Local businessman steps forward as a PPC

By Leah Smith in Politics

Local businessman, Shaun Hughes, has confirmed that he is standing as an independent candidate for North East Somerset in the General Election on June 8th. Shaun has lived in Midsomer Norton for the past 23 years where he has a successful business within the Electronics Industry.

Shaun comments: “I believe that our MP should be part of our community, not watching from the side-lines. Our MP should have a hands-on understanding of the issues we face on a daily basis. Brexit is a major challenge for our nation

during the coming years, and I fully support Theresa May’s strategy, however, let’s not ignore the serious local issues we need to tackle – increasing crime, drugs and anti-social behaviour, declining High Streets, serious cuts to our Police and Health Services, and I am concerned about the depth of the cuts in our region outside the city of Bath.

“There is also a constant pressure for the building of new housing, without the infrastructure to support it – already, our surgeries, hospitals and Police officers are stretched to their limit and we need to have a clear plan to invest in our existing community.

“Our current MP seems to align himself more with Nigel Farage than the UK government, a supporter of UKIP and happy to push us out of Europe at any cost. I’m sure that he will not go without if it all goes wrong, however, the rest of us do not live in his bubble, this is the real world where job losses are not just acceptable collateral and increases in the cost of food, fuel and heating impact on peoples’ lives.

“This is a wonderful place to live, and we need someone in Westminster fighting to protect it and pushing to improve the services that we rely on.”

You can find out more at: www.shaunhughes.info