2015 Parliamentary Adopted Candidates
Greenwich and Woolwich
Originally from South Wales, Ryan worked as a care assistant in an elderly residential care home prior to joining the British Army.
Ryan has lived in Greenwich for the last 10 years, having served in the British Army for 9 years which included operational tours of both Kosovo in 2000, and Iraq in 2004 before being posted to the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich.
Since leaving the Army, Ryan has worked in Engineering Recruitment before becoming an IT Support Engineer. He has been on the Parochial Church Council of St Alfege Church, Greenwich for the last 4 years.
Ryan has previously stood in local Council elections in Greenwich Borough, standing for the Conservatives in 2006 and 2010 before joining UKIP and standing in Eltham in 2014.
I am 31 years old and have lived in the North East of England all of my life. My father was a coal miner and my mother a nurse.
I have a full time job working in a supervisory capacity for Tesco and I run a small wrestling promotion business. I love sport in general but I am passionate about wrestling and have been a semi-professional wrestler for several years.
I am also very passionate about politics and have had experience as a war councillor in a nearby town. Next year I hope to wrestle Hartlepool from the clutches of the Labour Party and look forward to tackling the problems which face Hartlepool.
These problems, such as high unemployment, health issues and below national average educational achievements have been ignored by successive Labour and Conservative governments.
The only way to break this cycle of deprivation is by electing a UKIP MP. UKIP is the only party which can beat Labour in Hartlepool. The recent Local and European Election are the proof of this
I am the 47 year old managing director of a specialist marketing and communications firm.
I have been married since 1996 and we moved to Derbyshire with our daughter in 2000 so that she could grow up in a safe and healthy environment. Our membership of the European Union is destroying our democracy, impoverishing our country and eating away at our national self-belief. Getting out is a priority but it is not the solution to all our problems. It is symbolic of the wider challenges of restoring democracy and in doing so putting common sense rather than crazy dogma back where it belongs, at the heart of our national life.
Giving parents the right to create new Grammar Schools and pupils the chance to pursue apprenticeship qualifications are priorities for me because these policies give to the many the opportunities that money so often gives to the few.
Grantham and Stamford
Marietta King is a Cabinet Maker, Designer and Antique Furniture Restorer. She is Managing Director of a small furniture business in Rutland and has lived, worked & is very familiar with the Constituency of Grantham & Stamford. When selected by the Local UKIP Branch as their Candidate she was delighted. After 33 years managing her business plus 21 years as Chairman of the company that manages the Industrial Estate, Marietta is well qualified to be an effective Member of Parliament. She has a logical, enquiring mind and a direct manner of speech.
Never before having been a member of a Political Party, because of their un-kept promises, lies and u-turns, Marietta joined UKIP some eleven years ago and became, and still is, Chairman of the Rutland, Melton & Harborough Branch. She has been a Candidate in the last two General Elections for UKIP. As promised when selected, she is in the process of closing the business to give all her time to fight this critical election.
'I am not a professional politician, and - as I am unlikely to become a Minister - I will be able to concentrate on being a full time MP for every-one in the Grantham and Stamford Constituency. With Common Sense we can once again take control of our own country.'
Isle of Wight
Iain McKie, UKIP's Parliamentary candidate for the Isle of Wight is 46, and married with a young son. He holds a Masters' Degree in European Politics and is a specialist in Low Carbon Energy Policy.
He has over two decades experience at senior management level in international trade and finance. He has had newspaper articles published on carbon emissions, and has appeared on radio and television.
He cites his key focus areas for the Isle of Wight to be education, healthcare and investment. He has also provided a novel solution for the ferries' pricing.
Islington South and Finsbury
I was born in Islington and have always lived, worked and now run my own small technology business here. Labour don’t understand business; Tories don’t understand ordinary working class people both have relinquished control of our borders to the European Union providing an influx of cheap nannies for the well-off and low-cost staff for big businesses.
As a lifelong libertarian, I don’t blame migrants for seeking better lives here, my own ethnically diverse family did exactly that, but it’s time to take back control of Britain’s borders and create a fair, decent open society with sufficient school places, hospital beds, houses and jobs that enable our families to live happy fulfilled lives, free from ALL forms of discrimination.
Let me be perfectly clear, UKIP is not about race or colour, it is about common sense policies and a brand of decency that will help put the Great back into Britain.
Heywood and Middleton
John is 61 and lives in Northwich, Cheshire. His wife is a special needs carer and they have two grown up children.
John had never been a member of a political party until he joined UKIP in 2011.
In 2014 he fought two high profile Parliamentary by-elections, Wythenshawe & Sale East, followed by Heywood & Middleton, where he lost by only 617 votes, UKIP’s best ever result from a standing start.
John was brought up on council estates in both the Greater Manchester constituencies he fought in. He started work at sixteen and ended up in London working in the publishing business (music, film and video) for ten years.
He then returned North, and worked as a senior executive in the computer and video games industry running a global operation for SONY. Since 2001 John has been an investor and director in a number of high tech start-up companies, more recently running his own software business.
John supports UKIP because he wants Parliament, not the EU to be the sole arbiter of the laws that govern how the UK is run. He’s appalled at how the political class have given away the UK’s sovereignty without the permission of the people.
Darran Palmer has been chosen by UKIP to stand at the 2015 General Election in the Hazel Grove constituency.
Darran was born at Stepping Hill Hospital and has lived in the area his whole life, attending Marple Hall secondary school, and Marple Ridge Danyers College.
He worked in the banking industry as a fully qualified Financial Advisor before going self-employed and running a successful business for the last 7 years.
Darran says ‘I'm standing in the election as we need real change, both locally and nationally. At this year’s election you have two choices; to vote for a local businessman with real life experience, or to vote for one of three career politicians’
Locally Darran is demanding a referendum on the SEMMMS road. Stage 1 is likely to increase traffic in parts of the area, and Stage 2 will go through the middle of the constituency, placing a dual carriageway close to too many houses, with potentially no real benefit.
He is campaigning for more free parking and pushing for the council to stop wasting millions of pounds of tax payers’ money on vanity projects in Stockport town centre, and spend that money where it is needed.
I am honoured to be chosen as your Parliamentary Candidate for Havant.
Since 1979 I have lived in Leigh Park, Bedhampton and Hayling Island and, being a local man, I know our area well and the challenges we face in Havant.
I graduated at the University of Southampton as an engineer and changed career and I am now a qualified accountant, with extensive experience in both manufacturing and business.
I am currently a Havant Borough Councillor for Hayling Island where I do my best for my ward residents and I would do the same for you.
The principles I hold dear are:
(1) Honesty and Integrity in all I do
(2) Application of common sense and sound business principles
(3) UKIP Policy as shown on www.ukip.org.uk
UKIP won the European Elections here in Havant.
Thank you very much indeed to the 38% of you who voted for us.
We believe that we are the only alternative to the Conservatives in Havant and we ask that you help us to win again in 2015. We were also successful in the local elections in 2014, electing our first UKIP councillors in both Stakes and Hayling Island and we ask for your continued support.
Kevin D Smith
I’m not your usual career politician but a self-made, former local businessman and family man. My roots in our great city go back 50 years, my three children were educated locally and I look forward to my grandchildren enjoying the same experience.
My Anglo-Indian heritage gives me a positive view of immigration, whilst recognising the need to address the strains on local services by restoring sensible border controls. Respecting the contributions of young and old, I reject attempts to pit the generations against each other.
Watching our Green led council championing expensive ideological issues but failing to ensure basic services are fit for purpose has been revelatory. My opposition to the EU is not ideological but because I believe it just does not work for the vast majority of us in the UK.
Vote for me and I will be your voice for common sense at Westminster.
Hitchin and Harpenden
Married with two grown up daughters and living for the past 7 years in Wheathampstead within the Harpenden and Hitchin constituency.
Prior to that, I was a resident of St Albans since 1977. As an Honours graduate in Electrical Engineering, I spent 6 years in the Royal Navy as a Weapons and Electrical Officer. I then pursued a career in shipbuilding at Vickers followed by 10 years with BP as a seagoing and offshore Engineering Superintendent and latterly as a Project management consultant with Mercury Communications.
I then established my own company in the Telecommunications Construction industry which flourished to a group with a £10 million turnover with 150 employees prior to being acquired by a major engineering group.
Politically, I joined UKIP in 2009 and was the UKIP Parliamentary Candidate for St Albans in 2010. Subsequently I was a Candidate for the County Elections and District Elections in 2012 and 2013.
I am very active in the local community and have been a supporter and benefactor of many organisations including St Albans Abbey and Grove House Hospice.
I am also a Name at Lloyds, underwriting various portfolios of Insurance business.
Filton and Bradley Stoke
Born in Bristol, Ben grew up in Filton, attending local schools. He was a keen sportsman and Marine Cadet outside of school, before becoming a Sea Cadet Instructor.
He joined The Royal Navy following A-levels, serving at various establishments, Naval Bases and Destroyers, including the Falkland Islands. He saw active service with HMS Southampton in the Afghanistan war.
After serving seven years, Ben trained as a Hotel & Public House Manager, returning to Bristol before starting his own bar-bistro in Bristol’s city centre and a Construction Company.
Ben‘s involvement with local government began in 2005 and he was elected to Bradley Stoke Town Council in 2007 where he lives. He has served as the Mayor of Bradley Stoke for two consecutive terms and the Vice Chairman of South Gloucestershire Council in his first year of election to the Local Authority in 2011. Ben is involved with many local sports groups, clubs & organisations, helping to raise over £40K in the last four years.
Ben works tirelessly for the residents across the entire district. With a reputation to speak out for the good of the community and act to assist people, Ben is an example of what should be expected from elected representatives.
I am 28 years old, and moved from the town centre last year to Worpelsdon, just outside Guildford town where I live with my girlfriend.
I’m director of a shipping company specialising in exporting a wide array of goods to international consumers and businesses. Growing the company over 4 years from a small one-man-band operation to a small employer, and with a range of experience exporting both within the EU and to the Rest of the World, I’ve encountered directly the challenges facing small businesses.
I am very aware of the problem of unaffordable housing in Guildford, pricing many young people out of the market, but also the infrastructure problems in Guildford unable to cope with new large-scale housing developments.
I firmly believe in cutting taxes, especially for those on minimum wage, and lifting the burden on small employers to help them grow.
Roger has lived in Horsham District since 1973. A Chartered Engineer, he was General Manager Project Operations for an international firm of Consulting Engineers, Head of Facilities Technical Support for NatWest Bank and then Director of Engineering for a small Consultancy.
He became a District Councillor in 2007 and then was a Cabinet Member from 2009 to 2013. He was latterly Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance, where he established a sound three-year Financial Strategy.
He resigned from the Tory Party early in 2013, to become a UKIP District Councillor, prior to being selected as Horsham’s Parliamentary Candidate.
Like many, Roger was very disillusioned with Cameron, the heir to Blair, who has paralysed government by clinging to the Politically Correct centre ground.
Roger’s greatest wish is to see integrity and transparency brought back into politics, with experienced leaders who have risen due to their ability and conviction, regardless of background, gender or political pandering.
He wants government for the people and to pass on a democratic & sovereign country to the next generation, as our parents and grandparents did for us.
He intends to work tirelessly in his constituents’ interests, putting them before those of Party.
I was born in Sheffield and moved to Wakefield in 1991 where I live in the Hemsworth constituency.
I worked for Yorkshire Water for 23 years where I also studied Civil Engineering and a BA (hons) in Business Information Management at Leeds Metropolitan University.
I have also run my own business in Hemsworth. I now work in the employment sector.
I am a family man, married with children and a grandchild.
I have never been a member of a political party before joining Ukip, but \I was tired of the same old parties who all looked the same and offered empty promises.
I wanted to join a party who were not afraid to tackle the important issues that face us all today and stand up for what they believe in. I wanted to get involved rather that just complaining about how our country is run, and if elected I will be an active member of the community.
I want to put the 'Great' back into Britain with my main priorities being the NHS and campaigning to stop HS2.
Common sense policies for the people of Hemsworth
Victoria is a Lincolnshire County Councillor and East Lindsey District Councillor having also had real jobs outside politics. Educated at a non selective Secondary Modern state school, Victoria went on to Southampton University to get a law degree. Called to the Bar as a Barrister, she left the legal profession to go into business. Working in sales and marketing for a Humber based Fish Processing Company, Seven Seas Ltd, Victoria left to have a family and became involved in several small businesses.
A mother of three sons, all educated in Lincolnshire, one is in the military, another at University after attending a state grammar school and the youngest at a special needs school. Victoria has plenty of life experience to understand the issues facing many families and from personal experience knows how neglected Lincolnshire, particularly Grimsby, has been over the years when it comes to decent infrastructure.
Believing in action rather than words and common sense over political dogma, Victoria is very much at home with UKIP. Great Grimsby needs to be at the beginning of the line, not the end when it comes to infrastructure. Victoria will make it her mission to end the low wage economy promoting Great Grimsby to businesses creating meaningful jobs.
Hertford and Stortford
Adrian is currently a successful teacher, running a very popular and thriving Physics department in a local school in Bishop's Stortford. Adrian and family (wife Lynda and daughter Victoria) have lived in the constituency for over 25 years.
Adrian has worked in a variety of jobs, and after graduating from University worked as a motorcycle courier in London and then ran his own motorcycle business. He changed careers in 1993 and has since been working as a Physics teacher in Herts and Essex schools. Adrian has always taken a keen interest in politics and has been a critic of the EU since it changed from a 'Common Trading Block' to an 'Ever Closer Union' of nations.
Adrian stood for UKIP in the Herts County Council elections in May 2013 and achieved a vote of over 30% this in an area where UKIP had not stood before.
Apart from politics Adrian is a keen motorcyclist and has been racing Classic motorcycles for over 10 years – and with some success, taking the Classic Racing Motorcycle Club's '250 Twins' title several times.
Kingston upon Hull East
I’m a family man and live locally. I have been a civil servant for the last ten years, meeting local people from every background on a daily basis.
With my experience of the area, and your support I can make a real difference in East Hull. As a local councillor, I am working hard to create better facilities across my ward and reaching out to others where possible.
I’m helping with training, skills and job creation working alongside small businesses and training providers across the city to generate quality jobs in Hull and train locals to fill them.
Small businesses are communicating with me as to how we can help each other in order to shape this wonderful community into something we can all proud of.
I intend to work with all partners to attract increased investment into East Hull which is desperately needed for it to thrive and reverse the trend of job losses we have faced over the last 10 years.
Mohammad Ali Bhatti
Barrister at Law (1981).
Member of the Honorable Society of Lincoln’s Inn.
Political Experience: Contested several elections in different student unions.
• President of the Honorable Society of Lincoln's Inn Student Union.
• President of the All India- Pakistan Student Union.
• President of Inn's of Court Subcontinent Student Union.
Clubs & Affiliations:
• East India Company and Devonshire Public school and Sports Club.
• Royal Foreign Legion Club.
• Royal Oriental Club.
• Institute of Directors Club.
• Royal Masonic Lodge.
Political Science. History of the Sub-continent. Anglo American Relations. Anglo-Relations With Former Soviet Union Countries. Social Cohesion /Integration in the UK.
Human Rights and migration with particular reference to European Union.
Foreign Travel, Skiing, Riding, Classical music Opera. Walking. Reading. History and political biographies.
Alfred (Jack) Bovill
I have lived in Earl’s Court, Kensington for the last 45 years. I first came to Kensington in 1970 and apart from three years in Australia, have lived there ever since.
I started work in a bank in the City and after six years moved on to a new career purchasing buildings for various schools teaching English, A & S level and Secretarial courses. Wishing to expand my learning I also owned a jewellery shop, several yacht chandleries and on the fall of the Berlin Wall, started a computer and printer Exchange in Fulham.
I retired in 2000, taking a limited interest in Education, being variously Chair of Governors for the local Adult Education College, the Kensington and Chelsea College, as well as Chair of the Gatehouse School near Victoria Park, East London. I was also for 11 years Chair of the English Spelling Society.
I now see UKIP as the only reasonable party to back, standing apart from the problems that seem to have become endemic in the Tweedle Dum, Tweedle Dee parties where promises are not kept and the interest of the people of the United Kingdom and of the country come second to the self-interest of MPs and their connected parties.
Jonathan is a Councillor on Kettering Borough Council and was a European Parliamentary candidate for UKIP in 2014. He lives in Geddington which is in the Kettering constituency and was Chairman of the Kettering Borough Council Rural Forum from 2011-2014. Prior to joining UKIP he was a cabinet member of the Council from 2007-12.
Jonathan has a degree in Politics and worked in the House of Commons in the 1980's before helping small businesses with their marketing requirements in the East Midlands. He was also a Director of Policy at the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport based in Northamptonshire for five years before being elected a Councillor.
Jonathan was Chairman of Kettering and Wellingborough Branch of UKIP 2012-14 and a County Council candidate in 2013 gaining 35% of the vote.
On being selected he said: “I am delighted and honoured to have been chosen to stand as the UKIP candidate for the Kettering constituency at the General Election. We won Kettering outright in the European Elections and beat the Labour Party in the 2013 County Council Elections. It is clear that UKIP has tremendous support here in Kettering and we will be fighting to win. I call on all those who feel let down by Cameron and those who feel Labour have betrayed ordinary people to join with us and help elect a UKIP MP to represent this proud area”.
I'm passionate about changing Inverclyde and Britain as a whole for the better and believe that UKIP is the party most suited to achieving my aims.
Issues of employment, the cost of living and energy prices are all raised in the area, as well as regeneration. As the UKIP candidate I will put these and many other issues at the heart of my campaign. Local and more direct democracy is also something that is on my agenda.
UKIP has an honourable and sensible commitment to bringing about the use of local referendums on issues, such as major planning developments. Such referenda will allow local people a voice on local issues in a direct way.
I also view EU membership as a constraint on Inverclyde and the wider country, and will make my opposition clear throughout the campaign.
A local Science Teacher, where he was Head of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), Robert Butler has lived in Huddersfield for 30 years with his wife and family.
A published science author, he was on the National Curriculum Review Committee for Science, and a keynote international speaker on STEM. He has been repeatedly nominated STEM Teacher of the Year or equivalent.
Before teaching, Rob spent over 20 years in Sales and Marketing with blue-chip companies like Mars, where he obtained his Post-Graduate Diploma in Marketing from the University of Huddersfield.
Education is Rob’s passion: As a life long learner, I believe that education is the key to unlock the potential of all UK citizens. My Dad started out as a miner and my Mum a nurse; it is through education that ordinary people, without access to large amounts of capital, can thrive.
Greg has been a resident in Islington North for many years, and is an active member of the community with two children in the local school system.
Aside from the UK, Greg has lived in both the Australia and the USA and has first-hand experience of other countries and how they organise themselves.
He wishes to use this knowledge to help influence the UK towards a better future.
He had never been overly political until he joined UKIP in 2013, then in 2014 he ran as a local councillor for UKIP, and is now the UKIP candidate for the 2015 General Election.
Kenilworth and Southam
Harry is aged 50 and has been married to Caron for 19 years. He lives at Cookhill near Alcester and is a practising solicitor with his own high street legal practice in Hall Green, Birmingham. He has many long-standing professional and social connections with the Kenilworth and Southam area.
Harry was born and brought up near Lincoln and attended a comprehensive school. He is the son of a college lecturer and graduated from Manchester University.
He has had over 20 years' experience of doing a high pressure job, helping ordinary people with their problems, in many cases having to tackle large corporations, local authorities and other government bodies on their behalf.
He is more than familiar with the numerous pressures of running a small business and has had his fair share of setbacks and difficulties. He's therefore more able to empathise with the general public and help them effectively with dealing with their problems.
Harry first joined UKIP in 2004 and stood for the party as parliamentary candidate in the 2005 general election for Stratford upon Avon, increasing the UKIP vote from that achieved previously. He's also stood in local elections in the past.
Harry's particular interests are in the reform of the legal system in this country and tax burdens of small businesses.
Hayes and Harlington
Cliff Dixon is a married man in his mid-forties with two stepchildren.
Born and educated in Hillingdon, he has been a resident all his life and has been a mobile communications and consumer electronics professional for over 20 years.
A familiar site in Hayes from his time running local phone shops, Cliff has been active in the campaigns to save our green belt land and to stop the 3rd Runway - He has also assisted local residents with housing, planning and disability issues amongst others. Cliff says, ‘The state of our area and our country has worried me for a number of years, leading to my joining UKIP in an active role in 2011 to try and make a difference.
The Hayes I remember from my youth has changed beyond all recognition and not for the better, with our green spaces being destroyed, our roads decaying, housing shortages, filthy streets and violent crime on the increase. Local people are increasingly ignored by both the Government and Hillingdon Council, with Hayes & Harlington treated as the poor relation of the North of the borough for too long.
I believe it is time for common sense answers to the problems within our area and community which we won’t get from the old establishment parties. Our MP has been in place since 1997, can anyone say that Hayes is better now than it was then? It is time for a change, it’s time for UKIP’.
Feltham and Heston
I‘ve lived in South West London for over 40 years, working in international marine insurance.
The EU makes more than 75% of our laws which MPs cannot scrap or change no matter how damaging, despite what they may tell you.
I am concerned that inside the EU Britain cannot control the mass immigration which is putting pressure on housing, schools, transport, the NHS, and causing wages to be squeezed. Only by leaving the EU can we decide who comes to live and work here.
The government’s own figures state that 767,000 foreign nationals registered for a National Insurance Number last year. I believe monetary reform is needed.
At present, Banks create 97% of the money in the economy out of thin air and lend it to both us & the government with a debt attached (interest). National Debt interest payments are £10 billion more than the Defence budget. I’d scrap Banks’ power to create money. Instead a democratically accountable department of state issues debt (i.e. interest) free money. The National Debt would soon disappear.
Outside the EU we can scrap the Common Agricultural Policy, Common Fisheries Policy & EU regulations hampering growth.
Arthur Leslie Durance
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
I was born in Bishopton near Glasgow and resided in the Scottish Highlands. I am a director of a successful company based in Grantown on Spey.
The forthcoming general election on the 7 May will be critical in deciding the future of the United Kingdom and our relationship with the European Union. At present UK is one of the largest net contributors paying over 55 million pounds daily to support a bloated bureaucracy in Brussels and financing countries that evade taxes and whose workers retire at 57.
In return we are saddled with vacuous laws and regulations thatwill introduce metric signage, reduce the power output of our vacuum cleaners so they are next to useless, charge motorist for every kilometre travelled, and laws and regulations that stymie industry.
Other political parties will continue to propagate this EU debacle. By supporting me and UKIP in the upcoming general election, I will fight to have a referendum on our membership of the EU; work towards a more sustainable and beneficial immigration policy. In addition, I will endevour to halt the scandalous authoritarian excesses of the SNP in their desecration of our wild countryside by imposing a moratorium on all windfarm development.
Faversham and Mid Kent
I attended Oswestry Boys High School and SELTEC where I studied for the Institute of Baths and Leisure Management.
I started my working life on a farm, then became a police cadet and a police officer before entering the leisure industry as a Lifeguard/Instructor.
After working my way up the promotion ladder I finished my leisure career in London managing 5 leisure centres, 120 staff and a budget of £2.5 million.
In 1997, after 25 years in the leisure industry, I became a Unitary Authority Councillor, School Governor and Charity Director alongside my main job as a house husband.
I was also a self-employed European researcher for 10 years until in 2009 when I started my own successful swimming pool business in Mid Kent.
I was born in Oswestry, Shropshire in November 1956, have lived in Kent for 22 years and am married to Christine. We have 3 children, who all studied locally. When I am not repairing swimming pools I enjoy clay shooting, hill walking and classic cars.
Hereford and South Herefordshire
Having served in the British Army, 2 Para and 22 SAS, I am also a published author and work in the Security Industry. I have lived in Herefordshire for 32 years and I think Herefordshire is the best kept secret in the United Kingdom.
I joined UKIP only 18 months ago because I want the British people to govern Britain and not a Germany dominated Political European Union.
I want to trade and be friends with Europe, but I do not want to be ruled by a bunch of un-elected bureaucrats who sit in secret and who make up 75% of all our laws.
I have served all over the world and fought many battles but I see the election on May 7 as the most important battle, I and the British people will fight post World War 2 when UKIP MUST hold the balance of power.
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Keith is a Chartered Surveyor by trade and is married with one young child. Although living in another part of London, Keith has family roots in the area, as well as having a number of clients who live here.
Politically minded for some years, Keith feels compelled to speak out when he sees an injustice, passionately wanting what he sees as right for the people at large.
With the political mainstream continually ignoring the cries from the people, Keith is proud to stand for a party that can speak its mind for what matters, for the good of his country, and community, and will do so with the necessary gusto.
Having worked hard as a County Councillor for Great Yarmouth since 2013 I was honoured to be selected by our local Great Yarmouth branch to stand for Parliament.
I am married and have four children and two grandchildren and have lived in Great Yarmouth for 25 years. I went to a Comprehensive school and became a professional musician on leaving. I toured home and abroad and still play and perform today.
For the last 10 years I owned, with my wife, a successful musical retail business, servicing musical instruments for the local schools and customers. I sold musical instruments and continue to teach to this day.
The business was sold in late 2014 to enable me to concentrate fully on Politics and the 2015 General Election.
I have a real passion for localism and am delighted to be representing UKIP and Great Yarmouth as I stand for Election to Parliament on the 7th May 2015.
Gillingham and Rainham
Dr Mark Hanson was born in 1951 on the Isle of Man. His mother was a Member of the House of Keys in the Island Parliament and his father a primary school head teacher.
Making his own way in life Mark trained to be a doctor. Initially without a grant, in summer he worked as a tram conductor to pay his way through medical college.
Mark specalised in Obstetrics, delivering many thousands of babies during his career within the NHS and set up the initial Fetal Medicine Service to compliment Medway Hospital’s Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit.
Mark is a proud father and grandfather, recently celebrating his 20th wedding anniversary. He has a very musical family, and he himself has played in 3 local orchestras. Even his 6 year old grandson plays the piano.
In his spare time, Mark tends to his much loved gladiolus and other plants and flowers in his garden. He was a Royal Horticultural Society judge. As a previous allotment owner, he is very keen to preserve their important place in local communities.
I was born in Jarrow in 1962 and educated St Joseph’s RC Comprehensive, Hebburn. I became interested in Politics during the Miners strike 1984, starting work for the Local Authority in 1987 and then becoming a Shop Steward for the GMB.
Since 1997, I’ve been running my successful private hire business. I am a member of Jarrow & Hebburn AC for over 25 years completing 12 Great North Runs, 3 London, & the Athens Marathon raising over £10,000 for charities.
I dropped out of the Labour Party in 2003 and in 2006 I stood as an Independent. I was elected to the Council with 1,284 votes (350 maj.). I was successful again in 2010 increasing my vote to 1500.
By 2012 I’d served on every committee on the Council, gained the certificate for elected Councillors from Sunderland University and was appointed Leader of the Opposition.
In 2013 becoming ‘stale’ and needing fresh challenges, I crossed the floor to UKIP. Since joining I have set up and chaired the local branch. I am the Parliamentary candidate for Jarrow in 2015, and will also be standing in the Council election.
I want to bring Westminster closer to local people, and engage more at a local level.
Glasgow South West
My name is Sarah Hemy. I live in Barrhead, Glasgow, with my partner and 8 year old daughter. I worked as a retail manager before the birth of my daughter, and following a break now work part time. I joined UKIP in 2008, and have been treasurer for the Glasgow and District Branch since 2012.
Previously I had little interest in or knowledge of politics, or allegiance to any political party, it was the one way flow of British sovereignty to the EU and the complicity of most of the political class in this that spurred me to join UKIP, the party defending the interests of ordinary Brits.
Subsequently it has become obvious to me that most politicians are willing to do or say almost anything to cling onto power, regardless of the consequences, making me fearful for my daughter’s future. I want to play a part in the uprising needed to get my country back from the EU and its enablers, and get common sense back into politics.
A good start would getting rid of the SNP’s sinister bid to interfere in family life, with no requirement to justify it, via its Named Person legislation.
Harwich and North Essex
After leaving Lloyds Bank, Mark Hughes founded his own business which he has spent the last 18 years successfully running.
As a former Mayor and District Council Chairman; he brings a wealth of political experience.
Having first contested a General election for the Conservatives in 1992, In 1995 he was selected as the Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Redditch, however he was subsequently deselected after appearing on the Sunday morning BBC Television Program On The Record, where he called on the then Conservative Government to Rule out joining a single European Currency in the lifetime of the next Parliament.
This established his reputation as a Eurosceptic although it saw him at odds with the party leadership and although he fought the 2005 General Election again as a Conservative he joined UKIP in 2012 and was a candidate for UKIP in the east of England at the 2014 European Elections.
I am 53 years old and originally from Honiton in Devon. I joined the Parachute Regiment as a Junior Leader in 1978 and served for 18 years which included the Falklands conflict in 1982.
In 1995 I joined the Leicestershire Constabulary and served 18 years finishing in the East Midlands Special Operations Unit. I live in Oadby, Leicester with my wife Deborah and we have two grown up daughters and five grandchildren. I am a keen supporter of Rugby Union and I enjoy watching England whenever I can, I am also a County referee within Leicestershire.
Why UKIP? A party that appreciates the issues what the man and woman on the street are talking about, it was a no brainer joining.
Having been born within the sound of Bow Bells I am a proud Cockney. I have lived in East London my entire life.
Being married to a Glaswegian in 1984 means my daughters are half Scottish, a fact I am very happy about as I am a great supporter of not only England but the union with our neighbours.
I left school at 16 but despite this academic handicap I went on to have a long and fruitful career in the City. I retired from there and now run a small landscaping company.
In May 2014 I was elected a UKIP Councillor in the London Borough of Havering. I am on several committees with special focus on elderly care and learning disabilities.
Great Britain was once the envy of the world. We must be under no illusion that past glories are a sign of future prosperity. If we do not act to change the course of politics in this country, our fate is surely sealed.
I am a highly motivated individual with a great sense of social justice, I believe that the people’s views are all too often ignored and I have spent my whole working life organising, defending and representing people on work based and local or national issues.
I served as a Tutor for City Business in Southampton City College for 10 years and due to redundancy because of funding cuts I now work in the building industry repairing and maintaining commercial and residential properties.
I was lucky to have a good education at Thornden School in preparation for the working environment and after entering the world of industry I achieved an Apprenticeship in Printing.
Being self-motivated and with a thirst for knowledge I continued my education at evening classes in Southampton City College where amongst various politically based courses I was awarded a Professional Development Certificate in TU and Labour Studies, which is a level 3 qualification.
I progressed on to Southampton University to study Social and Cultural Anthropology and Social Science Perspectives at Degree Level 4.
Born in 1966 I am 49 years old, happily married for 24 years and we have a 14 year old son currently studying at Toynbee School. I am Club Secretary and Manager of a local Under 14’s Football Teamand work hard to ensure our community club provides full support for our players
Finchley and Golders Green
I am 54, married for 21 years, with a 15 year old daughter. I have lived in North East London for the last 30 years.
My father was in the British Army and I went to school in Yorkshire. I got a 2.1 in Civil Engineering at Nottingham University & then trained as an IT computer programmer, later specialising in financial services. I worked for 30 years in IT investment banking in the City of London and abroad. As a director at a Swiss bank I managed projects in the UK, Europe, Asia, Australia and America. I am now self-employed & my business interests include project management & financial planning. I am a black belt in Jiu-jitsu and run a martial arts club.
I love Britain and Europe but hate the EU, which is destroying our national democracy, subverting our legal system and imposing a level of social change we just cannot keep up with.
Harold (Known as John) Kitchener
Haltemprice and Howden
A founding member of the Gateshead/ Newcastle branch, John served a year as communication officer for the branch and also stood as a candidate in the May 2014 local elections in Gateshead, where he came second in a solid Labour area, from a standing start with 21% of the vote.
He has helped with the campaigns for the Parliamentary by-election in South Shields and various Local Council by-elections in the North East.
He assisted the branch membership secretary to set up a database and has also worked hard to raise funds for the branch and worked closely with the branch committee and a local printer to organise the campaign leaflets for the Council elections in May 2014.
He passionately believes that Politicians are Public Servants, and as such are answerable to the electorate at all times. If they fail in their duty then they should be recalled and replaced.
I went to the Royal Dental Hospital to study dentistry, which had been my dream since the age of 14. After qualifying I went straight into general practice. I turned a hobby into a business when I complete my BSC in computer science and Dip(IT). I formed a company which provides NHS dentists with a computer link to submit their NHS claims.
I also lecture in diagnosis and treatment planning for dental implants. It was in 2010 when the Tories sold out to the Liberal Democrats and it was obvious that the Liblabcon had no intention of giving us a referendum on the EU that I joined UKIP.
UKIP is the only party that represents me, I founded the UKIP Hemel Hempstead branch, and I have stood for UKIP on 3 occasions. I am married to Marcia and have 2 grown up kids: Samantha (a dentist) and Samuel (a computer scientist).
My hobbies include: fishing, Scottish malt whiskey, food and wine, I am a bit of a petrol head, keep fit and exercise and travel. I am a lapsed private pilot. I was born in North London in 1959. From an early age I had a fascination with the sciences. After an unremarkable education up to 'O' levels
My wife June and I have been residents of the constituency since 1984, we live in the north part, in Ilkley.
My background is in business management and development. I have worked for 30+ years with global and multi-national organisations such as Warner Bros., Hasbro and Virgin Group. And am a recent MBA graduate of Leeds University.
I have seen the North of England diminish as a centre of manufacturing over the decades. My aim is to bring inward investment into this district, to re-establish the industrial might of the North. We cannot return to the past, but we can bring a future of prosperity for the present and future generations who live here.
Whilst migration is a topical issue of our time, a fair and equitable method of assessing the skills and experience of those who wish to come here to work and settle is essential.
I shall use all my endeavours in Parliament to deliver abundance to the residents of the Keighley & Ilkley constituency.
I live in Gravesend with my wife and two children. I studied electronic engineering at University and then worked as an electronic engineer and software developer, My work includes running my own business for ten years, before retraining as a lawyer specialising in the energy sector. I am standing for parliament for UKIP in Gravesham because UKIP will:
• Cut tax with a 40% top rate and no tax on the minimum wage, abolishing inheritance tax
• End uncontrolled immigration which causes housing shortages, wage compression and social tension
• Give British people priority on social housing, the NHS and welfare. Immigrants must pay for services until 5 years tax paid
• Support local referendums for major planning decisions, preserving England’s green and pleasant land
• Improve skills with grammar, vocational, free schools, and apprenticeships
• Put the interests of law abiding citizens over those of criminals and prevent human rights challenges allowing criminals to avoid justice
Hastings and Rye
Andrew Michael was born in East Sussex where he has lived all his life. He has been married for 28 years and has four adult children.
Andrew was state-school educated, and graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science with a Master’s degree in European Politics.
Andrew is a former hotelier, having owned and operated large quality hotels he is clear on the requirement for business to invest in its people.
Andrew is keen to fight for the interests of the people of Hastings and Rye in Parliament, especially in securing regeneration funding for the constituency.
Andrew is the son of immigrant parents who came to East Sussex from Cyprus in 1951. He attends the Christian Greek Orthodox church in St. Leonards.
Andrew features, with his family, in Channel 4’s Bafta award-winning programme “Gogglebox” which has become a hit TV show. He says that the show has brought joy to his family and the British public
Andrew is passionate about UKIP because it has brought democracy and real choice back to British politics.
Andrew says: UKIP is the People’s Party and Gogglebox is the People’s Programme
Hornsey and Wood Green
I am married and I am a father, Community activist, Promoter and an approved Foster Carer.
I thank UKIP for the opportunity to represent my Community and Constituency. I held public office in local government and I Chair for Children and Young People scrutiny.
I’ve served on several internal and external bodies, and was instrumental in setting up the Youth Council in Enfield, making basketball provision in open areas. I am LEA Governor at both Primary and Secondary Schools.
Politics since 1987: Youth and Student Officer, Ethnic Minorities Officer, Community Relations Officer and elected Councillor 1998 - 2002.
I have contested all elections since 2002 and joined UKIP 2013.
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
I'm Jack Neill and I am the Prospective Parliamentary Candidate (PPC) for the Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath constituency, representing the UK Independence Party (UKIP). I am a local candidate and lived in Fife all of my life and currently reside in Dalgety Bay. I attended Inverkeithing High School from 2007-2013. Currently a student at the University of the West of Scotland, I have also had a proper job and have real life experience of the working world and the hardship that brings for people.
My enthusiasm for politics grew out of the Scottish independence referendum. As a devout British Unionist, I campaigned for a “No” vote as I strongly believe that Scotland's place is served well in the United Kingdom as we are bound together by a shared history, culture, set of values, one language and the common desire for economic prosperity. I felt that the 'independence' the Scottish Government was offering was a farce as the European Union already makes 75% of Britain's laws.
As a UKIP candidate with libertarian leanings, I will campaign for smaller government, low taxation, less government interference in private life and local referenda while campaigning to preserve the United Kingdom and protect Scotland from the manifestation of Scottish nationalism which I believe is holding our country back from more pressing issues like the economy, the education system and the state of our fully-devolved NHS.
David Nicholson has lived in Belsay, Northumberland for most of his life. Educated at South Shields Grammar School, he has been married for over 40 years and has three sons.
David was a County Councillor for eight years, representing Stannington Ward on Northumberland County Council and in May 2013 he stood in Ponteland West for UKIP in the local government elections and achieved 20% of the votes.
In July 2014 David was selected by UKIP Hexham Branch as their Parliamentary candidate to fight the general election on May 7th 2015. David will be active across the constituency between now and May 7th, meeting and talking to voters, about the issues which are causing most concern, both nationally and locally.
Hexham can no longer be considered a safe Tory seat and he is looking forward to raising the profile of UKIP throughout the constituency.
This promises to be one of the most exciting elections for many years and one which provides the best opportunity for real change. David is proud to be a Northumbrian and is delighted to be representing UKIP in the 2015 general election.
Born and brought up in Cornwall, I studied at South Bristol Technical College then Bristol Polytechnic (now UWE). I started my career as an apprentice electrician in a cheese factory before working around the country following work. I have been in the water industry for 10 years and in Bristol on Wessex Water projects since 2011.
I believe the NHS should be free at point of use, patient lead and not paperwork lead. More doctors, nurses and midwives, less management and government meddling.
I believe in devolving power from the “Westminster Elite”, with our Councils making decisions based on the local need! I want local referendums on decisions that affect people directly.
I want to reduce reliance on food banks by axing the bedroom tax and ensuring no tax on the minimum wage. I will also work towards raising the minimum wage to the living wage.
We must produce more affordable housing to buy and rentutilising brownfield sites instead of concreting over the countryside. Controlled immigration to fill specific skills shortages is vital for a successful economy. Uncontrolled immigration, with net immigration at almost 300,000 annually drives down wages and overloads our stretched schools, hospitals and housing.
Halesowen and Rowley Regis
In May 2015 I hope to be the first UKIP MP for Halesowen & Rowley Regis. I'm not a career politician I am an ordinary working class graduate from the University of Life. It's time for a change in the political landscape of the UK. We need MPs that reflect those they represent. My aim is to represent the people that elect me and not a political agenda.
I will open a coffee shop drop in centre making contact with your MP and staff easy. I will make every effort to be available to those I represent as often as possible while representing your views in Westminster.
You have the choice in May to vote for more of the same or real representation for YOU and YOUR area.
Let me continue the push to change the political agenda in the UK and hand politics back to the people.
I was born in 1960 in Essex to an immigrant mother and native father.
Observing history’s stamp on my parents I concluded that individuals were vulnerable to forces beyond their control. From an early age I made games with which to manage, in my imagination, things over which I had no control. My sense of people’s fragility, and rebellion against the hard working ethos of my parents, led me to the Labour party when I was seventeen.
After reading history at Cambridge I moved, in deference to Machiavelli, to Hong Kong to build a true democracy. On arrival instead of pursuing this quixotic idea I made my first invention. It was a multi-player game about war in Central Europe in 1803. I made it from nothing by my vision and hard work. At twenty nine I sold the business’s franchises, the first thing I did of which I am proud. I concluded from this triumph that almost anything is possible for those brave enough to act out their dreams.
I had returned to my parent’s ethos and taken liberty to heart.
In maturity I joined UKIP because it is the party that most cares to set us free.
Kingston and Surbiton
I’m Ben Roberts, a 28 year old former teacher from Chessington. Now recruiting teachers, I have lived in the amazing borough of Kingston upon Thames for all of my life and I want to celebrate its great history and heritage.
My interest in politics flourished after I became disillusioned with the current political climate surrounding Education in the UK. I am passionate about ensuring that technical, vocational qualifications hold as much weight as A levels and University degrees, something that the political class have failed at for generations. I believe with a carefully thought out selection system, UKIP’s policy of a return to grammar schooling will provide the social mobility this country desperately needs.
Offering an alternative to the current crop of polished career politicians, I want to reengage people with politics and help them to realise the potential to bring about change through their vote. The duopoly of British politics is dying and UKIP offer a real alternative for change.
On Thursday May 7th, I will be standing in the constituency so that people will have a chance to vote for a political party that will make a difference and change things in this country.
I live in Glasgow and have been for over 10 years. I work just outside of Glasgow and I know the city well. As an income taxpayer and council taxpayer in common with everybody else, I am aware of the cost of living, with wage rises not matching the ever increasing cost of living. We see our energy bills, food, and rents etc. rising year on year and have to put up with there being too much month at the end of the money
As a UKIP candidate, if I was to be elected to Parliament, I would ensure that the best interests of my constituents would be first and foremost in my role. As an approachable person, I would be knocking on doors to find out what issues matter to the local people, not just when an election is round the corner.
Every time we have an election in Glasgow, it’s the same old establishment parties that everyone is expected to lump for, whether Labour or the Nationalists, it’s more of the same. With UKIP on the ballot papers, we can change this UKIP has the policies we need to make things change If it’s protecting jobs and increasing prosperity. Repairing the UK economy.
Reducing debts for the next generations. Prioritising education and skills, looking after the NHS, controlling our borders.
I am not a career politician. Until recently I never felt strongly enough to belong to a Political Party. I have had a variety of real jobs, in the real world including serving in the Armed Forces and running my own successful businesses. I specialise in finding areas of inefficiency in systems and services and then developing and implementing workable solutions.
I’m not here for the power, the glory, or the money.
The future of this country, under any of the current established political parties worries me and that’s why I am standing as the UKIP Parliamentary Candidate for Gainsborough.
I sincerely believe that, if elected, I could make a significant difference to the future of the UK. The other parties may appear to have some good ideas however, they have proven to the UK that they are unable to implement them in any way that resembles their pre-election promises.
I was born and raised in N.W. London, attending school at Christ College, Finchley and Hendon Central Library provided me with a quiet place to study for my A-levels. I studied Dentistry at Leeds University and was active there in Union politics. I work as a Specialist Oral Surgeon for Northamptonshire NHS and I am married with three daughters. My father served on the anti-aircraft batteries of North London during WW2 and I was a front-line Medical Officer in the Israeli army during the Yom Kippur war.
I am proud of the NHS in which I work and will fight to protect it by promoting a points-based immigration policy. Hendon has benefited from immigration, but we believe that the sheer scale and pace of immigration is tearing at our social fabric and swamping our unique British way of life.
Harrogate and Knaresborough
David Simister joined UKIP in 2012 and, in May 2013, was elected to North Yorkshire County Council as one of two representatives for the Harrogate Division of Bilton & Nidd Gorge.
David and fellow UKIP County Councillor Sam Cross (Filey) have led calls for the authority to slash members’ allowances and also for the creation of a single-tier unitary authority, both of which would have saved the tax payers of the county millions-of-pounds each year. Both were rejected by the Conservative-led authority.
In addition, David was one of just 15 county councillors to vote against a costly and unwanted waste incinerator on the edge of Knaresborough.
He is currently championing calls for the debate into a northern by-pass for Harrogate to be re-opened to ease the town’s chronic road congestion.
Kingston upon Hull North
Born locally and having lived and worked in this community for over 25 years, I believe and understand the needs and concerns of local people. I currently run the award winning retail business in Hull, which over the years has become a focal point of the local community. I was recently responsible for bringing the community together to organise the Royal Wedding Street Party.
With the help and widespread support of local people I was able to establish a Post Office, which provides a vital service. I also helped local residents fight against the loss of green space in the inner city.
In 2014, UKIP became the first political party in over 100 hundred years to win a national election. 1 in 4 people voted UKIP in Hull and currently fastest growing party in the city. It is evident that Hull wants a change; it is not about what is working in society but what is not working in society.
After listening to people it is clearly the time for a real change. I stand for: Hull’s free NHS, political reform and border control. We need an in/out EU referendum for the British people.
Joe Smyth is 52 and lives in Newbridge with his family.
He joined the Royal Engineers at sixteen in Chepstow as an Army apprentice. After he served his apprenticeship he joined 9 Para Sqn RE and soon afterwards was attached to 3 PARA during the Falklands war. He then served as a military engineer on 24 hours’ notice to go where help was needed. Joe has done many engineering tasks world-wide to the civilian population.
After leaving the Army he joined the probation service as a supervisor for community service, his experience in the Army was well suited working with offenders in groups and on a one to one basis.
He is currently employed in the transport and logistics industry.
He knows that he has the experience of real life/common sense and hard work behind him to make an impact for the people of Wales. Joe has always been interested in people and politics and was the campaign manager and chairman of the Swansea branch of UKIP during the very successful European elections of 2014, which UKIP won. Responding to his nomination, Joe said:
'It is a great honour to be nominated as the PPC for Islwyn. People now take politics seriously and are not impressed with 'career politicians 'who don’t understand the needs and worries of ordinary hard working people. UKIP/Wales have given the Welsh people an outlet to vote for another party not as a protest vote but as a genuine one. The general consensus in Wales is 'Conservatives don’t care and Labour are too complacent'
Joe’s interests are Politics, Rugby, Football, Gym and on-line gaming.
Holborn and St Pancras
I was born in Camden, London to a Trinidadian mother and Welsh father. As a child from an ethnic minority background, growing up in the 1960s, I was labelled as ‘mentally backward’ hence I left school at eleven.
I began my life working in many low paid jobs (as low as £1.00 per hour in the late 1980s) whilst dealing with periods of homelessness. I eventually went to college as an adult and after graduating, I worked in the Civil Service. My jobs were in local Job Centres and the Home Office.
My roles included being an office manager, disability and young persons’ advisor and immigration officer. In the 1980, whilst working at the Job Centre, I became involved in a protest to stop the deportation of a foreign national. This led to me becoming a member and political activist of WAR (Workers Against Racism). This then led me to UKIP in 2004, when I became a full member.
I believe we must leave the EU to make our immigration system fairer in ensuring that EU and non EU nationals are subject to the same border control restrictions.
I was born and raised in Gateshead, studied at local Primary and Secondary Schools before graduating with a degree in History from Leeds. I want to represent the concerns and deliver results for Gateshead residents.
I have been a passionate supporter of individual freedom and actively opposed state interference in our lives. I also believe the State is too big, and maintains very little accountability. Only greater self determination for individuals can help society.
Gateshead has undergone far too little investment and the quality of opportunities available are scarce, introducing a Grammar school in every town would be a huge step forward for future generations, combine that with no tax on minimum wage and we can take a huge number of people off welfare and in to work. Only UKIP in Gateshead can bring the best conditions for everyone to succeed.
UKIP can deliver where Labour has failed.
Arthur (Misty) Thackeray
Born in Glasgow 1960, I am former security consultant and private investigator.
I have worked in the charity sector specialising in mental health, addictions and homelessness.
I have lived, worked, and raised a family in Glasgow East.
I am currently the Vice chair UKIP in Scotland 2010-2013, Regional Chairman January 2014 to present.
Kyle is 28 years old, born and raised in Londonderry, educated at the University of Ulster. He received a degree in Accounting in 2008 and is currently studying Community Development at the same university.
Having worked in an accountants practice for a number of years Kyle is acutely aware of the issues facing local small and medium sized businesses. He believes that there is a skills shortage and a need for both formal and informal education. He feels that lower taxes and less government interference would benefit businesses and in turn local people.
He has been actively involved within local communities for many years; he has experience in ascertaining the needs of local communities and is a trusted member of a number of community groups. He is currently employed in a community development role and is a strong believer in community empowerment, local accountability and personal freedom.
Maria worked at Director level in one of the world's largest healthcare companies in Switzerland for ten years. Living in Europe outside the EU led to her passionate belief in local decisions being made locally. Maria joined UKIP to put Britain first, supporting the goal of an independent UK, thriving outside the constraints and costs of EU membership.
Maria has over 30 years experience working in the private sector, primarily pharmaceuticals. Her professional achievements include leading private/public partnerships with UN agencies (UNICEF, WHO) and NGO's in the delivery of educational and health projects across developing countries. She has also pioneered fundraising events, raising over £4M for vulnerable children. She has travelled extensively, monitoring aid projects, public speaking and working with the media.
Maria is a hospice volunteer bereavement visitor and enjoys yoga and rowing.
Frank Ward has lived in Boreham Wood for nearly forty years with his wife Cathie and their family.
During this period he served as an elected member of Hertsmere Borough Council prior to both he and his wife also a former councillor resigning from the Labour Party.
Frank is a proponent of the right of parents to send their children to faith schools of their choice. The local Labour Party covertly disagreed with his publicly declared support for faith schools and consequently he was de-selected to stand again in the seat he had held for twenty five years, with no reason given.
Frank is a retired Chartered Builder and Chartered Manager who during his period as a councillor and campaigner against social injustice, won two individual cases prior to the Hearings in the High Court, granting equality in housing allocation for women, against his local council.
his was followed by one case in Barnet Magistrates Court, resulting in the council removing Amosite (brown) Asbestos from their housing stock.
Frank believes MPs require to live in their constituency and have no paid interests outside Parliament which may influence their judgement and require to step out of the 'Westminster bubble' and take an active part in their community.
I live with my wife Rhea, and newborn baby son Alexander. I have lived locally in Nottinghamshire for over 10 years and have been heavily involved in the life of the area including campaigning to safeguard local jobs.
UKIP is the only political party I have ever been a member of and I am the Chairman and founder of the UKIP Gedling Constituency Association. I firmly believe that UKIP can win the Gedling Parliamentary seat.
I believe the Tories have failed in their promise to cut net immigration and are against housing developments on Greenbelt land. It is unfair that people have a reduced standard of living caused by Tory cutbacks and tax hikes. The UK must stop giving away £55 million a day for EU membership and we must reduce foreign aid to a sensible level, whilst our country has an ever ballooning debt mountain and over one million people reliant on food banks.
I am against the privatisation of the NHS, such as what has already happened under the last Labour administration through PFI schemes.
I am delighted to have received this nomination from UKIP.
Hornchurch and Upminster
I was brought up in the constituency where I still live with my wife and two children.
I am a local councillor and represent the ward of Gooshays where I was elected as London’s first UKIP councillor in March 2013.
Before working in politics, I was a self-employed electrician and understand the impact that our membership of the EU has had on the lives of ordinary, hard-working families. I also served in the Territorial Army for eight years.
As well as living and working in the real world, I represent a political party that is gaining support across the UK as people seek out a credible alternative to the main three distrusted and discredited political parties.
I feel very strongly about the negative impact that mass, uncontrolled immigration has had on our local communities, with increased pressure on housing, school places and NHS waiting times.
As your MP, I will represent you and only vote for things that are in Britain’s national interest.
I am 25 years old and have lived in our constituency for all of my life.
I attended our local schools and Bay House Sixth Form College and am a Cardiff University graduate.
For 7 years I worked in the Wardrooms of HMS Collingwood and HMS Sultan and then started Initial Officer Training at Britannia Royal Naval College to become a Warfare Officer (Submarines) however I decided that my head and heart lay in improving our local area.
As a Hampshire County Councillor I represent one sixth of our constituency, a position to which I was elected with over 50% of the vote.
I believe the whole point of an MP is to listen to the views of the people they represent, interpret them as best they can and then work on their behalf. At present I don’t believe this happens to the extent that I feel it should.
My main priorities are to safeguard local government services, ensure that the most vulnerable are protected, restore our armed forces, secure proper government investment in our transport network, create real local jobs and control immigration. That last point is only achievable through my party’s aim to leave the EU.
Richard Wood has lived in Hammersmith since 1984. Richard has over 50 years experience in businesses.
He started in business in 1961 at 18 and by 19 had a staff of 39 working for local governments, NHS, Generating Board, and Schools.
In 1966, he joined the Merchant Navy, becoming interested in travel, visiting over 80 countries. In 1968 he joined IOS working on Pensions and Investments responsible for the Estate Duty of Percy Shaw.
In 1997 he stood as the Referendum Party Parliamentary Candidate for Pontefract working with Sir James Goldsmith. He is also a Freeman of the City of London.
Britain is Bankrupt. Shall we give up and go bankrupt, or shall we get out of the EU, you decide!