I Believe

These values have consistently informed my political life.

I Believe...

• Families matter – strong, stable families are the heart of a healthy nation

• Strong local communities matter

• A good education includes giving young people principles, values and boundaries

• Many TV programmes and media products are a negative influence on children

Those who can work should work

• Every life is precious – no insignificant person has ever been born

• The vulnerable, poor and dispossessed deserve our compassion and practical help, both here and abroad

• Kindness, courtesy and respect for others are overdue a comeback in our society

• Politicians should exhibit integrity, clear leadership and direction for our nation

My vision, my passion, is for us to build a society which we are all proud to be part of and where our children, and their children, can safely grow up to achieve their true potential.