Chay Morris STANDING IN Truro Boscawen FOR CORNWALL COUNCIL
My name is Chay Morris and I am a 20 year old who cares about my community, county and country.
I went to school in Cornwall where I focussed on performing arts. After school I volunteered for a charitable organisation supporting refugees in Greece. I worked in Greece for a couple of months last year in clothing distribution and activities for children.
My interest in the issues that face all of us has stemmed from that feeling that many of us share, that something is not right.
Education is a key issue for me, I want to see a system that informs us on social, political and global issues, so that we can all work together to solve them. As a young person I know all too well that we leave our education system with little that prepares us for 'the real world'. I have friends who leave college not knowing what any of the major political parties stand for, what issues face our country or our world, how they can be involved, or on a practical level how taxes, insurance or banking works.
These are core areas that we all should be able to navigate with confidence, but can't.
For older people the education system is behind them and many councillors have a lot more experience with the issues the generations before me face. I feel strongly that the young voices are heard. I feel it is important to fill that void and furthermore open up opportunities for cross-generation communication.
For example, what can we do about student housing and the effect it has on the community? And is there a way for the youth and the older generations to engage with one another and help build bridges, reconcile issues and create a foundation for a stronger, more caring and supportive community? If elected, I would like to help build that bridge.
Across the board I feel that the young voice should be heard for employment, housing, health & wellbeing, a cohesive community. There is so much potential that would benefit all our lives if we face these issues together. Labour is about giving a voice to those unheard. To making something glorious happen when we all listen and are all listened too. I want to represent your voices because I care and that’s why I am standing as a Labour candidate.