MY VISION: Empower people and build a better community

Peter Dawe

I am someone who wants to share ideas. I seek to encourage and enable people. People who have the energy and shared values and vision. The people who’ll ultimately make the world a better place.

Peter Dawe

DEMOCRACY

As an Independent candidate, I can bring a range of radical innovations to local government that could not be delivered by traditional party political candidates.

In particular, I will keep asking the electorate what their policies and priorities are throughout my Mayorship, rather than presenting a wide range of policies and priorities at election time and then choosing which one to implement once in power.

Using the Web, and social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) you can keep the Mayor appraised of what issues are important to you. And the Mayor can inform and consult constituents about key decisions which affect them.

Council policy will be dynamic and responsive, rather than the current wasteful process of the council proposing a policy, going to consultation and then either going ahead or abandoning the policy.

INNOVATION

Over the last 40 years I have initiated over 80 projects seeking to make the world a better place. I believe that local government has got stuck in a way of operating that preserves old ways of doing things, when there are better alternatives:

  • Modern modular homes are a quick and inexpensive way of reducing the housing crisis. Should Cambridgeshire be at the forefront of this?
  • Many cities use shuttle minibuses rather than traditional buses to provide public transport. Are there routes in Cambridgeshire where this approach is better?
  • Skills needed for businesses, such as building, electronic, food and engineering, are not being developed in our education system. Could a radical change of provision (e.g., moving delivery to the workplace) solve this?

DELIVERY

By involving the electorate throughout the development of policies, initiatives can be delivered rapidly and effectively.

A Can-Do Mayor can empower partners to deliver desired services without the council needing to interfere. Supportive planning decisions, location of resources and not competing with third party initiatives can deliver outcomes more efficiently.

I have 40 years’ experience of working in partnerships: from building a multinational LSE quoted company, to building and operating a homeless shelter. I believe that I can deliver successful change strategies in a challenging and changing environment.

Would you like to help me to make Cambridgeshire and Peterborough a better place for us all?

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