Statement to voters
Eleanor is a mental health nurse working on a ward for adolescents a short cycle ride from where she lives in Weoley Castle. She studied at BCU before going to work in the health sector.
Eleanor says: "Just as I have made my home in Northfield Constituency, the area has made a home within my heart: there is an abundance of things to love and be inspired by here. I am therefore deeply saddened when I see the devastating effect of government cuts to services on people here who most need support – cuts to mental health services and care for the elderly, and most recently to tax credits.
Greens are the sole party with a truly anti-austerity vision. It’s high time the government stopped taking from the most disadvantaged in society on the pretext that this is necessary to balance the books. Suicides are rising and children are going hungry. I would take a stand against this atrocity and demand the restoration of essential services.
Another Green Party priority is help for people who rent their home and are at the mercy of barely-regulated landlords. If you are renting your accommodation and feel exploited by the current system, I can fully relate to this from personal experience of appalling conditions and promise to fight passionately for your rights and advocate your needs.
Finally, as someone with a personal affection for the Northfield Ecocentre and the wonderful work done there, I would aim to connect with, learn from and support them in their many green, community-building projects.”
This statement was added by Eleanor Masters, their team, or by a Democracy Club volunteer, based on information published by the candidate elsewhere.
This candidate has previously stood for election in:
- 2019: UK Parliament elections, as the Green Party candidate for Birmingham, Northfield
- 2018: Birmingham local election, as the Green Party candidate for Weoley & Selly Oak
- 2017: 2017 General Election, as the Green Party candidate for Birmingham, Northfield
- 2016: Birmingham local election, as the Green Party candidate for Kings Norton ward
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