I have worked for the NHS for 33 years - as a housekeeper, nurse and, for the last 26 years, as a midwife. I believe passionately in the British welfare state, one of our greatest achievements, and am horrified at the destruction of essential services by this ruthless government. I want to see a return to public ownership of all the services that have been sold off purely to line the pockets of the already rich and powerful.
I believe in thinking globally and acting locally. I have been involved in many local community projects, from chairing the Community Association, to editing our community newspaper, being a parish councillor and volunteering at a senior citizens lunch club. I have been a Bereavement Support Volunteer for Cruse, a Youth club helper and run a community cafe and various music and other events.
This is your chance to make a difference by backing the only Party to make a stand and present a real alternative.
Five Reasons to vote for Liz Taylor, your Green Party candidate.
1. The Best Candidate
The Green have a superb candidate with Liz Taylor, somebody with a real record of voluntary service to our local community. You can trust Liz to do a good job.
2. Defending Local Democracy
It’s the Greens who have led the fight for local democracy. We want planning controls and a devolved budget to improve our area.
3. Fighting for the NHS
It’s the Greens who have led the fight against the privatisation of the Health Service and the cuts. They are the only national party with representation at all levels to demand that the NHS is publicly owned and publicly run.
4. Action not Promises to defend public services
It’s the Greens who have supported local campaigns and have fought to retain public services when all other parties voted in favour of axing them. Only the Greens have put forward a real anti-cuts budget to defend public services. At the County the Greens formulated a budget to protect the elderly, the poor and the sick from cuts and on the City it’s the Greens who have spoken out about the lunacy of replacing the existing Blackbird Leys swimming pool at a cost of £9.2million in a time of austerity and closing the much loved Temple Cowley Pool.