I am retired and have been a member of the Labour Party for over 30 years.
I am concerned about housing issues and in particular the lack of affordable housing and reasonably priced private rental accommodation.
These concerns must be addressed for the benefit of all generations as failure to do so will contribute towards in-work poverty and homelessness.
I am standing to give voters the opportunity to accept these challenges and to try to challenge the current approach by the Tories to these issues.
I trust you will consider providing me with the chance to tackle these problems for the benefit of all of us.