My Six Point Plan for Pudsey, Horsforth and Aireborough.
1. Support local jobs and helping people keep more of the money they earn.
Since 2010, 36,490 people have had a tax cut meaning they keep more of what they earn. I will continue to support local business to create more jobs and campaign to raise the tax threshold again.
2. Improve local transport across Pudsey, Horsforth and Aireborough.
Congestion on our roads has been a source of great frustration for local people in Pudsey, Horsforth and Aireborough. With improvements works already taking place we are making progress. However, I will continue to campaign for further improvements.
3. Protect our Greenbelt for future generations.
Protecting our green spaces is an issue I have always fought strongly for. I want to encourage the development of brownfield sites in the city first and ensure empty homes are used. I have strongly opposed the 70,000 housing target Leeds has set itself as it based on outdated data and poses a real risk to our greenbelt.
4. Deliver the best Health Services for the people of Pudsey, Horsforth and Aireborough.
Having worked in the hospice movement and like countless others I have been helped personally by the NHS, I will continue to stand up for the NHS and deliver the best services possible. We saw this when I led the political campaign to save Leeds Children's Heart Unit.
5. Continue to improve the roads across Pudsey, Horsforth and Aireborough.
Leeds City Council has received £949,462 in extra Government funding for repairing potholes, however there are still big issues. I have therefore launched my new campaign "Pothole Watch" which will enable residents to report any issues through my website.
6. Support further measures to control immigration.
Uncontrolled immigration is an issue many residents have told me concerns them. When immigration is uncontrolled it increases pressure on public services, education and on the transport network. Immigration does benefit the country, but controls are long overdue.