17 May 2017
Gareth says: “I moved to Manchester back in 2001. I’d fallen in love with this area while visiting student friends and resolved to move here when I could. In 2006 I moved with my now wife to the Reddish area, and have stayed in the Denton and Reddish constituency ever since. I know the area, I buy from local shops where possible, I have hired local facilities and tried to support where I can.
This election is about the future, they always are. What kind of future we want for the generation that will follow us. What kind of world do we want to leave them.
I have tried to stand up for what I believe is the right path for a better future. I marched in Stop The War, supported rallies to Save Reddish Vale and am aware of the Danebank Green Spaces campaign amongst others issues that are significant to the constituents in this area.
One of the biggest things that will shape the future is how we approach Climate Change and the Environment. This planet supports all life, and fairly rapidly now we are destroying it. Fracking is driving chemicals deep into the surface, with very little known about the long term effects this will have on the ground above. The government have removed cover for Green policies, and focussed once more on fossil fuels controlled by the big corporation. These among other problems combine to damage the world, and without the environment being safe and clean and healthy humanity will not survive.
More than this, we cannot allow the level of deception and self interest to continue in our government. Self interest helps only the individual and only in the short term, this election must be about more than that. It must be an election for a better future.”