Elections 2010: North East Cambs

Debra Jordon (Independent) MANY of you will already know me as a local businesswoman and campaigner on local issues. I have lived in the North-East Cambridgeshire constituency for 46 years. As an active member of the local community, I have recently spe

Debra Jordon (Independent)

MANY of you will already know me as a local businesswoman and campaigner on local issues.

I have lived in the North-East Cambridgeshire constituency for 46 years. As an active member of the local community, I have recently spearheaded a grassroots fight to retain the rural paramedic emergency service - this is gathering momentum.

Our rural fenland communities are scandalously underserved by central government in far-away Westminster. This area suffers from lower than average standards of health, fewer opportunities for employment, education and training and poor transport provision. I'm fed up with this area always being at the back of the queue when it comes to service provision.

I have no party political affiliations. I will not be whipped or bullied in any party political arena to tow the line - I will work solely for the benefit of the constituents and be a truly independent voice. If elected, I will work tirelessly on behalf of our neglected Fenland region. So, if you're looking for a new broom to sweep some of the cobwebs out of the ears of those in Westminster - I will be proud to serve you all!

Robin Talbot (UKIP)

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I AM delighted that the North East Cambridgeshire UKIP Association has selected me as the Prospective Parliamentary Candidate as I am particularly interested in local affairs and would like to see some fresh thinking on key issues affecting local people. In particular, I feel that Britain can no longer turn a blind eye to mass un-regulated immigration from Eastern Europe. Here in North East Cambridgeshire we have felt the pressure of this inundation in the jobs market, when so many local people are unemployed.

This is certainly not the time to have an open door policy. I am for local jobs for local people.

On a national level, I strongly believe that we should be an independent country, with worldwide trade connections and not become a backward province of a European super state. I stand for UK independence. That is where our future interests lie.

I am a tanker driver and am single. My hobbies include archery, raising free range chickens on my allotment, cycling and DIY. I came from a military background and have seen active service in the Middle East.

Lorna Spenceley (Lib Dem)

LORNA lives with her family in Sutton near Ely, in North East Cambridgeshire.

A Cambridge graduate, she works from home as an administrator. She has nearly 20 years' experience as a councillor, including as council leader.

Lorna says: "The Liberal Democrats would bring real change and fairness to the Fens. Under our tax proposals, the 6,000 people in NE Cambridgeshire earning below �10,000 a year would pay no income tax - and the vast majority of other Fen residents would get �700 a year back in their pockets.

We'd regenerate the parts of this constituency which need investment, renewal and jobs, and build a sustainable local economy. As a public transport user, I know many residents would welcome the benefit the Fens would receive from new transport links funded through our proposed National Infrastructure Bank.

We'd give local schools �2,500 for each of the most deprived children they teach, to be spent at schools' discretion to improve their education and equip them with the skills for work. And we'd phase out university tuition fees.

We would give residents power over the police and NHS, and the ability to sack their MP if he or she turned out to be corrupt."

Steve Barclay (Conservative)

STEVE Barclay lives in the constituency with his wife Karen. He works in financial crime prevention, where his role is to help prevent money laundering by criminal gangs and those supporting terrorist activity.

Steve was born in 1972 in Lytham, Lancashire. He comes from a modest upbringing and family and life revolved around Fylde Rugby Club, where he played for all the teams in the club over the years alongside his two older brothers.

Allowing high levels of immigration into Britain was not a policy in the Labour Government's election manifesto. The British people have not voted for such levels of immigration. Huge sums of money are still being wasted on large state run schemes. Labour's New Deal has cost �75 billion but has failed to deliver its intended outcomes. The training offered is often unsuitable for the needs of the person being trained or for the jobs each community needs. It should be replaced with local programmes run by people sized organisations which fit the needs of each locality.

The Labour Government is also running up massive debts, to be paid in the future by those who have no say today. We are currently borrowing �500 million each day. Future generations will face higher tax to pay the interest on this debt.

Labour is even printing money to help pay for their spending. Savers who have been hit today through interest rate cuts face the risk of inflation in the future wiping out any savings they have left.

Graham Murphy (English Democrat)

GRAHAM Murphy says he is looking for a change from "tweedledee and tweedledum parties".

The English Democrat candidate used to be a Conservative councillor in Peterborough before he switched parties. He believes he can offer "a unique opportunity to abandon the left-right see-saw and aim for pride in England through real democracy."

Susan Clapp (BMP)

SUSAN Clapp is the long-term partner of Eddy Butler, the head of the party's elections department and serves as a councillor in Epping Forest, Essex.

Peter Roberts (Labour)

PETER Roberts has issued what he describes a 'contract' to voters, insisting that 25 per cent of his Parliamentary salary will be set aside for the community is he is elected.

He will also publish his expenses and campaign for greater public transport in Fenland, including a rail link between Wisbech and March.