Des is a retired builder who knows the ethos of hard work and experience of raising a family. Together with his wife Irene, Des has four living children and eight grandchildren.
Life’s experience has taught Des that we need positive, life-affirming principles to help us in our lives. Des believes that Labour DLP is equipped with the right principles to bring about much needed positive and life-affirming change to our society.
In particular, DLP principles which mean a lot to Des include:
- The sacredness of human life, from conception to natural death
- Orthodox, universal and time-tested values for a free, caring society
- The family as the guardian of human freedoms vis-a-vis the state
- The authority of just law
- Distributive democracy
High values indeed, and much challenged today. Nevertheless, Des firmly believes that striving after them is of positive benefit to all people.