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Name: Clive Morrison
Candidate for: Edmonton
Party: Christian Party
HELPING young people will be the key issue for Clive Morrison if he gets elected in next week's General Election.
Jamaican-born Mr Morrison, 50, decided to stand as the Christian Party candidate for Edmonton after the Conservatives "ran down" youth services in the borough.
The married father-of-two, who attended Southgate Technical College and Kingsway College, Camden, became a foster carer in 2002, first joining Hackney Council and later Haringey Council in 2006.
He was elected to Enfield Council in 1998 and served as a Labour councillor for four years. During that period he served as chairman of the children and young people's scrutiny panel and deputy cabinet member for regeneration on the council executive.
He has also served as a governor at Houndsfield Primary and Salisbury Secondary Schools.
Mr Morrison said: "Since having left local government, I have been a foster carer and continued to serve young people.
"I cannot divorce myself from them - they are our future.
"We need to rebuild pride and respect into our communities, instilling Christian Party principles as those championed by Mary Whitehouse."
He added: "I went into politics because the Conservative Party had run down youth services to the bone.
"Since the Conservatives have regained the majority in council, they have further taken away provisions to the extent that our youths are killing one another on our streets."
Residents should vote for Morrison, he said, because unlike the mainstream parties, he will not take votes for granted.
He said: "I have put myself forward to serve the community, acknowledging that there is no greater power than the one above through which we act by faith.
"We ask that you put your cross by the cross."
For further information about the Christian Party visit www.christianparty.org.uk.
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