Introducing Victoria Collins

April 24, 2021 3:36 AM
By Victoria Collins in Linked In
Originally published by Chinese Liberal Democrats

Victoria Collins in IslingtonI've thought long and hard about this. I've often tried to keep business and politics separate but the crises we're all facing are too big to ignore. I see this as an important stance in civic engagement.

If there's any way you can get more involved in helping your local community - do it.

So here I am, standing to be a local Councillor in the UK.

❓ What is a local Councillor?
In the UK, the primary level of elections takes place across a ward (there are around 10k in the UK each with an average of 5k). Each of those wards has three Councillors representing them.

🤝 Why local Councillor?
The more I've got involved in politics, the more I realise the importance of Councillors on the front line. A good Councillor helps local residents get the support they need. They help shape local policies on social support, health, housing, waste and recycling, health, transport, culture and environment.

🔶 Why the Liberal Democrats?
No party is perfect. I joined the LibDems in the fight to stop Brexit. Since then I've discovered a group of people who care about helping people and making a difference. We stand for individual freedoms as well as supporting the community. We're about tolerance, fairness and equal opportunity.