Help Give Manchester a Different Voice
It's time for Manchester Central to have an independent voice. I want to stand to restore faith in our broken democracy, to speak out for our freedoms and make a Manchester – and country- where everyone can get their fair share.
I've been backing grassroots campaigns to stop companies ruining our city by letting buildings stand empty when they should be used to benefit the community. I've been challenging the Manchester planning committee for more green space.
It's not long since the Manchester Central by-election. Since then the LibDems, Greens and Tories have all ditched their candidates but the Pirate Party and I have stood by the constituency.
For some politics is just theory- I'm about action. As Manchester Central MP I could do so much more.
I'm going to need your help though - we need to raise money to back the campaign, defending freedom, doesn't come free!
Please donate anything you can, and I'll do all I can:
Think Different? Give the chance to vote different.
To get the change this country needs we need to think different. And to vote for something different.I want the chance to put that different agenda across.
Just some of the issues I want to highlight for Manchester Central are:
End mass surveillance
Fair and open justice system – no secret courts
Protect the right to protest
Child poverty is at 44% in Manchester Central
£50 million from the “Devo Manc” deal to target child poverty
Targetted action, community organiser lead
Scrap University tuition fees
Education as a lifelong right
Let teachers teach, not administrate
NHS free at the point of delivery
Treat drug addication as a health issue, not a criminal one
No NHS in TTIP
End grip of “big pharma”, patients before profits
Community lead, not top down regeneration
Powers to challenge owners who leave buildings empty
Support reuse of heritage buildings
Affordable housing in every ward