Entrepreneur quits outdoor business to stand for Broadland seat

Conservative parliamentary candidate for Broadland, Jerome Mayhew, gave up running the East Anglia-based Go Ape outdoor adventure business to stand in the general election on Thursday 12 December.

Mr Mayhew (pictured) said he has now campaigned in every corner of the Broadland district, saying that, while people want to hear plans for investment in the National Health Service, schools and the police, Brexit remains by far the biggest issue on the doorstep.
“Right across Broadland eight out of ten conversations start with Brexit,” he commented.
Mr Mayhew said he had got increasingly frustrated by Parliament’s inability to deliver on the result of the 2016 EU referendum.
“I felt I had to get involved to do my bit to sort this out,” he said. “We need to stop re-fighting the referendum battle, deliver on the referendum instruction and then work to bring our country back together.”
The Conservative candidate added: “I back personal aspiration and equality of opportunity for all. The free-market economy has lifted more people out of poverty than any system in human history.
“By supporting the economy we can direct its strength to tackle climate change and afford the continual investment in our public services that we all want and need.
“With government borrowing now finally back under control I back the Conservative plans for increased investment in the NHS, our schools and the police.”
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