The Forest of Dean has always been a very independent place, and we're not about to become 'West Gloucestershire', or 'West London' for that matter- without a fight!
We intend to kick-off a conversation about independence, and following in the footsteps of Wales, Scotland, Cornwall and Yorkshire, move towards a progressive devolution from Westminster!
We will put an end to local corruption and work to empower communities from the bottom-up, ensuring our Towns and Parishes have more of the powers, finances and responsibilities they need to serve their communities. We will redirect taxes away from London and reinvest them locally instead. Local political power will start in the Home and 'trickle-up' through the Parish and Town councils, instead of starting and ending with District's Cabinet.