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Independent candidate for Newark, Lyn Galbraith, looking beyond party lines in upcoming General Election on July 4

An unaligned Independent candidate has set out her General Election priorities.

Lyn Galbraith, along with English Democrats candidate Matthew Darrington, were the last candidates to announce they would be running for election in the Newark constituency.

The Independent candidate is running on the promise of representation beyond party political lines.

Lyn Galbraith, Independent candidate for Newark. Photo: Lyn Galbraith.
Lyn Galbraith, Independent candidate for Newark. Photo: Lyn Galbraith.

Lyn stated that she believes in science led, evidence based policy making in all areas, with a focus on rural matters.

Key priorities include stopping construction of industrial size solar farms, prioritising animal welfare, preventing micromanagement of rural affairs by Westminster, and encouraging a holistic approach to rural management.

She added: “We are stewards of our land, we need to work together to ensure a future for generations to come.

“We need collaborative, evidence led policies that will be effective at protecting the environment, not lining individual pockets.”

There is also a plan to prevent the NHS being used as a ‘political football’, and ensure the future of the health service through long term cross party planning and cooperation — adding that she would immediately lobby to ensure free parking at all hospitals for NHS staff.

Finally, Lyn shared her views on tackling social issues and immigration, saying: “We expect a country to support its people, which is why when immigrants are housed, fed, clothed and provided for but our homeless are left on the streets we feel aggrieved.

“We have endless compassion for people coming to this country but not endless resources — immigrants must wait three years before claiming benefits.”

The UK General Election is scheduled to take place on July 4.

The candidates confirmed for the Newark constituency are (listed alphabetically):

• Michael Ackroyd - Green Party

• Saj Ahmad - Labour

• Adrian Amer - Independent

• Matthew Darrington - English Democrats

• Lyn Galbraith - Independent

• Robert Jenrick - Conservative

• Robert Palmer - Reform UK

• Collan Siddique - Workers Party of Britain

• David Watts - Liberal Democrats

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