An independent candidate has vowed to donate half his salary to a local food bank if he is elected as the MP for Lichfield.
John Madden will contest the poll on 12th December.
The father of four – who has lived in Lichfield for 18 years – said he was keen to give voters an alternative option to the usual party politics.
And Mr Madden said he was keen to show his commitment to the local area.
“I would support local food banks,” he told Lichfield Live.
“If elected I would gladly donate 50% of the MP salary to food banks in Lichfield district.
“I wonder if other candidates will commit to do the same?”
Mr Madden said his decision to stand as an independent meant he was able to stand on a manifesto of things he truly believes in.
“I am for the people – but I am on my own though,” he said. “There is no-one pulling the strings.
“I am against the universal credit system and believe an alternative needs to be found.
“I also believe we need to abolish student loans as well as doing more to support the elderly.”
Candidates confirmed for the Lichfield seat at the General Election so far are:
- Michael Fabricant (Conservatives)
- John Madden (Independent)
- Paul Ray (Lib Dems)
- Dave Robertson (Labour)