Candidate statement: Joshua Pearl

The Reform UK candidate for Hendon

Poster for Joshua Pearl, the Reform UK candidate for Hendon

As a lifelong resident of Hendon, I am standing for Reform UK to champion traditional values that strengthen our community. I believe in low immigration, low taxes, and an NHS free at the point of entry, run efficiently for all.

I support low immigration as a solution to the housing crisis and other issues, recognizing that demand is a crucial factor in the supply and demand equation. Reducing immigration will decrease pressure on housing, making homes more affordable and alleviating strain on public services.

I support raising the income tax minimum threshold to £20,000 and believe quantitative easing should be abolished, as it erodes our purchasing power by expanding the monetary supply. I also advocate for scrapping net-zero targets, which make us poorer without substantially helping the environment. Additionally, I oppose the construction of ugly tower blocks in our area.

As a trainee solicitor, I have firsthand experience of the damaging effects of delays in the court system, land registry, and probate registry, and I pledge to press the government to fix these critical systems.

As an Orthodox Jew, I have fostered positive relations with many Muslims through interfaith talks at Speakers’ Corner. This commitment to dialogue and understanding can help build a more cohesive and respectful community.

My commitment is to ensure our community thrives with reduced bureaucracy and improved public services. Let’s work together for a prosperous and harmonious future. A vote for me is a vote to give Hendon a traditionalist voice in Parliament.

Statements from the other seven candidates: Gabrielle Bailey – Green Party, Clareine Enderby – Liberal Democrats, Jane Gibson – Social Democratic Party, Ameet Jogia – Conservative, Imtiaz Palekar – Workers Party, 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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