Candidate statement: Richard Hewison

The Rejoin UK candidate for Chipping Barnet

Richard Hewison, Rejoin EU candidate for Chipping Barnet
Richard Hewison, Rejoin EU candidate for Chipping Barnet

Having lived in Barnet for almost a quarter of a century now, I am disappointed to find the only way I can vote for anyone in this election is to stand myself.

None of the big parties want to talk about the elephant in the room : BREXIT!

The Labour Party tell us they can “make Brexit work” – they can’t and it won’t.

The Conservative Party continue to gaslight us with false economic good news reminiscent of the “you’ve never had it so good” era.

Let’s have some truth:

Brexit is the engine behind the cost of living crisis;

Brexit is the reason our environmental standards now allow effluent in our rivers and beaches;

Brexit is the reason any travel abroad is becoming more and more difficult and miserable.

Our young people have had the educational opportunities Erasmus offered taken away from them, whilst our older generation have had their idyllic retirement plans in Spain, Italy and Greece destroyed.

The biggest problems we face as a community are global in nature: the environmental crisis we face cannot be solved by building walls around our island – we need to collaborate with our European neighbours if we are all to have any effect on this emergency.

If elected, I will ensure that at least one voice in our parliament will be holding our Brexit-loving prime minister to account as the chaos continues to unfold.

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