Support Melvyn Akins
Melvyn was brought up in North Kensington and is standing for Renew to reform politics in the UK.
Why get active in politics now?
"The community centres and facilities I grew up with are shutting down or being sold off and I don’t know any more where young people will go. Living here in Maidenhead, I want to make a difference by helping to create a community my daughters will always want to call home.
"For too long now, there have been too many unheard voices in our nation. That has to change. We need better housing and more of it. We need more spaces and facilities for young people to thrive in. And we need to be heard so we can open up opportunities across our society. I’m not red or blue; I just care about where I live and who lives here. I believe politics is not about the interest of parties, but about getting good people in to represent voters as well as possible."