Steven's Priorities for Walthamstow
Reduce Youth unemployment
Raised aspiration, create jobs and opportunities, lowering voting age to 16! Give us our vote!
Job & Growth
Create a start-up and technology hub. Bringing international investment into Walthamstow, local regeneration for local peopleRead More
Hands off our NHS! No to privatisation of our NHS! Keeping NHS free at the point of use!Read More
Affordable housing, not luxurious apartment for Russian, Chinese and Singaporean investors, instead their can invest in our local economies and SMEs. Building 190,000 new affordable homesRead More
• Cap on a number of betting shops on our high street. Limit a number of junk food shop near schools or on our High streetRead More
Supporting our local schools, protecting school budgets, introduced pupil premiumRead More
Introduced ‘Triple Lock’
Pensions rise with inflations, earnings or 2.5%, whichever is the highest. Increased pensions by £800 a year since 2010. Planned to raise the state pension from £107 to around £144
Crime & Safety
Reduce violent crime, raise aspiration of young people and give hope and opportunities for offenders to get out of a life of crime.Read More
More Money for people on low incomes. Libdem have given 25 million working people an £825 tax cutRead More
A message from Steven
Nobody cares about us, only we can help ourselves
When the national lottery adverts offer you more hope than Labour and Tories, the future for our next generation is doomed. Labour and Tories politicians have no vision for Britain; offer no hope, no dreams, all empty promises, just an ordinary party machine. Let’s unlock the potential, be innovative, shake up the balance of power, the key to unlocking the potential is collaboration and interconnection led by the Liberal Democrats.
Saving a lost generation, fixing the broken Britain
Born in the last significant colony of the empire – British Hong Kong, and raised in a working class family here in London, I understand the struggles that each of you are having, more than any ambitious politician does. My mother is a cleaner and dinner lady and my father is a Dim sum chief, both of whom work at least 15 hours a day. I left my 9-to-5 jobs to work 16-hour days for nothing to stand this general election, because I believe in change, radical changes. Walthamstow can’t wait anymore, Britain can’t wait anymore. In this agile environment, we have to act quickly and make swift choices. Making a difference in my community is a source of my energy, once elected, I will transform Walthamstow into a start-ups hub, divert resources and focus away from Old Street, city and west end into otter London (such as Walthamstow), help underprivileged children in getting a life they deserve, set up vocational training program for school and college dropouts that prepare them for work, help unemployed people in a meaningful way and offer them the opportunity to get more involvement back in the society, etc. Getting Britain’s unemployed into work could unlock billion of value – and the solution could lie in encouraging entrepreneurship amongst the youth and unemployed. It is unacceptable that our high streets are being invaded by bookies, betting shops, pawnbrokers and payday lenders.
‘15 minutes away from the Global financial centre, it’s totally unacceptable that Walthamstow has one of the highest unemployment and youth unemployment rate in the United Kingdom.’
We are tired of the current political system, now is the time for people power. Let us be the shock waves that change the world, let’s be heard and not be treated as second class citizens. Without doubt, disruption by new entrants is accelerating innovation and change within the establishment. The opportunity for outer London, especially in Walthamstow is huge, let me unlock it and do what is right for our family, our community, our society and our great nations.
My political priorities are:
• Reduce Youth unemployment – raise aspiration, create jobs and opportunities to get people out of Labour’s benefit traps
• Protecting Vulnerable people – rebuilding communities, breaking down barriers, re-engage the disengaged
• Become a Trade ambassador for Walthamstow and UK plc, support our SME and highlight our competitive edge, bring inward investment from China, Russia and the Middle East
• Reduce betting shops and junk food stores
• Five Green Law –Britain’s next industrial revolution
• Give young people a vote – reduce the voting age to 16 and work with leading youth organisations such as British Youth council, British Youth Parliament, Young advisors… to give young people a permanent voice in politics
Let me help you to chase your dream and even more importantly giving you the tools and opportunities to execute that dream. Let me help you and your family to succeed for generations, let’s make sure people of Walthamstow can thrive for future generations! I am committed to helping you and your future generation succeed.
7th May 2015 – Let this day be our game changer. Together, let’s make Britain ‘Great’ again.
Let Walthamstow be a Game changer
My Pledge to you
• Donating half of my wages to local organisation
If there’s diversity in parliament, it makes everybody more creative, we need politicians who are selfless and seeing the world through a different lens. Charity begins at home; I consider being your local MP as public services, hence I pledge to donate 50% my wage to local organization.
• Reduce Youth unemployment
Raised aspiration, create jobs and opportunities
• More Money for people on low incomes
Libdem have given 25 million working people an £825 tax cut
• Create a start-up and technology hub
Bring international investment into Walthamstow, local regeneration for local people
• Support our local schools and NHS
By protecting funding and fighting for more resources, and most importantly keeping our NHS free at the point of use.
• Get people out of the Labour’s benefit traps
• Empowering vulnerable people
Rebuilding communities, breaking down barriers, re-engage the disengage
• Crime and safety
Reduce violent crime, raise aspiration of young people and give hope and opportunities for offenders to get out of a life of crime
• Reduce red tape
• Become a Trade ambassador for Walthamstow and UK plc
Support our SME and highlight our competitive edge, bringing Inward investment from China, Russia and the Middle East
• Building more house for local people
Not for investors from Singapore, China …
Liberal Democrats Track Record in Government
Tax cut, including 12 million women
11 million pensioners receiving more
taken out of income tax altogether
2010 Election Result
Turnout: 40,994 (63.4%) +8.8
2005 Election Result
Turnout: 34,444 (54.6%) +1.1
FEW WORDS ABOUT US
The High Street is dominated by Walthamstow Market, which began in 1885, and occupies all but the last 100 metres of the street. It is reputed to be a mile long, but in fact measures approximately one kilometre. It is the longest street market in Europe. The market is open five days a week (not Sunday or Monday), and there is a Sunday farmers’ market. The street is lined with shops: a selection of high-street chains, but also many independent small shops specialising in food, fabrics, and household goods, as well as cafés. The overall tone is downmarket and unique. There are two patches of new-ish development: at Sainsburys, and The Mall Selborne Walk covered shopping centre both of which have large multi-storey car parks. Shopmobility Waltham Forest operates in the Mall, loaning mobility scooters and wheelchairs, with volunteer helpers, to disabled and older people.
Walthamstow is 22 minutes away from the City of London,
National Rail and London Underground stations include:
Walthamstow Central, Blackhorse Road, Walthamstow Queen’s Road, Wood Street & St James Street Station.
London Buses routes 20; 34; 48; 58; 69; 97; 212; 215; 230; 257; 275; 357; W11; W12;W15; W19 and school route 675 and night routes N26; N38 and N73 serve Walthamstow Central Station
Walthamstow is bordered to the north by Chingford, south by Leyton and Leytonstone, east by the southern reaches of Epping Forest at Woodford and west by Tottenham and the River Lea valley. Leyton High Road, Hoe Street, Chingford Road, Chingford Mount (passing south-north through Walthamstow and its neighbouring towns) form part of an ancient route from London to Waltham Abbey.
Walthamstow Central is the main town centre and includes Selborne Road and the High Street.
Walthamstow Secondary schools include:
Frederick Bremer School
Forest School (Walthamstow)
Holy Family Catholic School
Walthamstow School for Girls
Willowfield School, a specialist Humanities College.
Sir George Monoux College
At A Glance - What we’ve done in Government
• £825 Tax cut
• 1 million new jobs, 1.6 million apprentices
• Cut deficit by 50%
Reduced borrowing by equivalent of £3000 for every household
• Protected school budgets, introduced pupil premium
• Increased pensions by £800
• Held the balance of power
Stopped Tories ruthless cuts, whilst repairing Labour’s massive credit card bills
Nothing stands still. Tomorrow, everything could change. So if we want to stay relevant, and not to be overtaken by China and India, we need to be able to change ourselves.
Look at what Labour has done to our great nation
• Who is to blame for home-grown terrorism?
War in Afghanistan, Libyan and Bush Blair’s illegal war in Iraq
• Do you know who live next-door to you?
Mass uncontrolled immigration, we don’t even know who’s in and out of the country now
• Bankrupt the nation
Budget deficit since 2003, no money left to face the recession
• Gordon brown sold UK Gold reserved at lowest price
The sale of the majority of Britain’s gold reserves for prices between $256 and $296 an ounce, current price around $1200
• Introduce 0 hours contract
Labour’s record in Walthamstow
• Red tapes and indecisive actions, everything takes 10 years to develop
Took more than 10 years to regenerate the empire cinema site and took Labour council 10 years to buy Walthamstow Granada cinema and still abandon, why isn’t there decisive action in 2003 to block the sale to the church?
• Privatization of council services
A number of our services have been privatized. Street cleaning, grounds maintenance, street lighting, highways, education, Careers, housing and Academy schools, why is our council tax going into private pockets?
• The downfall of Walthamstow Dog Track
The development initially approved by Labour led Waltham Forest council then London Mayor Boris Johnson
Would you want to Dividing United Kingdom, by having a Labour SNP coalition?
I’ve had enough of it. Walthamstow has had enough of it. It’s now the critical time for a change.
Living the British Dream – Steven Dominique Cheung
What’s making you stand in 2015?
I had so much opportunity within the establishment, especially under the Labour government. But I think the establishment is not fit for the people. The government serve their own agenda. Some of the politicians are very much disengaged from the reality and society; many of them are career politicians from a well off background, Oxbridge grads, became political researchers and then stood as a MP with no experience of having a proper job and understand the pain and suffering of the working class people. I’m so passionate about the public affairs such as the local underprivileged community, because I had similar experience myself. My mother is a cleaner, dinner lady working 15 hours a day, my father is a Dim Sum chief, who’s unfortunately addicted gambling – I find it unacceptable to have bookies, betting shops where you can lose hundreds of pounds in seconds; prawn shops, payday loan stores invading our high streets, unoccupied shops should be let out to local communities to start-up new businesses or popup stores.
There’s a lack of opportunities. Young people struggle to get a job, just because they have relatively worse family upbringing and did not go to good universities. They lose hope and go to the wrong side. Walthamstow is 15 minutes away from the world greatest financial centre, and we have one of the highest crimes, unemployment rates in the England, it’s totally unacceptable. With aging populations, youth unemployment, we have a huge task ahead. I love this country. I love my constituency. I love the people who live in one of the greatest cities in the world, that’s why I’m standing in Walthamstow.
Politics is a game for the rich and elite – it’s about time we change it
I’m fed-up of party politics, expenses scandal, cash for lobbying; politicians have no vision for Britain, how can we have a 40 years of discussion on airport expansion, 40 years to build high-speed rail, are we going backwards? Most of us would be dead by the time the line complete. Being a proud British is to put national interests before party politics.
Born in the last significant colony of the empire – British Hong Kong; I was brought up with British values, to respect thy neighbour, the law of the land, the authority, for Queen and country. My family decided to move to the UK when I was 12; I went to the worst school in the country, where GCSE pass rate was 22%, being the only British Chinese in all boy school; I faced discrimination, bullying, and culture shock. I learn from that experience that violent cannot solved any problems, we need to educate, understand our differences and make compromises, I was proactive in closing the culture gaps and leading anti-bullying campaigns, I was invited to become a young advisors and led to more political career opportunities later. From the age of 15, I had built a career profile on championing causes: ambassador for the Olympic Games, the youngest candidate for European Parliament in 2009 at the age of 19; Recognised for his outstanding efforts in developing communities and the lives of others, I have also been awarded with a Princess Diana Award in 2009. I became the UK Youth Ambassador to the G20 summit in 2010; Torch bearer of the London Olympic Games and also the Olympic village mayor as well as experience working in the charitable and financial industries. I used to support Labour, but never again, Labour has let me and my family down. Labour bankrupt this great nation once, divided people in this country, privatised council services, offering services to the riches in the expenses of the working class people (lobbying, zero hour contracts, war in Iraq…).