I hope this email finds you well?
I’m responding on behalf of Ben Twomey in answer to the email you sent all the PCC candidates. From my perspective and that of LEAP U.K. he’s the most important candidate in the country. His record speaks for itself, he was the drug policy lead for Ron Hogg, as he was for David Jamieson and prompted the city centre drug testing with The Loop.
Ben sends his apologies for not answering directly. He’s in the last few days and is snowed under. It’s my pleasure as an ally to answer for him. Any help you can get him is really appreciated. As you are aware, narrow margins matter in this election. But please consider, quiet support from the cannabis consuming community is of the most use. We just have to spread the word and get people to vote. If every person who cares about drug policy reform voted the same way it have such an impact.
His record speaks for itself, check out the Labour List, but bear in mind we wouldn’t be talking about defacto decriminalisation of cannabis if Ben hadn’t written the policies for Durham. Here’s a typical quote from Ben..
“No-one defends the war on drugs anymore, yet in their silence, it continues to destroy communities and wreck lives. It is time for a public health approach that will protect children, save lives and reduce crime.”
I hope this assists.