Back in 2013, I was invited to talk at the TEDxHousesofParliament event in London.
I argued that in order to reignite the “failing marriage” between voters and elected officials, we as politicians should use plain language. Political language is often employed to be as vague as possible, in order for things not to be thrown back at the user. More importantly, it is used to exclude those who are not in the political class from the decision making process.
I believe that this has to end in order for politicians to connect with their constituents, and for constituents to become a part of decisions. We need to close this gap between politicians and the people we represent.
This has to happen even more in the current age, where the Tory Government are making drastic decisions about peoples lives, but without the consultation of those people.
I am determined not to let this happen in North East Derbyshire. If you wish to get in touch, please do. I will always be there to help remove the gap between constituents and myself.