Most mainstream politicians have shown they don’t respect decent British values, says election candidate Dave Brook,
Dave, who is standing in Sherburn-in-Elmet ward of Selby District Council, says he thinks many local electors share his passion for change.
“Disillusioned by main stream politics and concerned that our voices are not being heard, I want to make a difference and support the community of Sherburn-in-Elmet,” he says in his election leaflet.
“The recent events of Brexit have demonstrated that the majority of our elected representatives do not respect the fundamental principles of British values – which are founded on the principles of democracy, rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs.
“So rather than accept the same old because there are no viable alternatives, I want to use my life experiences and try to influence change at local level and beyond.
Dave Brook: It’s time for change
“Sherburn is a growing community that needs an infrastructure capable of supporting the level of growth we have seen over recent years, and if we are to achieve this, then we need a new vision; we need new representatives and a new party who are willing to work towards this aim for the benefit of the wider community.
“I believe that politics starts at grassroots levels, with the growth of regional assemblies providing opportunities to shape and influence national agendas.
“During the Brexit negotiations, we have seen how smaller parties can have a disproportionate influence on national agendas. This convinces me that, if we are to generate sustainable investment for our community, we need to develop a new approach to support our growing infrastructure and I truly believe that this can be achieved through the aims and vision of the Yorkshire Party.
“The Yorkshire Party provides an opportunity for local voices to be heard all the way from Sherburn to Westminster.”
Leeds-born Dave moved to Sherburn 22 years ago and has made the community his home.
“It is the people who made me feel this was home and it is why I want to give something back to this community.
“I have 30 year’s combined experience working across the private, public, and voluntary sectors, which have provided me with the opportunity to develop the skills that are needed in political life.
“I am happy to champion any causes that affect individuals or groups, as I believe the focus of my political agenda should be what matters to you, the community.”