People should be asking themselves the following questions before they consider voting for her:
* Is it good for the country to be run by one party with a huge majority?
* Are you sure that we can safely leave the European Single Market and that the hardest of Brexits is in the national interest?
* What will be left of the NHS after five more years?
* Do you think our children's education is safe in the hands of people who are in the middle of cutting spending by an average of £346 per head in North Yorkshire?
* What damage will be done to our local countryside by another five years of a presumption in favour of housing developers over ordinary citizens and actual housing need?
* What damage will be done to local farmers if subsidies are dumped and they are exposed to competition from countries with lower welfare standards?
* Is it responsible long term planning to pull back on government support for modern green industries and opt instead for building gas fracking rigs across the North Yorkshire countryside?
* Are you confident that the London elite will remember the need to fund regional powerhouses once the election is over?
* Why is it impossible for the UK to trade successfully with the rest of the world whilst within the EU yet Germany is doing it very well?
* If immigration is so very bad for a country why is Germany forging ahead whilst Japan is facing an aging population and not enough people to look after it.
* Is the current Conservative Government made up of reliable sensible pragmatists or does it contain increasing numbers of Donald Trump style fanatics?
Like many people I am desperately worried about the future of our country. So I will be standing again in the General Election for the Green Party and hoping to win even more votes than the 3,116 we managed in Skipton and Ripon last time. I can think of few worse jobs to do than to be an MP so this has nothing to do with personal gain or ambition. I happen to think that when you believe strongly that something is going badly wrong with your country you are obliged to stand up against it either with your vote or by standing yourself.
We electors need to give a strong message back to Theresa May. She wants a compliant nation that does what she thinks is best and she isn't even prepared to argue it out in a TV debate. What we actually need is long term thinking and investment in future technology. Unless we get our country at the forefront of the next phase of technology it won't matter whether we are in or out of the EU. People will only buy our products if they are modern, well designed and of high quality. In 30 years from now do you believe that our industries are going to be driven by burning fossils dug out of the ground?
Please vote for a party that believes in positive change.
Vote Green on June 8th.