About Braden- By Himself
I was born in 1991 in Bishop Auckland in County Durham and used to live in Spennymoor until I moved to Ashington when I was in first school. I moved around, but never lived outside the North-East of England.
Over the past two years I have recently spent time in youth politics around the UK and local youth politics in Northumberland. My hopes are that I will continue to do well enough in school and that I will get the grades I want for my AS levels while enjoying myself.
My fears are that this recession will bite and affect me and my family as well as people I know. I get angry when people talk at me, or when people don’t listen to what I have to say and ignore my opinions.
This is particularly true when politicians don’t answer the question which was asked. I am opinionated, logical, ambitious.
I couldn’t live without the Internet. I use it for my school work, socialising, keeping in contact with friends and organising.
I rely on the Internet for everything. I am proud to gain amongst the best GCSE results in my school year.
My ambitions are to do well in my A levels and go on to a red brick university to study economics. I would also like to move back up north after university and become a local councillor.
I would make the world fairer. Wipe out starvation and death from easily preventable disease. Also I would stop the exploitation of the planet and protect our natural environments.
I bite my nails and write so badly I can’t read it later on.
Aug 2007 – Sep 2011: Northumberland Young Leader: He said: “I take my responsibilities as Young Leader very seriously. I strongly believe that children and young people have to be listened to.”
Oct 2010 – Nov 2011: HMS Calliope, Gateshead – Officer Cadet – Royal Navy: Carrying out all necessary duties on board and on shore.
Jan 2011 – May 2011: Events Coordinator, Durham: I was a local organiser for the Yes to Fairer Votes campaign. On May 5, 2011 the public decided not to change the first past the post election system.
Mar 2011 – May 2012: Northumberland – Big Northumberland – Worked with others on a social enterprise funded scheme aimed at increasing the economic opportunities of young people.
Jan 2012 – May 2012: Mid-Formartine, Aberdeenshire – Local government candidate – Scottish Labour Party in Mid Formartine. Finished fourth in the preference vote. Not elected. http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/elections/local/detail.asp?wardID=8
Apr 2012 – Sep 2012: Trainee – McDonald’s Corporation. Training programme for external applicants to McDonald’s.
Sep 2012 – Feb 2013: McDonald’s Corporation. Lead a team delivering services to the public
Feb 2013 – May 2015: London, United Kingdom – Parliamentary Assistant – Work as a Special Advisor for Dame Anne Begg MP.Commons
September 2014; Braden Davy is a wee bit disorientated – Mind you he’s only just arrived in the field of Scottish politics
According to Braden he voted YES in the Referendum, but will not be joining the SNP. Fair enough……. But wait…it looks to me like Braden might have actually voted NO, and being an agent for the NO campaign had authorisation to enter polling stations wearing his NO rosette.
I might be wrong of course. Maybe there is more than one Braden Davy in Aberdeen who is politically motivated. And maybe they all have the same picture on their twitter accounts. Or maybe this is just a big set up to fool us all. Never let it be said I don’t consider all the possibilities.
Most interesting I thought was the posters disgust for the professionalism of politics. Odd for Mr Braden then to publicise that kind of thinking seeing as he is a youth Councillor in Aberdeen and so we can assume is a would be real Councillor as soon as ever he can. Making him a potential career politician with no grounding in real life other than a stint on JSA and housing benefit when he was 20.
What is clear is his hatred for the Tories, although not clearly a patch on his distaste for the SNP otherwise why did he vote “No” and condemn Scotland to having a Tory government two thirds of the time!
11 Dec 2014: Braden Davy’s Twitter Profile:
Labour puppet for Gordon. Standing to become the first adolescent MP. Fighting to stop any meaningful change in Westminster. Big fan of kleptocracy. A post to his followers in Gordon. “Good morning fellow northern Britizens. How are we all today?” Answers: None as yet.
Dec 2014: My Manifesto
I have lived in the Aberdeen area for a year and a half. I want to see young people thrive and prosper. The best way this can happen is by ensuring that all young people have a bright future, that young people have opportunities and that people have enough money to make ends meet.
Everyone should earn a decent wage. Currently the minimum wage for a 16 year old is £3.68 an hour. This is shockingly low, some argue that this is fine since they live at home. Yet, for those over 18, it is just over £5, and for those over 21 still only £6 an hour. This is not acceptable. People who work hard should be paid for their hard work. The least everyone can expect is a fair wage, for a fair days work. All those in work should receive the living wage of £7.45 per hour for someone to support their family, afford to pay rent and live comfortably.
This is what I want to see happen, and will work with all organisations, (except the SNP, Labour Party policy) to campaign for this. Everyone should have access to apprenticeships and training. Aberdeen is the oil capital of Europe.