Torpoint Division Local Elections 2021
Torpoint Division Louis Sanderson
I was born and have lived in South-East Cornwall for all my life, first living in Millbrook before moving to Torpoint two years ago. I went to Millbrook Primary School as a child, followed by secondary school at Torpoint Community College all the way through to taking my A-Levels last year. I am planning to continue my education at the University of Exeter, where I’ll be studying medicine with the aim of becoming a doctor.
I have been working at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth over the past year, first as a cleaner, then as a porter. The NHS has such a special place in my heart, and that is not just down to the excellent care it has given me and my family over the years. It’s because the mission of the NHS – to provide quality healthcare free at the point of use to anyone who needs it – means it is such a powerful tool in creating an equal society, removing the anxiety of illness from millions of families.
Living in Cornwall, it is impossible not to be impressed by our sense of community in our towns and villages, but for too long Cornwall has been neglected by those in power. Poverty is far too commonplace, transport – such as our ferries and buses – is sporadic and unreliable, and the lack of truly affordable housing for Cornish families is clear for all to see. If I were to be elected, I promise to always fight for Torpoint’s fair share from County Hall and ensure that the Council always puts pressure on the Government to up its game when it comes to supporting Cornwall. A fairer future is possible, and it begins with standing up for what’s right on the local stage.
It would be an absolute pleasure to hear your thoughts on what Torpoint needs to make this community even stronger. What do we need to improve, or is there anything you are particularly proud of around here? Feel free to let me know by email: email@example.com or send me a message on Facebook.