York postgrad to stand in General Election

She will refuse the £67K a year

Megan Ollerhead is a York postgraduate student who plans to stand in the upcoming General Election for TUSC (Trade Unionist and Social Coalition) in York Central.

She says she would take some pay but would refuse to take the £67k a year.

Ollerhead spoke to York Vision: “It’s a matter of principle. I’m not happy about the thought of being on 67 grand a year if the people I’m allegedly representing are having to use food banks.”

Her plans include sending money to “community causes, trade unions and charities in the area,” along with bringing in a £10 minimum wage and working to combat zero-hour contracts.

While she said she understands why people wouldn’t want to vote, she says she is “playing to win.”