Sunny Virk

16 Sep 2022
Sunny Virk

Sunny Virk, our Lib Dem prospective parliamentary candidate for Tamworth

Sunny grew up in the Midlands and knows the region well. His mother and father have been shop keepers running a business which was a focal point for the local community. From a young age he has learnt the value and importance of helping the community.

He is a barrister and mediator with a specialist practice. At the start of the Covid pandemic, along with other local volunteers, he worked to ensure that vulnerable people in his community received essential food, medicine and supplies. At the same time, he helped to ensure that there was the least delay possible to the administration of justice by attending Birmingham's Nightingale Civil Court.

In 2013 Sunny ran the London Marathon for 'Save the Rhino' and he summited Mt. Kilimanjaro in 2016 to raise money for Zoe's Place Baby Hospice.

Sunny says:

"I'll be fighting for better NHS provision in Tamworth Constituency; reduced ambulance waiting times and updated medical facilities. People need better hospital access and much better mental health provision across the constituency. The George Bryan Centre needs to be fully re-opened as soon as possible.

British farmers are rightly worried that the UK will be flooded with poor quality food at a price which undercuts the food they produce as they adhere to our high environmental and animal welfare standards. The Basic Payment Scheme represented 80% of farming income but it is being phased out over the next 5 years. Farmers have already lost about 20% of this with no clarity about the future. I am greatly concerned about this both for farmers and for food security for all of us.

I'm a strong supporter of the Lib Dem policy of 'Skills Wallets' through which everyone at 25 would receive a bursary for education and training. And I'm also very concerned at the erosion of our civil liberties, freedoms and rights that have been whittled away by successive labour and conservative governments."

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