Loz Kaye of the Pirate Party appeals to voters to overcome understandable cynicism and go for the opportunities on their own doorsteps.
Creeping privatisation means every aspect of our society is being divided up and parcelled out. It can be impossible to find out who is responsible for the most basic aspects of our environment, public space and services, let alone get anyone to do anything. Developers reshape our cities, rename our districts and yet are unwilling to preserve our common heritage, or, based on what many in Manchester have been telling me, even do basic repairs. It is a society easy to feel powerless in.