North Devon Labour's Prospective Parliamentary Candidate
Finola ONeill is a local GP who has worked in North Devon for 10 years – in A&E and then local surgeries in North Devon and Torridge. She lives in Braunton with her husband, Dave.
She is studying an MA in Law and volunteers at a Law Clinic which has given her a good understanding of problems presented by the health, social care, housing and benefits systems and intends to use these skills to help resolve problems for individual constituents.
When she’s not working or studying she is found at the beach surfing and is a keen member of her local motorcycle community. She is a committed environmentalist and is an active supporter of Extinction Rebellion and the School Climate Strikes.
“The next election cannot be about Brexit alone – Labour is committed to giving the people a final say on any deal but first we need to address the needs of our community, suffering like the rest of the country after 10 years of austerity. We need to tackle low pay and uncertain work contracts, address the high cost of housing, and the threat to our NHS posed by stealth privatisation and cuts upon cuts. We need to protect our elderly with free personal care for all, not limited by means testing.
The climate crisis is time critical and the next term of government will prove decisive. We need a massive expansion of affordable public transport and renewable energy, (labourgnd.uk). We need to build on the impressive grass roots movements we have seen in the last year from Extinction Rebellion and the School Climate Strikes with a comprehensive program of legislation and investment which the next Labour government will provide. We will create local Climate Forums in North Devon to work with the community and be guided by their collective knowledge and skills.”
“ I will seek to represent all of the constituents of North Devon and fight for their needs and problems in the way that I have for my patients in my twenty years as a doctor.”