Candidate statement: Hamish Haddow

The Reform UK candidate for Chipping Barnet

Hamish Haddow, Reform UK candidate for Chipping Barnet
Hamish Haddow, Reform UK candidate for Chipping Barnet

I am a family man living in Hertfordshire, near to Chipping Barnet, who has worked in IT management for thirty years.

I am sick and tired of the state that this country is in, from our taxes being syphoned off to the legalising of illegal immigrants, abandoning our loyal war vets and pensioners to the cost of living crisis, and knife and violent crime out of control in London.

I have a deep commitment to ensuring the safety and enhancing the quality of life of all residents to bring immediate and impactful change to the area.

Tackling Local Crime: A Community-Centric Approach: my plan focuses on an increased police presence and community engagement, ensuring that residents feel safe and secure. I will reopen local police stations, introduce police stalls in shopping centres and increase visible policing on the streets.

Addressing Local Infrastructure Issues: my practical solutions are urgent road repairs, no new cycle or bus lanes, fines for cyclists not using cycle lanes.

Ensuring Safety for the Jewish Community: as a parent of Jewish children, I am deeply concerned about recent hate marches and dedicated to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of Jewish residents in Barnet with zero tolerance for hate marches and enhanced protection for synagogues and Jewish schools.

My campaign is built on the foundation of creating a safer, more inclusive community where every resident can thrive. By addressing local crime, improving infrastructure and standing firmly against hate, I aim to make Barnet a better place for all.

Here is an overview of the contest and statements from five other candidates: Mark Durrant – Liberal Democrats, David Farbey – Green Party, 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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