Due to work commitments and a overseas relocation Glen Maney has had to resign his position on the National Council. We are delighted however to welcome Dean Williamson onto the Council to inject some young blood into our ruling body.
I live in Manchester and have been involved in politics, in various forms, my entire life. I have a deep empathy and compassion for Social issues and believe everyone should have a voice in society, but find this is happening too infrequently as we see little to no positive action and hollow words from the ruling elite. Every day we see politicians taking bizarre stances on issues that seem to go against the majority thought process.
I want to see self-determination for all and believe everyone has the right to be independent and of free spirit. I am constantly learning about and listening to the many issues and positive steps individuals are making to change the way we function. Collaboration is key and I encourage communication and debate, especially from a person who may hold a completely different viewpoint to my own as there is always something to take from both sides of an argument.
I have been involved in many campaigns in my political activity, such as the fight against Female Genital Mutilation, the renegotiation of the relationship between Britain and the EU, independence for nations, local health issues and redevelopment of local infrastructure. As a result of these campaigns, and the many areas I hope to research going forward, I feel this has enriched my political outlook and opened my mind to the diverse society we live under.
If we work together we are stronger. I hope our work at the NLP will inspire and change the face of politics. I want to repair the image of the politician and believe this can be done through honesty, diplomacy and listening before talking.