As candidates who have lived and worked in High Peak for many years, I have today agreed a joint statement with the Liberal Democrat and Green candidates pledging that in the last two weeks of this general election campaign we will continue to campaign positively, allowing differences in policy or approach to be aired, and remaining respectful of each other throughout. You can read our full statement on below:
As local candidates, people who have lived and worked in the High Peak for many years, we know and love the unique community spirit that characterises our area. Whether it is in neighbourly conversations, community events or in times of crisis, as seen recently in Whaley Bridge, we have experienced first-hand the warmth and friendly spirit of the people of High Peak.
It is disappointing, therefore, to see negative campaigning taking place in the High Peak during this general election; targeting individual candidates or activists, and seeking to divide our community, and demean the friendly nature of the area.
As the candidates for three different political parties, we all differ on policy but share a desire to be able to debate our positions in a robust and friendly manner.
We pledge that in the last two weeks of this general election campaign we will, as we have been doing, only campaign positively, allowing differences in policy or approach to be aired, and remaining respectful throughout.
We call on other candidates in the High Peak to follow suit.