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Martin Deane

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Martin Deane was the Green Party candidate in Avenue in the Kingston upon Hull local election. Our volunteers have been adding information on Martin Deane - here's everything we know so far!

Statement to voters

I first moved to Hull in the late eighties and I've worked lived and worked here ever since.

In 2005, I first joined the Green Party because of the war on Iraq, led by the then Labour government under Tony Blair, and because of climate change and the possible changes we can make for human life to live sustainably and not one with the potential to wreck our planetary home.

As I learned about the Green Party then, in addition to opposition to the war, Greens had many answers to the most important issues affecting our daily lives.

For over twenty years, I've worked as a teacher in Hull and the East Riding, helping children prepare for their futures. Now, with all the changes that have happened to education, over decades, I'm dismayed to see half of my colleagues nationally want to leave the profession. The more the profession oppresses teachers, the more we fail to invest in the future.

NHS staff are under tremendous pressures. Greens want an end to an NHS in crisis. We want a professional national health service that works for all, without the additional costs of involving private providers or private insurance schemes. In GDP terms, we spend a lot less than our European neighbours. This chronic underfunding must end

The radical change that I stand for is to see a Britain truly as a world leader. Not as a major arms dealer, or looking for the next conflict to involve ourselves in, but a leader in energy technologies, as we once were, but renewable energy this time, answering the needs of this generation and the next.

I want to see us lead the way in education, not one about scores - but about humanity. Not an education factory and achievements on timesheets, but an education for life.

We must build more houses. Ones which people can afford. We must make public transport really attractive, why not include free wifi and charging points for our switched on world. We must make rail cheaper by renationalising it and energy too.

Greens reject the First Past The Post system because it will not give the people the government they vote for. We want a Proportional system, such as is used in Scotland, or Wales, or Northern Ireland, or in the unions across the country, or even inside political parties themselves!

Vote for what you believe in.

Vote Green. Vote Deane.

This statement was added by Martin Deane, their team, or by a Democracy Club volunteer, based on information published by the candidate elsewhere.

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Previous elections

This candidate has previously stood for election in:

  • 2018: The Kingston upon Hull local election, as the Green Party candidate for the Avenue
  • 2017: The 2017 General Election, as the Green Party candidate for the Kingston upon Hull North
  • 2015: The 2015 General Election, as the Green Party candidate for the Member of Parliament for Kingston upon Hull North
  • 2010: The 2010 General Election, as the Green Party candidate for the Member of Parliament for Kingston upon Hull North

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