that they have grown up in a wonderfully diverse area with so many dynamic and socially responsible communities around.

Aside from my day job, I am a volunteer for a foodbank and am a primary school reading assistant in the local area. I became inspired to be more politically active as a member of the Green Party because of the impending crises that face us all. Inaction is no longer an option. We urgently need a change in the political landscape.

The Greens were the first party to fully understand the need to confront the climate challenges that lie ahead. We cannot afford to shy away from them. We appreciate the need to work positively, resetting the negativity projected by the main political parties. We have to work together constructively across the political spectrum to enact lasting, enlightened change, bringing the corporations and the public with us.

The Green Party is not simply a single issue grouping. We want to help establish a more equal, fairly taxed society. We want a fairly elected parliament that works toward consensus, not constant confrontation, a chamber that serves communities before corporations. We want to fully utilise the talent and expertise that exists in this country to ensure that coming generations enjoy lifestyles that more than match our own, while living within this planet’s means.

You can read an overview of the contest here and statements six of the other candidates as follows: Alex Deane – Conservative, Brendan Donnelly – Rejoin EU, Sarah Hoyle – Liberal Democrats, Katharine Murphy – Party of Women, Bepi Pezzulli – Reform UK and Sarah Sackman – Labour.

Barnet Post approached Independent candidate Michael Shad for a statement but we have not received one.

Note: Barnet Post approached all candidates for the borough’s seats and offered them the opportunity to make a 250-word statement. The purpose of these statements is to give voters the clearest possible understanding of the perspectives of people who are asking for their support. In doing this, we acknowledge that some views expressed my cause offence and distress and apologise if this is the case.

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