Hi, I’m Sailesh Patel and I’m a 16 year who loves politics and everything about it, and unlike many of the other contributors on this site, I do not intend to study politics, but instead remain an observer to a contact sport. I’m studying an IT BTEC and aspires to have a career in programming.
If I had to describe myself politically, I would probably say that I believe in a smaller government because what we have currently in my opinion, isn’t needed along with many other quangos and regulations which strangle the ability of small businesses to prosper.
I’m a pragmatist and not driven by any particular ideologies (which is why I have no formal party association although I would probably vote Conservative) as I have little time for partisan (or tribal) politics, instead wishing to focus on real change such as introducing a more proportional representative system (preferably the Single Transferable Vote) for electing MPs, an reformed House of Lords (somewhat similar to the Bundesrat in Germany). I also want to make the whole democratic process more digital to make it much easier for more people to get involved in the whole process.
I also believe that the BBC should be abolished and it should be replaced with either a subscription service or create money from advertisement revenue because it is completely unfair that one organisation gets a high advantage over its competitors.
Issues I’m passionate about:
Backbench MPs who are ‘good eggs’:
“One child, one teacher, one book & one pen can change the world” - Malala Yousafzai