St. Austell And Newquay Policy Officer And Climate Response Coordinator
I applied for the role of Chair, and Vice-Chair however sadly I did not get appointed in these roles but I strongly feel that the CLP made the right choice in who they appointed and I would like to congratulate them both. They have their work cut out for them in these turbulent times, but I'm sure we are in safe hands. I did however get chosen for the roles of Policy Officer and Climate Response Coordinator, something which I feel honoured to undertake.
Since the AGM I have been vigorously researching (which currently I still am) on policies that will benefit not just Cornwall but the Cornish people aswell. Cornwall Council have drastically let the people of Cornwall down, with rapid housing expansions being built but with the local people not feeling the benefit of it. This is nothing new, it is exactly what they done before they became unitary and is also what they will continue to do unless we do something!
As such I want to work on polices that will benefit the people of Cornwall, as we are one of the most deprived areas in Europe. But it doesn't have to be this way! Don't we deserve better? As thats what I believe, and that is why I will be working on policy ideas and work on getting them into a Cornwall Manifesto.
Not only that but my role of Climate Response Coordinator is also crucially important to Cornwall. We live by the sea, we visit our lovely beaches and cliffs. Yet these things will soon become a thing of the past unless, we do something to stop the impending climate catastrophe. These two roles go hand in hand, as Cornwall's two biggest problems are the Climate Catastrophe and Deprivation. For us to address the destruction of our planet then we must also address the inequality and poverty within our society, as I feel with some transformation of our system that doesn't leave us poor can hopefully put a stop to the climate breakdown.