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Manchester Central

8 June 2017

Candidate: Kalvin P Chapman

 

Hello.  This is the page on which I will set out why I am standing for UKIP in the General Election for Manchester Central.

 

I am a solicitor, and I live and work in the city centre of Manchester.  I am the secretary of UKIP Manchester and the secretary of UKIP Greater Manchester.  You can read more about me HERE.

 

I will shortly have videos up and more information about my policies.  Essentially, if elected to Parliament, my main areas of concern would be:

 

1. The homeless crisis in Manchester.  The Council tried dealing with it by getting an injunction to ban the homeless from the City Centre - a policy that is as disgusting as you can get.  Lucy Powell has done little about it save for asking a question about Spice in Parliament and visiting a homeless unit at Christmas.  Much, much more needs to be done.  I was homeless three times as a teenager.  I pledge to ensure that Manchester's homeless are not forgotten, as they have been under the Labour run local services.  Burnham's first appointment was Sir Richard Leeches - the man that spent in excess of £100,000 of the Labour Run Council's budget seeking an injunction to remove the homeless from the City Centre.  That was disgusting. Burnham said he would deal with the homeless, I never thought it would be this way.  We need an MP that will actually do something about the homeless crisis in Manchester.  It is an outrage that a former Army officer is sleeping in a sleeping bag in Market Street with no-where to call home.  We cannot allow this to continue.

 

2. Brexit.  The country voted for Brexit.  Article 50 has been triggered, so Brexit is now inevitable, regardless of what the Liberal Democrats will tell you.  It is essential that there are people in Parliament that will hold the Tory Government to account.  Labour will simply continue with their Captain Chaos disorganisation with MPs fighting their leader and the leader only following the path of the ultra hard left.  Manchester is the second most important City in this country.  Brexit negotiations must take account of the needs of Greater Manchester, but especially Manchester.  A vote for Labour is simply a vote for Captain Chaos to continue with his dismantling of the Labour Party. A vote for UKIP is a vote to ensure that we will hold the Tories to account.

 

3.  Mental Health Trusts.  Greater Manchester's NHS budget is now under the control of Andy Burnham, as Greater Manchester's Mayor.  Mental Health Trusts have been starved of cash since the times of Thatcher.  They got worse under Labour and are now at the point of collapse under the Tories.  People will die if the Mental Health Trusts cannot offer beds and services.  The Tories announced that they will scrap the Mental Health Act and renew funding.  Why have they not done any of this in the last 7 years but suddenly can when there is a General Election?  One of the biggest catastrophes of the NHS (especially mental health trusts) is the PFI arrangement brought in by Labour.  That strips £30 million a day out of the NHS trusts.  Do not trust the Tories or labour, because they have shown they are incapable of looking after the NHS & mental health trusts.  As someone who has suffered from mental health problems, this issue is something very important to me.

 

4.  Northern Powerhouse. This has the possibility of sealing Manchester's position as the second most important City in the country.  It is essential that the MPs elected in the North all fight to make this a success.  I would do that.  So many amazing things could flow from this initiative.  I would work to ensure that Manchester gets the best deal that is possible.

 

5.  Tourism to Manchester. We are seeing so much of Manchester's history being ripped down and sold off to Luxury Apartment builders or hoteliers.  It is now damaging our tourism and it is damaging our history.  Virtually no social housing is being built at all; all the while Luxury Apartments are being build.  I would use my position to lobby for better social housing, and a better treatment of Manchester's history to be preserved.  Manchester's Gay Village is an internationally recognised tourism hotspot.  We should be ensuring that this can never be damaged.  It attracts people to the City from around the country, from Europe and Internationally.  With better governance it can attract even more.

 

 

6.  Controlled migration & integration: We simply have too many people coming to the UK.  This is causing damaging effects in education, NHS, housing and policing.  All world-class economies need migration.  The UK is the world centre for banking & finance.  That would collapse if we had no migration.  The vast majority of migration into this country is low skilled workers.  We do not need them, we have our own people.  We need to start producing the next generation of skilled workers rather than, as has happened, we remove vocational education and training.  The numbers of UK youths no in employment or training is an international disgrace.  We must change this.  In doing so we can easily reduce net migration.  If we cannot house the people we already have in this country, then we cannot keep taking hundreds of thousands of people a year - we simply cannot keep doing this.  When people come to this country they must respect that we have a heritage and community standards.  I, however, could never tell a woman what she can and cannot wear - but I would support her to integrate into the community rather than bully her into hiding because she has been harassed by nasty people.  Migrants, especially from the Pakistan and similar countries, have vastly greater numbers of people who have no income, do not work and do not speak the language.  They provide nothing for the country and are usually living well below the poverty line.  This cannot continue.  It needs changing.  More needs to be done to help them integrate or we need to ensure they have a reason to come to the UK and stay in their home countries if they do not.  I oppose those coming to this country who expect the UK to be turned into their home countries - that is not what integration into the UK means.  Integrating into the UK means becoming a valued part of the community.  Why come to this country if you do not intend to be a part of the community?

 

7.  Education & NHS Funding: If we scrapped the HS2 disastrous train programme, we would have ~£80 billion to use.  If that £80 billion were put into education the disastrous cuts that are planned could be reversed.  If we used the ludicrous Foreign Aid budget of £13 billion per year plus the EU budget of £8 to £12 billion per year, we could transform the UK.  Education & the NHS would get the funding they needed.  HS2 is a white elephant.  We do not need it - we do need an education system that will produce the next generation of engineers, lawyers, doctors, politicians etc.  The conservatives have stripped money out of the NHS and education, but we have not seen a mirrored reduction in the amount borrowed.  And they have more cuts planned.  They are not necessary.  Remove HS2, remove the Foreign Aid budget and make it just a disaster emergency fund equal to ~0.2% GDP and we suddenly have an education and NHS systems that will rival the world.

 

On 8 June 2017 I will be asking the residents of Central Manchester to vote for me. Voting Labour has done little for Manchester, it is now time for different representation.  If everyone who is registered to vote actually got up and went to vote, the outcome of votes in Manchester could be vastly different.  It needs you to commit to getting up on 8 June 217 and going to your polling station to vote.  Andy Burnham only attracted 18% of the vote of the total eligible to vote and he won the Greater Manchester Mayoral vote.  Commit today to going out on 8 June 2017 to vote for UKIP and you really could change the course of history.

 

On 8 June 2017 I will be asking the residents of Central Manchester to vote for me.  Voting Labour has done little for Manchester, it is now time for different representation.  If everyone who is registered to vote actually got up and went to vote, the outcome of votes in Manchester could be vastly different.  It needs you to commit to getting up on 8 June 217 and going to your polling station to vote.  Andy Burnham only attracted 18% of the vote of the total eligible to vote and he won the Greater Manchester Mayoral vote.  Commit today to going out on 8 June 2017 to vote for UKIP and you really could change the course of history.

 

 

 

 

 

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