I’m going to start as I mean to go on, by giving it to you straight. I’m not going to add fluff or spin to a situation this serious. What I am going to do is give you the cold hard facts so you are in the know – and then try to mitigate it.
I firmly believe that there is nothing more important for democracy than a well informed public, and unlike parties I don’t intend to treat you like children. I believe that when the public is given a full story and is fully informed about the situation, they can contribute to fixing the problem.
The politicians may stand at your door with a large smile and assure you that if you just vote for them, everything is “going to be OK”. That’s a lie.
The conglomeration of Brexit combined with the war in Ukraine and the pandemic mean that we’re about to enter a period like we’ve not seen since the winter of discontent almost 50 years ago; and it’s going to make the 2008 recession look like a picnic by comparison.
As the cost-of-living crisis bites, overall revenues from taxation across the board are going to plummet and the axe is going to fall on the services you depend on the most.
It’s a sad situation but we all know how it works in times of crisis. Funding will circle outward from the seat of power, locally that’s Glenrothes. Parties will ultimately make funding choices based on high density population centres and, of course, where the most votes are to gain.
In most elections the choice has been either one party or another, incumbent, or second largest party, but that won’t work in the coming years.
The West Fife and Coastal Villages are not considered to be one of those areas which will be a priority for the major parties, but you pay your taxes just like everyone else and deserve the same level of service as higher density areas.
That’s why I have chosen to stand as an independent. I’ve chosen to stand as an independent voice, free of party whips and party politics, free from party lines and with only one guiding principle, a simple question. Will this policy benefit the people of West Fife & Coastal Villages? If it does, it will get my support. If it will hurt the ward, then it doesn’t.
By all means, vote for your party, but I am asking you to vote for me “1” (first) and then for the party you would normally choose, because what the West Fife & Coastal Villages need is someone in their corner not incumbered by party politics.
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