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Beaconsfield

Beaconsfield is located in the south of England in Buckinghamshire. It was created in 1974 and has been held by the Conservative party every since.

The current member of parliament is the Conservative party’s Dominic Grieve, who has served since 1997.

2010 General Election Results (Adjusted for non-voters)
Beaconsfield

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Candidates

David Hampton

Background
Politicians and media miss the opportunity to own up: we are in social and environmental crisis. As an award-winning (Chartered) Environmentalist, I’ve seen some viable pathways. We are called to respond intelligently, not cross our fingers, look away, or carry on.
My stand is for community; clean air, water, food, energy; resilient local economic hubs: free from fracking: think green ‘Beacons’ of excellence. We can learn from nature, and sport. The Olympic values and endeavour I witnessed rowing for Team GB, could repurpose Parliament toward enabling ethical local enterprise; true legacy.
Green MP Caroline Lucas has shown British politics can be adult again. She embodies collaboration, democracy and respect. She’s a true ‘honourable friend’ to the people of Brighton, as I pledge to be for you. So, who cares wins! Please vote Green with me in 2015.
1. What do you plan to do in order to make sure you remain ‘in touch’ with the electorate?
Social media. I’d work tirelessly to meet a full and wide diversity of people to and attend events in the constituency.
2. What makes you the best candidate for this constituency?
I’m the Green Party candidate.
3. What has the current Member achieved that you believe has been successful?
Dominic Grieve has been accessible via ‘surgeries’ and email. He’s organised and polite. But on all the big issues where I’ve urged him to vote one way, he’s voted the other.
4. In your opinion, is austerity working? What should we take from the state of the economy during this Government’s tenure?
Absolutely not. The Green Party is the only party to offer an alternative to austerity. Leading economists agree there is a better way.
5. Does (legal) immigration need more limitations or is it vital for the UK?
Legal immigration is legal. Immigrants didn’t cause the financial crisis of course.
6. Many people are concerned about the cost of living in the UK, with wages having failed to rise in line with the price of food, energy and rent in recent years. How can this be corrected?
“Too many people are buying things they can’t afford, with money that they don’t have… to impress people that they don’t like!” – Will Smith
There’s a better way.
7. How would you like to see the NHS change in the future in order to become more successful?
It’s already the best in the world. I’d stop it being privatised by stealth.
8. What measures do you think need to be taken to decrease unemployment, particularly youth unemployment and those who have never been employed?
We all need to get to work on the green economy; metaphorically “re-wiring and re-plumbing” the nation, such that it works on renewable energy alone and with all resources recycled.
That’s a lot of work to be done.
9. Does the lack of diversity in Parliament equate to a lack of representation?
Yes probably. The Green Party is open to all, diverse on numerous indicators, and has by far best gender balance. Including the leadership team. I hope a younger candidate – from any background – steps forward to take my place in plenty of time for the 2020 election.
10 . If an EU Referendum were to take place, how would you encourage your constituents to vote and why?
Green Party is FOR a referendum, for reforming Europe from within, and would encourage people to vote to stay. It’s easy to forget “What has Europe ever done for us” (there’s a environmental report by that name) and many good things have come from our membership of EU.

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