Harry McKenzie is a University of Kent graduate and current post-graduate student who is passionate about learning and getting involved to make positive changes to the world around us. Harry will often be seen going for walks in the nearby countryside, reading books in one of our many beautiful parks, or enjoying one of the many unique pubs and cafes in Canterbury.
Harry is aware of the hardships that many people (especially women) have to endure in a society that is too often unsafe. Many of his friends have been victims of abuse and harassment on the streets particularly after dark. For that reason, Harry proudly helped to organise a “Reclaim These Streets” march in 2021 to demand more to be done to make our streets safe and has attended police and community engagements on the issue since.
Harry is also an environmentalist who will often take part in litter picking, stand up for more sustainable public transport, and support local businesses that provide sustainable products. The plans to build by-passes and unnecessary developments in our green areas is appalling to Harry and he stands with local activist groups and councillors who work to stop these developments.
Harry is also passionate about youth empowerment and giving young people the tools to succeed.
He is committed to supporting local initiatives to build more parks and would work with the KCC to oppose the closure of children’s centres and provide effective resources for young people, such as more youth clubs.
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