I Believe...

Families matter – strong, stable families are the heart of a healthy nation

Strong local communities matter

A good education includes giving young people principles, values and boundaries

Many TV programmes and media products are a negative influence on children

Those who can work should work

Every life is precious – no insignificant person has ever been born

The vulnerable, poor and dispossessed deserve our compassion and practical help, both here and abroad

Kindness, courtesy and respect for others are overdue a comeback in our society

Politicians should exhibit integrity, clear leadership and direction for our nation

My vision, my passion, is for us to build a society which we are all proud to be part of and where our children, and their children, can safely grow up to achieve their true potential.