Parliament isn't working and politics needs to change - I want to help bring about that change. Parliament isn't equipped to make crucial decisions that will affect our future - we need MPs with a deep and varied skills and a willingness to dive in to the detail and not listen to the best lobbyists. I can and will be one of the MPs - and I hope you'll help me get there.
As an engineer in the space industry, with local government experience, I will raise the bar of debate and demand policy that reflects the future of Britain's prosperity - policy that is rooted developing high tech industry, international trade and investment in research and development. We need a society that decentralises the economy and invests in education, and social mobility. We need to recognise again the importance of manufacturing supply lines and the movement of people across borders. There is a better way than the reductive, lazy, nationalism poisoning and I need your help to help get us there.
I want to represent Watford, to be an MP that voices resident concerns and gives back in frank clarity to residents. I want to protect and enhance Watford's position as a centre of European industry and research and I want to lead the charge for infrastructure investment and a renewed purpose in R&D. Britain lags behind in R&D investment across the OECD and too often the expertise of industry is sidelined to political ease.
I have worked on international space projects and launched multiple craft into orbit - I know the importance of international collaboration, the challenge of correct and shared regulation and the fundamental benefit of the freedom of movement. Brexit must be opposed, the UK must Remain in the EU and then get to work on treating the problems affecting the UK.
If you can help me reach that goal, please donate to my campaign.