Candidate statement: Jane Gibson

The Social Democratic Party candidate for Hendon

Jane Gibson, the Social Democratic Party for Hendon
Jane Gibson, the Social Democratic Party for Hendon

I have lived in the Hendon constituency for over 28 years and I have brought up our two children here. As an active person in the community, I am a passionate advocate of justice for all and a concerned citizen of Barnet, I am interested in living in a fair and caring society with equal access for all.

I have acted as an advocate for many people needing help. Help with the legal system and accessing the NHS and public services. I have worked as a volunteer in the prison service, as a school governor and in the housing sector. I understand the problems that can get in the way of getting things done and I generally try and push through those obstacles.

The SDP wants to rebuild Britain by taking back control of our utilities, energy and water, and our railways – when public finances allow.

The SDP believes that most of the country’s difficulties have cultural roots – indifference, complacency and lack of confidence. The remedies are available but require courage and determination. We can build houses, invest in industry, procure nuclear power stations and defend our national borders – if we elect people who want to do so. Britain is our home – not a shop or a charity.

As a civilised people, we feel the need to belong somewhere. I urge you to entrust me with your vote and as a Social Democrat, I will strive to protect, cherish and restore our homeland to prosperity.

Statements from the other seven candidates: Gabrielle Bailey – Green Party, Clareine Enderby – Liberal Democrats, Ameet Jogia – Conservative, Imtiaz Palekar – Workers Party, Joshua Pearl – Reform UK, David Pinto-Dushchinsky – Labour, Ben Rend – Rejoin EU

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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