Eldene has been my home for the last 23 years, the area along with Liden and Park South have evolved to become pleasant areas in which to live but there is so much more potential to be realised with many areas underutilised. We must make this area special and give our young people something to be proud of.
Swindon is growing rapidly, sometimes awkwardly, decisions made in cabinet haven't at times worked. More openness and transparency is required with more open debate in council, a more inclusive method of working where decisions are made in council rather than cabinet, we’ve seen nationally how government by cabinet has broken down. We must heed those lessons and apply them locally to enable the town and its people to grow together. If elected my aim would be to lessen the polarisation, bring people together, work for each other rather than against each other.