Alex Coetzee – Christian Peoples Alliance

Alex COETZEE

Christian Peoples Alliance

These are indeed tough times, as Hilary Benn has said. Unfortunately, Labour deregulating the banks, contributed significantly to these “tough times”, and then Conservatives extreme budget cuts seem to have made things worse. Labour and Conservatives have failed to keep a tight reign on Banks and the Bank of England, at great public cost.  The CPA proposes consultation on how to make Banking much more transparent with more democratic control. The CPA manifesto can be seen on Christian Peoples Alliance site at http://cpaparty.net/page32.html

As a teacher in schools in Leeds since 2001, I have a great appreciation for the many wonderful families and folk who work tirelessly, often unrewarded to make our community the best place they can make it. I value, appreciate and would be privileged to help all their efforts as much as possible.

While Hilary Benn has done some noble things for Leeds Central, there are many areas of concern, not to mention very concerning Labour voting patterns in Parliament. If elected, I will campaign for housing, job creation, increasing tourism to Leeds, and Yorkshire, and restoring all good public services like schools, policing, Leeds needs life-giving solutions for the future of the city.

 

1.  As a registered nurse since 1995 and having left the NHS in 2006 due to burnout because of exhaustion from long-term short staffing, I am now happily working in the private nursing sector – what will you be doing to improve the NHS in order to a) make me consider voting for you, and b) tempt me back to the NHS as a much needed registered nurse?

The CPA policy is to cancel Trident and spend the money saved on the NHS. We want further efficiency savings. We would not throw the NHS into chaos by enforcing a rule that everyone working in hospitals must be employed by the NHS. Our manifesto protects a free and efficient National Health Service.

 

2.  In a rapidly growing city, how would you ensure the city is more proactive rather than reactive when it comes to developments and the infrastructure around them. Leeds City Council seems to give the green light to many developments of housing or retail parks without any or minimal thought to local infrastructure such as roads, schools and health care.

The Christian Peoples Alliance would use some of the money raised through a turnover tax to reduce business rates and build more housing in city centres. That will help revive city centres. The turnover tax will apply to all online trading to even out the tax balance. This would increase tax revenues and make big companies contribute more to the Leeds economy, and infrastructure.

 

3.  How do you intend to stop the burglaries, unsociable behaviour etc that’s occurring in the Beeston area now? This is affecting people of all ages, race and religion!

Simply put, we need to employ more police and engage with the churches to start neighbourhood watches. Why have a new police station opposite Elland road Stadium that seems so very understaffed? We would support local initiative too. One key issue is that in both Stoke ad Manchester working with ex offenders has reduced re offending massively from 50-60% to 10%. But these are private Christian projects. If we can do that without Government help imagine what we could do with Government help.

 

 

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