We have Conservative, Dr Luke Evans; Labour, Rick Middleton; Lib Dem, Michael Mullaney, and Green Party, Mick Gregg.
Labour's Rick Middleton: stewartbintauthor.weebly.com/stewart-bints-blog/for-the-many-not-the-few
Lib Dem Michael Mullaney: stewartbintauthor.weebly.com/stewart-bints-blog/campaigning-to-save-local-services
Green Party's Mick Gregg: https://stewartbintauthor.weebly.com/stewart-bints-blog/why-the-greens-are-near-the-top-of-a-blind-taste-test
This is Dr Luke Evans's post
I am a GP. I believe there are a lot of similarities between a good local MP and a good GP. You must communicate clearly and effectively. You must be able to deal with complex information and make decisions. You have to problem solve. But above all, you must care about the people you look after and work hard to earn their respect.
I come from a medical background. My father is a GP and my mother a retired nurse. I am the eldest of three brothers, all of whom have chosen a profession in medicine. I guess public service is in our blood!
Having successfully completed my medical degree in 2007, I worked in in Solihull, Sutton Coldfield and Heartlands NHS hospitals.
After completing my 2 years as a junior doctor, I returned to The University of Birmingham to teach anatomy to first- and second-year medical students. I completed my GP training in 2013, proceeding to work across the Midlands including: Leicester, Loughborough, Birmingham, Rugby, Coventry and Leamington Spa. My wife is also a GP, and in 2018 we moved to Oxford for her to join a practice. The opportunity to come back to the Midlands was something we both relished.
For me, the chance to return to an area that has been so good to me over the years is a privilege. For my wife, to come back to the region she grew up in and to have family close by as we continue to build our life here. Living here, we share all the challenges you and your family face: buying a house, getting to work, maternity services, educating children, caring for family and supporting a community to live a fulfilled life.
This is my life. This is our life, our future.
1) Get Brexit done - End the Uncertainty
I voted LEAVE.
The country voted democratically to leave, and I want to see that decision upheld. Whether you voted leave or remain, as a nation we must end the deadlock to allow us to move on to concentrate on the domestic agenda like Schools, the NHS and Policing.
The Conservatives are investing £14 billion into our schools, increasing funding by an average of 4.6% per pupil in Leicestershire, with local schools here in Hinckley & Bosworth receiving and average of 5% per pupil.
I have been a school governor twice in the past and will continue to fight for fairer funding and better education for our children.
3) Crime in our area
Tackling crime here in our area is very important to me:
Rurally: fly tipping, hare coursing, machinery theft and speeding
Urban: antisocial behaviour, knife crime and drug use.
I will fight to make sure funding is not sucked towards Leicester.
4) Our NHS
I have spent my professional life in the NHS. The Conservatives have just delivered a £450 Million package to Leicester Hospitals NHS Trust, as well as £8 Million for Hinckley hospital. Some of this money will fund the new X-ray department in Hinckley.
More needs to be done to keep up with demand and the announcement of 50 million new GP appointments will go some way to helping ease pressure.
Families and businesses want to settle here for the opportunities on offer. Development in the area needs to be managed, appropriate and sustainable, with proper scrutiny of amenities provided like schools and doctors’ places, otherwise we simply won’t cope.
I want to see congestion and HGVs on our roads tackled, including getting the A5 improved. We must have effective road infrastructure to support our community.