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Manifesto: Amy Acock

"I believe that the world is at a point now where the decisions of its citizens make the biggest differences. The current political situation around the world is the worst it’s ever been and opinions are divided. I believe the world needs to change before it’s too late so that children are not left to clean up the mess of older generations.

An area I am passionate about is that we need to protect our emergency services and pay them what they truly deserve. They put their lives on the line every day and they are not given the support they need to ensure their mental health does not suffer. They deal with difficult situations every day yet get paid minimal amounts.

As someone who has grown up with a dad who has been a police officer for 22 years and a mum who has been a nurse for 25 years, I see first-hand the effects of low pay, with my parents constantly worrying about money for different things, even food. I believe that people who do the most difficult jobs shouldn’t have to worry about essentials like this.

I feel strongly about our current justice system, I do not believe we have enough prisons. I feel that if we increase the amount of prisons then we could give longer sentences for violent crimes. This may in turn deter criminals from committing crime if they thought they would serve a longer sentence. Although this would increase the prison population it would mean the UK was a safer place to live.

I feel I would make a fantastic MYP as I am very passionate about politics, currents affairs and being able to make positive changes to people’s lives. As a 15 year old female I fall within one of the highest groups on the Wirral and identify with many of the issues faced by young people today. As a sufferer of anxiety and low mood I am only to aware of the lack of support and resources available to support young people with their mental health. We do have some fantastic services on the Wirral and as a MYP I would ensure that young people are aware of support available by use of social media and through school education. I want young people to be given the opportunity to discuss their concerns and I feel that I am an approachable, non-judgemental person.   

Overall I have a lot of ideas on how to make the UK and the Wirral safer for its citizens and an all-round nicer place to live and work. I look forward to hearing from you and possibly working with you."