Candidate statement: David Farbey

The Green Party candidate for Chipping Barnet

David Farbey, Green Party candidate for Chipping Barnet
David Farbey, Green Party candidate for Chipping Barnet

I grew up in nearby New Southgate and have lived in Whetstone in the Chipping Barnet constituency for over 20 years, so I know the area very well. I have been involved in various local campaigns and am active in communal and voluntary organisations, including as a school governor.

I have been active in the Green Party at the local and regional level for over eight years. As volunteer regional treasurer of the London Green Party as well as in my professional career, I have experience of financial matters and understand the vital importance of good management and transparent governance – qualities that seem sadly lacking in the current government.

Every day we see on the news how devastating climate change is already and look on in despair as the major parties offer only superficial responses. In contrast, the Green Party knows that we need urgent, significant action from government right now. We need to end our reliance on fossil fuels by investing in renewables, which are now the cheapest source of energy. We need a major programme of home insulation, which would create jobs as well as cutting bills.

The Green Party also stands for improving our democracy by making sure every vote counts and every voice is heard because we believe you cannot achieve climate justice without achieving social justice as well. We need to make sure the richest individuals and the wealthiest corporations pay their fair share of tax, on an international as well as a national scale.

Here is an overview of the contest and statements from five other candidates: Mark Durrant – Liberal Democrats, Hamish Haddow – Reform UK, Richard Hewison – Rejoin EU, Dan Tomlinson – Labour and Theresa Villiers – Conservative.

Barnet Post approached Independent Kay Lauer for a statement but did not received a response.

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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