Statement to voters
Clare Thomas is a parent, carer and a former Council worker. She has worked in the Hodge Hill constituency and loves the diversity of the area. Clare believes that the Green Party's values of caring for people and our planet offers Hodge Hill a new way to make a positive difference to many lives.
Clare had seen some of the problems that must be tackled.
Clare would: set clear targets for ending child poverty, call for extra Government funding to provide targeted early support to help children and their families and reverse the benefit cuts, bedroom tax and benefit cuts affecting families.
Tackling the air pollution that is so bad along our busy and congested roads is vital. This causes up to 900 early deaths each year in Birmingham alone.
Clare would: help to introduce a new Clean Air Act, invest in walking, cycling, clean and affordable public transport and fine the car industry for cheating on their emissions tests.
It is a disgrace that young Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and young White working class people have higher levels of unemployment, illness and low incomes. Everyone deserves an equal chance in life.
Clare would: help to introduce a more equal and fair system, that helps the young, unemployed, low paid, sick and disabled rather than punishing them and to celebrate diversity and not to treat it with fear and suspicion.
Clare will stand up for what matters in Hodge Hill constituency. On June 8, vote for Clare and vote Green.
This statement was added by Clare Thomas, their team, or by a Democracy Club volunteer, based on information published by the candidate elsewhere.
This candidate has previously stood for election in:
- 2018: Birmingham local election, as the Green Party candidate for Highter's Heath
- 2017: 2017 General Election, as the Green Party candidate for Birmingham, Hodge Hill
- 2016: Birmingham local election, as the Green Party candidate for Billesley
- 2015: 2015 General Election, as the Green Party candidate for Birmingham, Selly Oak
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