Name: Dawn Barnes
Candidate for: Witney
Party: Liberal Democrat
DAWN Barnes grew up in Lancashire and moved to Oxfordshire after completing a degree in English and French.
She lives in north London with her partner but has many friends in the area and works as a communications manager for an environmental design and regeneration company with offices in Cassington.
Dawn would like to see a fairer Britain with more opportunities for people including a better start in school, fairer taxes and strong environmental policies to provide employment and address climate change.
She is a founder member of the Oxford Reading Group and enjoys photography and walking.
She said creating a fairer tax system for all was a key priority, adding: “We proposed to increase tax allowances. To put that in context that is £700 for the average working person, or £1,400 for a working couple which is equivalent to an annual Band D council tax bill.
“I will support local High Street businesses and Post Offices. We have really good high streets in our market towns with a good mix of stores and it’s really important to support them.”
“I very much want to see more affordable housing but at the same time development must be sensitive and you have to give homes the infrastructure they need.”
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