Candidate for Chesterfield

Neil Jackson

Green Party General Election Candidate

I am originally from Sheffield and live just outside Chesterfield with my wife and young daughter. Having studied Politics & Media Studies in Newcastle I have spent the last 15 years working in a range of industries including insurance, property and IT, and also spent time teaching English overseas.

The climate emergency and NHS are two of my priorities, along with undoing the harm caused by 9 years of devastating Tory austerity. The education system, police, hospitals, GP services, elderly care, social services, mental health support and more have been decimated and are in desperate need of investment. I pledge to undo the damage done by the Tories and restore our public services to being world leaders.

After 3 years of uncertainty and dithering it is time for a People's Vote to let the people decide what happens next with Brexit. Forcing through an unpopular deal or the economic disaster of No Deal will not resolve the issue; we will still face years of trade negotiations. We have had time to discover the real consequences of leaving Europe (and who stands to benefit most), and it is only reasonable to now ask the country their preference on the single biggest political issue we have faced in peacetime.

This is, however, the climate election and the clock is ticking. Wildfires, flooding and heatwaves are taking their toll on our food security, safety and livelihoods right now. We need strong leadership, feasible long term plans and absolute commitment to see them though.

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