David works in construction as a Planning Manager and lives in Hammersmith with his wife. While he was growing up his father ran a small business on King Street close to Stamford Brook Station. David was the first in his family to go to university, where he studied politics and history. He has been a keen activist ever since, campaigning on a wide range of issues from local allotments to prisoners of conscience. He decided to join the Green Party because of its focus on thinking long-term to build a sustainable economy and environment.
“The Green Party believes in a fairer society and a politics that looks to the future. As a Green, I would reverse the privatisation of the NHS and keep local services open to make sure everyone has access to quality local healthcare. At the same time I would ensure that those who care for sick and elderly relatives or friends, currently saving the NHS £119 billion a year, get the support and assistance they deserve.
I would push to make affordable housing genuinely affordable for the average local resident and push for the community to be consulted before investors about any new projects, so that developments always serve the community. I would increase the minimum wage to a living wage to help the 1 in 5 London workers still earning less than the living wage. I would work to end the more than 4,000 premature deaths in London each year caused by air pollution and create a healthier, more pleasant city by building safe cycling lanes and pedestrian friendly streets. I believe it is vital to take action on climate change by supporting Britain’s growing renewables industry.
The effect that smaller parties are having on the national debate shows that voting for what you believe in is never a wasted vote.”