Local democracy the key for People’s Party
Essex People’s Party claims support from small businesses
SMALL businesses are flocking to the banner of the Essex People’s Party. That’s the claim of Garryck Noble, its one Parliamentary candidate, who is standing in Colchester.
His message is simple: “I want the public to be able to vote by email or freephone on matters being considered by the House of Commons and local councils.
“MPs and councillors should not make decisions before they know what people think. I want to restore democracy and bring it down to a local level.
“Decisions would be made after a public mandate.”
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He says it will be easy to set up public votes at local level for councils, but it would probably need a Private Member’s Bill to push legislation through Parliament.
“The Essex People’s Party’s idea is winning a lot of support through the UK. People have been reading our website and emailing in offers of help. I am also getting voters from neighbouring constituencies such as Harwich & Essex North and Suffolk South stating that they support our ideas and who want to campaign for me.”
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Mr Noble, who lives in Chelmsford, says he has come across many small businesses who are unhappy with the local council – elections to Colchester Borough Council will take place on the same day as the General Election – and this will colour the way many of them vote at the General Election.
“We are only fielding one candidate at this election, but I am certain that we will put up candidates in other constituencies next time on the back of the support we get in Colchester,” said Mr Noble.