Paul Field has been chosen by local Green Party members to fight the next general election in Newbury. He was selected as Green prospective parliamentary candidate in a ballot of the party’s members in the constituency.
He was also the candidate at the last general election in 2015, increasing the Green share of the vote and receiving more votes than all previous Green Party candidates in Newbury put together.
Paul’s family connection to Newbury goes back many generations and he has lived here for 17 years. He is married with two teenage daughters and lives in Thatcham. He has worked in primary education for 25 years, most recently as headteacher of a local primary school and as chair of the West Berkshire Primary Heads Association. He is also engaged in education technology and the delivery of positive psychology and happiness training.
Paul said: “I am very proud to have been chosen again to represent the Green Party. Our vision is so important in these unsure times and I look forward to sharing its hope and energy with the people of this constituency in the months and years ahead.
“When so much in politics has become negative and most mainstream parties have resorted to the promotion of fear and division, we stand firm in our belief that our nation is capable of so much more and our future deserves a better kind of politics. My principles are based in an understanding that we all achieve more when we work together, listen to each other and show compassion.
“As candidate for Newbury, my priorities will be:
- Protecting our environment.
- Repairing our democracy.
- Making sure everyone lucky enough to live in this country makes their fair contribution.
- Protecting our health and education services from disastrous privatisation policies.
- Ensuring that the voice of the majority who did not vote to leave the EU is not ignored.
- Making our country a force for good in the world and a nation we can be genuinely proud of.
Locally, I will be focusing on:
- Ensuring the housing we need is built in a sustainable and fair manner.
- Improving our public transport.
- Protecting our public services.
- Challenging our councils to deliver what local people need.
- Demanding that the voice of reason is heard in the debates around education, health and other services which impact on our communities and futures.
“For too long, politicians have made decisions aimed at short-term popularity and the interests of a small minority. The price we are all paying is a broken economy, a failed democracy and a devastated environment. Greens understand that future generations need us to act effectively and immediately to reverse the damage done and build a sustainable and fair future. The Green Party has a positive message of hope and fairness.”
To contact Paul, email firstname.lastname@example.org