I have lived in Stockport for more than forty years. Currently, I live with my partner in Cheadle Hulme; my daughters live in nearby Cheadle. We are all members of the Green Party. I am now retired, but I started my career as a teacher and then became an Education Adviser in Manchester. I have been active in politics since my teens and am a long term member of Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace.
I believe that there are many ways in which we could improve the lives of ordinary people living in Stockport. Here are three priorities:
Improve Air Quality in Stockport. The proximity of motorways, ‘A’ roads and the airport impact negatively on Stockport’s air quality. A more integrated public transport system, increasing use of low emission vehicles and the development of proper cycle and pedestrian routes would benefit the health of all Stockport residents.
Protect Stockport’s Green Spaces. Stockport has many green spaces, some of which are being eroded. We must protect our parks and greenbelt land to ensure that the whole of Stockport does not become one big urban sprawl.
Make Stockport Energy Efficient. Energy-efficient homes would ensure that no-one suffers because they cannot afford to heat their homes properly. Developing the use of renewable energy would reduce energy costs, improve air quality and combat climate change.