Achieving results with integrity
My name is Matt Bunday and I am the Labour Party parliamentary candidate. I know from running large scale community events within this constituency that there are some special neighbourhoods, full of great people, and all set in a stunning part of the country. I am excited to be standing here, upholding Labour’s values and furthering its vision for a better, fairer society, where everyone can fulfil their potential.
My five pledges to you
1. I will fight to combat isolation in our communities.
This means proper transport links, vibrant retail, and protecting key community assets. E.g. Post Offices.
2. Fight for additional health and social care support.
We must help people to maintain their independence and dignity. We have seen significant cuts to NHS and social care, including GP’s, over the last seven years. I would fight hard to reverse this.
3.Work with other stakeholders to make housing more available and secure.
I would look at increase the availability and security of renting, and to increase house building in appropriate areas. We need to help, particularly young people, to buy and secure homes, especially in communities where this is particularly hard like rural communities.
4. Action on the environment
I have a commitment to lessening our negative impact on the environment. I will work with others to further this i.e. by working for better public transport, better access to electric, car charging, the promotion of alternative travel.
5. Promote local businesses
This means reversing the decline in highstreets and working to promote rural businesses. Having run my own business for some years I am aware of the challenges being currently faced.
Matt’s key issues:
There is a crisis of affordable housing in this country, with many young families struggling to get onto the property ladder or securing appropriate and secure rented accommodation. This can particularly affect rural communities with high cost housing.
I would work to get more homes built in a responsible way, enhancing communities. I am also committed to ensuring better protection for those in rented accommodation. I believe everyone should have a decent home available to them.
Decisive action on the environment
Over a year ago a United Nations report was released which stated that we only have 12 years to limit severe climate change, and that decisive and united action is needed. I worry not only for my future, but for future generations, and I believe it is time for more action to be taken. We must go above and beyond what has already been promised, and to take actions that are serious enough to deal with the climate emergency that we are facing.
Protecting and improving local services .
I would proactively work with all stakeholders to try to improve local services, including our public transport network, including greener options for travel. Social isolation is a real issue, and the reductions in local services, including shops and transport have increased the isolation of many communities.
About Matt Bunday
Matt Bunday is a city councillor and university academic who ran his own event management company for six years. He is particularly passionate about enhancing opportunities for young people, protecting the environment, investing in our communities, encouraging local businesses, and halting the decline of our high streets. Matt feels it is important to secure effective levels of health and social care to support people to live independently and wishes to stop the erosion of our health and social care system.
Jonathan Reynolds, Labour and Co-Operative Member of Parliament (2010 – 2019) endorses Matt Bunday:
“I’ve met Matt several times and I’m always impressed with his enthusiasm and energy. Matt understands that working in politics is a form of public service and he is passionate about working with the local community to deliver results that really help people. I hope I get the chance to see much more of Matt working in the heart of our communities in the future.”
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