Thomas E Kendall volunteers for Rethink, the mental health charity
Which health or social care professional has been most use to you?
The medical profession.
How would you run care services in your area differently?
Better training and more care for single people living alone.
What one thing would make your life better?
A bit more community spirit.
What event most changed your life?
A traumatic birth.
In what way has the state benefited you?
Without sick pay and the pension I’d have been in the gutter.
What would you ban?
Abortion on demand.
What superhero would you be?
Martin Luther King.
What is your favourite book?
Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu. You can read it for ever.
When did you last cry?
About seven years ago when the outside wall of my outside loo fell down.
What is your favourite expression?
Look after yourself.
Who would you like to swap places with?
Anyone who has beaten their mental illness.
What cause would you fight for?
I already do, the “right to life”.
How would you like to be remembered?
As the man who got the Abortion Act 1967 repealed.
What is the most important lesson you have learned?