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David Lindsay for Parliament

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I am a freelance journalist and a political activist based in Lanchester, County Durham. I am not a member of any political party. For five main reasons, I intend to contest this parliamentary seat of North West Durham at the next General Election.

First, I understand the political pluralism of this constituency, and the needs of the local communities. I would seek to work with a Labour, a Conservative, a Liberal Democrat and an Independent representative in each of the County Wards, ideally including someone in each of the former District Wards, to communicate the concerns of local people to me, and then to work with them and with me in order to address those concerns. My Campaign Patrons are Councillor Alex Watson OBE of Consett North, who previously served for many years as the Executive Leader of Derwentside District Council, and Davey Ayre, a legendary local trade union leader over many decades.

Secondly, in the hung Parliament that is by far the most likely outcome of the next General Election, the price of my support for any Government would be the necessary support for a number of projects in each of the former District Wards equal to the former number of District Councillors, together with justice for the 472 Teaching Assistants whom Durham County Council has deprived of 23 per cent of their incomes.

And thirdly, drawing on a very wide range of political traditions, my Westminster office would be a national and international centre for the formulation, articulation and implementation of the alternative to the neoliberal economic policy that had already given us the Carillion crisis, and to the neoconservative foreign policy that had already given us the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya. This would include the active pursuit of justice against those responsible.

A serious parliamentary campaign, which would be the only kind worth fighting, would cost £10,000. But we need only to be the First Past the Post. Anyone interested, please contact [email redacted]. Very many thanks.


David Lindsay

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