General Election 2019: Corby and East Northants - Liberal Democrats Chris Stanbra
I want to stop Brexit. If the country elects a majority Liberal Democrat government on December 12 its first action will be to revoke Article 50 to stop Brexit.
In all other circumstances I will support a people’s vote and campaign to stop Brexit.
As a nation we are better off in the EU, more prosperous, safer and stronger because we are working together with our friends. I think it’s right to pool some of our sovereignty to achieve this.
The EU isn’t perfect, but we can make it better by working from within.
We have a housing crisis. In Corby and East Northants there are over 1,000 families on the waiting list for a council house.
I want to see those council houses built so that every family on the waiting list gets the chance to have a council house.
In addition, whilst respecting the wishes of local people, we need to get housebuilders building, so that there are more homes to buy at a price homebuyers can afford, especially first time buyers.
We have to deal with the climate emergency. I am a Northamptonshire County Councillor. I proposed the motion to a full council meeting recently that declared a climate emergency across Northamptonshire and committed the council to becoming carbon neutral by 2030.
In September I was one of many Liberal Democrat party members who overwhelmingly approved party policy that will mean Nett Zero as fast as possible and by 2045 latest with minimum interim targets of 75% by 2030 and 93% by 2040.
There are other things that I see as being important; mental health services - parity with physical health; international aid - maintaining the 0.7% of GDP we spend; benefits - ending the wait for benefits and treating people fairly; schools - students should have the opportunity to attend their nearest school and every school must be a good school; electoral reform - our electoral system is broken; local government - we must make the new system of local government in Northamptonshire work properly, we can’t set it up to fail.