2015 Parliamentary Adopted Candidates
Gerard Batten was a founding member of the UK Independence Party in 1993 and has fought numerous elections for UKIP; he has served as a member of UKIP’s National Executive Committee at various periods.
He was elected as UKIP’s first Member of the European Parliament for London in 2004, re-elected in 2009, and elected for a third term in 2014.
During his first term he served as the UKIP Spokesman on Security and Defence; and in his second term as the UKIP Spokesman on Immigration and Home Affairs.
Gerard has written pamphlets on a variety of political subjects, including the EU’s creation of its own system of criminal law which is gradually superseding English law.
He has co-authored two books, and authored a third: Inglorious Revolution which explains how Britain’s membership of the EU is unlawful under English law; The Road to Freedom, which explains how Britain can leave the European Union; and Henry VIII: Tudor Serial Killer, which describes the main victims of Henry’s reign and the reasons why they were executed.
His only remaining political ambition is to be an MP and to vote for the Act of Parliament that takes Britain out of the European Union.
Rutland and Melton
Born in Rutland, the heart of Rural East Midlands, my close-knit family means everything to me.
Politics began early when I heard my father ask mum to; “…Wear the red coat to the polling station!” She obliged but was not convinced. I picked up on her scepticism. My baptism of non-conformity culminated at Durham as a student.In 1975 I voted NO in the UK’s EEC referendum. I am very proud of this.
After 14 years teaching in Leicestershire, with a spell in Canada, I wanted something more out of life. The Financial Services Industry called and I retrained. Now 26 years later, with a Limited Company, my wife and I providea service to hundreds of customers nationwide.
Hopefully one of our four children or any of the seven grandchildren will run the business so I can move into politics!
I am proud to say I have never been a member of any party but UKIP. I joined before 2001.
Mandy Boylett has lived in the Teesside area for 14 years with her husband, Andy. She has two sons, one in the sixth form at school and one at university. She has been a member of UKIP since 2011.
Mandy is involved with the local community, teaching Pilates classes to elderly people at a local church and she and her husband built an eco-friendly house in their back garden, which was featured on national TV.
Mandy runs her own internet marketing business and as a small business owner, she is a firm supporter of leaving the EU to reduce the burden of red tape and regulations on other small businesses.
Mandy herself has an interesting background, as she is the daughter of a German Jewish refugee.
Following on from UKIP gaining the highest number of votes in the European elections, Mandy believes that the Stockton North constituency is entirely winnable. At the very least, it is a two horse race between UKIP and Labour. Recent opinion on the streets has revealed that this seat could well be turning purple next May.
Marcus John Brown
Marcus Brown lives in Sutton Coldfield with his wife, two children and their cat.
He was educated at Bishop Vesey Grammar School, & Sutton Coldfield College. He holds a BA (Hons) from Kent University in English. He grew up in Sutton Coldfield and North Warwickshire. He has lived in Canterbury, Kent for three years spent acouple of years in California and elsewhere in the USA.
Marcus joined UKIP in 2003 and has seen it change from a party of protest to a major player in British politics. Marcus trained as a stockbroker before following his parents' footsteps into a career in education, where he has worked as a qualified teacher for the last 18 years.
Marcus’s late father John was actively involved in local politics in North Warwickshire in the 1970s and 1980s and Marcus uses his middle name in memoriam.
South West Wiltshire
Matthew Brown has built a career in business – founding, funding and advising companies in a range of different sectors over twenty-five years, in the UK and abroad.
This experience has taught him two important lessons: first, money doesn’t grow on trees; and second, you get nowhere by ducking the difficult decisions.
Fuelled by a growing sense that our political leaders treat taxpayers’ money as though it did in fact grown on trees – and by the view that our current crop of career politicians avoid making difficult decisions at all costs– Matthew resolved to do something about it.
Selected in June 2014 by the SW Wiltshire membership, Matthew has been busy building a team and developing and executing a campaign strategy designed to see him elected in May 2015 as one of UKIP’s next crop of Westminster MPs.
Matthew is driven by a passion to see change in the way our ruling class operates – an end to damaging uncontrolled mass immigration, a swift exit from the EU and a return to sensible economic policies.
I believe in a better, fairer Britain, where politicians represent, rather than rule over us. Where we can govern ourselves without endless meddling by the EU - Something I experience daily as your MEP. A Britain where our quality of life improves with each generation; bringing a better NHS, better schools and an Australian style points based migration system, where we control the quantity and quality of people coming to our country.
With our national debt now at a frightening level, an open door EU immigration policy and PFI financed back door privatisation of our NHS, the establishment parties keep on hammering us.
We need a completely different political approach, by rebuilding a fairer Britain, free from the shackles that EU membership places on our ability to govern ourselves, without interference from Brussels bureaucrats.
If you believe in Britain and want real change, then vote James Carver MEP for Stourbridge.
I was born in the East End of London to a political Labour family. My Great Grandmother was a suffragette, Grandmother volunteered with Marie Stopes.
Grandfather was a lighterman, my Dad worked in the docks. Family were Trade unionists, Councillors and Mayors.
I was a model, a Timber Broker which involved world wide travel and worked in Fleet Street.
I had a successful business for ten years - a restaurant, outside catering, patisserie and cookery school.
I served on three councils. I was Parliamentary Candidate in Slough in 2001, Stourbridge West Midlands in 2005 where I reduced Labour majority from 4000 to 400, and again in Slough in 2010.
In January after over 40 years with the Conservatives where I was Group Leader on Slough Borough Council I took a life changing decision and moved to UKIP.
I am a Yorkshire woman from a traditional mining family. I have lived in the region all my life and I passionately care about our people and the issues they face.
My background is in business, rather than politics, but like many of you I have grown fed up with the traditional parties’ broken promises. This is especially true for the people of Rotherham, who have been failed so badly by politicians in the past.
From the horrific bedroom tax and the 'green' levies so unfairly imposed on our household fuel bills; to the lack of local investment and good job opportunities for our children, I understand the issues the people of Rotherham face.
More than ever, Rotherham needs someone who will work for the people of the town, rather than to a party agenda. Through listening to you as my employer, and working to your agenda, I will get a better deal for the people of Rotherham and build a better future for us all.
David is an academic writer, editor, linguist, translator and musician, who balances his home life in local government with charity fundraising and legal research.
He holds a Doctorate in German from Royal Holloway University, London and Master’s Degrees in Modern Languages from both Oxford and Cambridge Universities, and a Law degree from Nottingham University.
A Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute and Chartered Insurer, he is Vice Chairman of UKIP West Lancashire. David is passionate about Lancashire, where he has lived with his family since 1963.
David is Chairman of Aughton Parish Council, works on the Community Safety Partnership with the Police and Fire Authority, and is a Training Link Governor at a Lancashire Primary School and serves on the Management Committee of the Aughton Village Hall.
David campaigns to leave the EU, put people first, protect the Green Belt, and solve Transport, Housing, Employment and Policing in South Ribble.
Jamaican-born Pearline Hingston is the Prospective Parliamentary Candidate in Southampton Test for the second time. Pearline grew up in West Yorkshire and moved to Southampton in 2001 to work in higher education.
One of Pearline's focus areas is education, training and employment for young people. Pearline says:
Due to pressures from uncontrolled EU immigration, our young are finding it more difficult to get work. This competition has a knock-on effect on every aspect of our lives, and many people do not realise this. In health, education, employment, housing, crime etc. we are feeling these effects, with our infrastructure buckling under the strain.
We need members of Parliament from diverse backgrounds, and as a woman of Asian descent, I feel that I have a good understanding of the issues affecting those from less-privileged backgrounds, and can empathise with their situation.
I am very grateful to the many Southampton people that have voted for me in local and general elections over the years, and thank you for your vote in the May 2015 elections.
Romsey and Southampton North
Sandra James became politically active during the Eastleigh by election campaign in 2013 when Diane James narrowly missed gaining election as UKIP’s first MP. Sandra then stood for UKIP in the County Council elections in May 2013 and was elected to represent Bourne, in so doing removing a very long standing Tory incumbent. Cllr James is Deputy Leader of the UKIP opposition group at WSCC.
Educated at Rochester Grammar School, Sandra undertook an apprenticeship with a Surrey based aerospace firm completing her first degree, later moving to a Hampshire based multinational where she rose to hold various senior positions including Site inventory Controller and then Management Accountant for their Disk file operation. She was fortunate to be sponsored to undertake an MBA during this time. Sandra has combined raising a family with her career and feels she understands the demands across a wide cross section of society.
Sandra and her long term partner have a home in Valley Park. One of the concerns for the constituency emanate from this government’s failed National Planning Policy Framework. She believes this is placing an intolerable burden on our already overstretched infrastructure, and is failing to promote house building on brown field sites.
I was born in Redditch and lived in the area until I was 17. I played Rugby and Cricket in Southern Africa, this inevitably lasted twenty years.
I was a director and major shareholder of a number of companies including the diamond and jewellery trade and aviation operating mainly cargo aircraft. Amongst other companies I was a major shareholder in an international consultancy. I am also Chairman of the British & Commonwealth Cricket Trust.
I am a director of WCCC and audit chairman, and until July the Chairman of Bromsgrove and Redditch Magistrates Court. I am a member of the English Cricket Board Discipline Commission, and was a Tribunal Judge sitting on the Valuation Tribunal Far from being your archetypal politician, after meeting Nigel Farage two years ago and being totally disillusioned with politics, I became fully involved with UKIP.
I am not a political prostitute and will only stand for the County of my birth.
Nigel Farage said “Peter is what politics needs people with experience of all aspects of life and business” I am married to Yuleen, daughter Shannon.
This country has one chance left in May, it has to stop and NOW
South West Devon
Robin Julian is an family man of 36 years, a farmer and runs a transport training company in Plymouth covering the business and private sector.
He has the integrity, vision and energy to push forward critical issues for the local constituency. Robin is the UKIP Group Leader and a Devon County Councillor. Within DCC he is a committee member for Vulnerable Adults & Children, Corporate Services Police & Crime Commissioners, Highways, Transport, Farm Estates, Shadow Cabinet, Emergency Services and AONB. Since being in the post he has succeeded in keeping front line services open. He believes in:
• investing more money in our own NHS and dentistry's services
• better border controls restricting access to convicted criminals
• encourage local businesses to visit schools and introduce more apprenticeships and work placements
• raise the TAX level for low wages earners and scrap zero hours
• affordable sustainable housing for locals
• keep Police Stations open 24/7 and not just by appointment only
• support ex-servicemen and help them settle into civilian life, accommodation and full time employment.
Plymouth, Moor View
UKIP has selected a widely known Devon environmental campaigner, Penny Mills, as their prospective Parliamentary candidate for the Plymouth Moor view constituency. Mrs Mills is known as a tireless and passionate campaigner for bringing to public scrutiny many environmental issues and highlighting their less favourable consequences.
Launching her campaign to help fight the newly proposed incinerator at Ernesettle, she said 'I am delighted and honoured to have been selected to fight for the Plymouth Moor View seat for UKIP, and will be rolling up my sleeves immediately to help try and stop this latest application for the Incinerator off Ernesettle Lane. Plymouth is now being seen as a soft touch, as the dumping ground for burning waste, without reference to the health and well-being of the people of Plymouth. Whichever way you look at it, from the sale of Plymouth’s green spaces for housing, to the lack of decently paid job opportunities for local people, from the constant erosion of the defence industry, to the closure of Plymouth airport and lack of proper investment in infrastructure, the people of Plymouth have been repeatedly and exhaustingly let down by the traditional political parties. They have been in power here since the City came into being in the 1920s, surely that’s long enough to have got it right if ever they were going to? Everyone in the City can play their part in bringing positive change by voting for true change and voting UKIP. Let’s together put the city of Plymouth back on the map, make every Janner proud, and bring greater prosperity to all the people'.
Sittingbourne and Sheppey
Richard Palmer has lived in Newington with his wife of 35 years since 1989. Their three grown up children and six grandchildren also reside in the village and attend local schools. Richard is a serving member of Newington Parish Council.
After leaving school Richard joined the army, then in 1985 left the army and served in the ambulance service as a paramedic. At present Richard runs a small training company
His army service, working on the front line of the NHS, and running a small business has certainly stood Richard in good stead for knowing how tough things can be for ordinary people.
1 In 2009 Richard became an active member of UKIP because he felt that the ordinary, hard working person had been let down. It became clear that he needed to be concerned about the future and what was in store for his grandchildren? How would they fare at school? Would there be enough money in the pot for university, if that was their chosen path? All these questions and nobody could give him any definitive answers, until he looked at UKIP and what they stood for. In the last local council by election held on Sheppey UKIP won with 58.4% share of the vote.
Caroline Stephens has lived in the South West for 19 years. As an insurance manager, retraining as a maths teacher and adult tutor, she became involved in charity work throughout the region, encouraging teachers to include financial matters within the planning of their lessons. She also arranged interactive workshops for students, highlighting the differences between ‘needs’ and ‘wants’ helping to prevent indebtedness.
She spoke to sixth formers about the anticipated costs of living both whilst they went to university and starting work.
A Member of Parliament invited her to become a member of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Financial Education for Young People. She campaigned for financial education to become a mandatory part of the school maths curriculum with her work receiving Parliamentary recognition and an entry in Hansard.
Caroline became the spokesman for education on behalf of The Actuarial Profession’s Consumer Information Working Party.
In September, 2014, after having provided recommendations to the National Curriculum Review Team, her vision was achieved and financial education is an integral part of the School Curriculum.
Having attended a grammar school herself, she is a keen proponent of UKIP’s policy on grammar schools.
John Van Weenen
South West Bedfordshire
John was born in Enfield in 1941 and comes from a working class
background. He excelled at sport whilst at school and swam for
England in 1956.
In the late ’70’s he joined Mid-Beds Conservative Association and spent many years embroiled in the cut-and-thrust of local and county politics. John became Vice-Chair of Mid-Beds, a parish councillor in Clophill for four years, started ten new Conservative branches in Bedfordshire and raised many thousands of pounds for the party. He worked for John Carlisle when he won a decisive victory in Luton North in the General Election.
In the early ‘90’s he set out to help Professor Norman Williams at the Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel. He raised £158,000 for ‘Bowel Cancer Research’. His biggest challenge came in September 1991 with the forming of the British Charity ‘Task Force Albania’. He undertook 86 missions and safely delivered £7 million of aid to Albania.
In 1998 he embarked on the ‘British Children’s Library’ project with Earl Spencer.
He worked with Mother Teresa and her sisters both in Albania and India and was indeed humbled to receive ‘The Order of Mother Teresa’ from her in Calcutta in 1995. It was bestowed by Albania, her country of birth, and was the country’s highest civilian honour. In 1999, he was honoured to receive an MBE. Later that year, he was the subject of ‘This is Your Life’
South West Surrey
Mark is an I.T. professional specialising in banking technology with many years experience with major international firms in the City and Canary Wharf.
He currently lives near to Canary Wharf in London but has strong connections to the Surrey-Hants border area. Mark spent his teenage years in Hook and Fleet, went to secondary school in Odiham, and took his A-Levels at Farnborough Sixth Form College. He has two degrees from the University of London.
Apart from politics Mark enjoys hiking and travel. He has a strong interest in financial markets and a desire to protect the City of London from EU interference.
Mark is the branch chairman of Tower Hamlets and he stood for election to the Canary Wharf ward in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets in May 2014.
He ran the council and mayoral campaign in the borough and has also campaigned at Newark, Clacton and Rochester.
Steven Whalley has lived in the South Suffolk constituency for over thirty years. Both his children grew up there, and where his wife worked as a teacher.
He has a career in IT and Telecoms, having graduated with a BSc in Physics and a MSc in Computer Science; working in technology research, consultancy, and IT business management. He also had the opportunity to work with the former EEC on collaborative projects with European network providers and manufacturers.
It involved frequent contact in Brussels with the relevant steering committees. Other work included positions with aspiring Indian IT companies looking to provide services in the UK, and work periods in Germany and the USA. The experiences providing valuable input at a national political level.
South Suffolk is a very pleasant rural environment, but which needs careful balancing of the provision of new housing particularly for first-timers, against over development.
There is also demand for better infrastructure particularly road improvements, and for rapid roll-out of high speed broadband and mobile coverage. These issues, and others, can be resolved by strong representation with a South Suffolk UKIP MP at Westminster.
Steven was born in Moss Side, Manchester and grew up in Burnage. He attended St Bernards RC school and went on to win a scholarship to St Bede's RC Independent College.
He gained a law degree at Aberystwyth and began his career at chambers in Inner Temple. He has worked as a lawyer in the City of London and spent the past few years as general counsel to hedge fund managers. He has acted as a legal and regulatory consultant to financial institutions.
Steven joined UKIP in 2010, and has held a number of high profile roles within the party. He was elected to its NEC in 2011 and regularly represents UKIP in the media. He has been the party’s spokesperson on Financial Affairs and the City of London and was, until recently its Economic spokesman.
In July 2014 Steven was given a new brief combining his experience of Financial Affairs and adding the Migration portfolio, the latter regularly considered one of the most important issues facing Britain. Steven was elected to the European Parliament in May 2014.
He is the coordinator of the prestigious ECON Committee, which is responsible for the economic and monetary policies of the European Union.
Chris Lancelot Gerrard Wright
Chris retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1991 after 21 years’ service in Royal Signals. Subsequently Chris spent 8 years working as an IT Director before setting up his own successful software company in 2000.
Chris sold his share of the business in 2009, determined to retire.
However after nearly a year on the golf course Chris started again, providing non-executive business advice to local firms. One of them a telecoms company, based in St Albans; Chris supported them for two years. Chris is also helping a Radlett based business create a global sales and distribution business, with its support centre based in St Albans. Chris lives in Feldon and has a distributed family, with children and grandchildren in the Philippines and Australia as well as locally.
Closer to home Chris coaches youngsters cricket whilst still playing himself for Hertfordshire over 60’s.
Chris supports a number of local charities and in 2012 trekked to Base Camp, Everest supporting Reach Out Plus, based in St Albans. Chris is a Trustee of a local charity focused on helping the lost generation of 15 – 25 year olds.
South West Hertfordshire
Mark Anderson is the UKIP Parliamentary Candidate for South West Hertfordshire, which includes Tring, Berkhamsted and Rickmansworth.
Originally from Coventry, Mark has lived in Tring for 3 years. Married, with two young children, Mark is fully aware of how national issues influence us locally.
After graduating with a degree in History and Archaeology from Hull University, Mark has gone on to forge a successful career in logistics. Mark also spent nine years serving his country in the Territorial Army, which included a tour of Iraq in 2004.
Mark joined UKIP because he wants to maintain our democracy and self-government. He is passionate about education, defence and having a positive attitude towards Britain’s future with a global outlook.
Mark said, It would be a privilege to represent people of South West Hertfordshire at Westminster, and to ensure that we have a clear voice calling to maintain accountability in Westminster
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
My name is Philip Anderson, I farm at Fortrose on the Black Isleand I have also stood as a UKIP Candidate since 2001.
Of utmost concern at present is the bogus great Scottish Independence deception, propagated by SNP to the Scottish Electorate.
The reality is that Westminster and Holyrood are being replaced by Brussels governance to the extent of seventy five percent. The Scottish Government is now subjected to and complicit with Brussels left wing socialist policies, in as much as Scotland is becoming by stealth, to all intents and purposes just another region of the EU.
The only real independence party in Britain, is the UK Independence Party which pledges withdrawal from the EU in order to control Britain's own affairs, with devolved power to the people of Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and England with decentralised local regional authorities.
UKIP is the only party who would scrap the £12 billion foreign aid with the exception of £2 billion foreign aid obligated under international law.
Of the £56 million per day paid to Brussels, on withdrawal from the EU, UKIP would redirect these resources back into British infrastructure, ending cutbacks, austerity and food banks.
I’m proud to stand for UKIP and with UKIP for common sense policies. Like many of you, I find myself disillusioned by what is happening not just in our local communities but nationally.
I often wonder how things got so bad. Who? I ask is to blame. I look around, eventually looking in the mirror and realise that maybe just maybe I could have done more. I begin to realise I should have done more. It has been said that ‘decisions are made by those who turn up’. Guilty as charged! I should have turned up more and helped stop the rot. Well it’s not too late and now is the time for me to turn up and effect positive change. I promise to be part of the resolution.
The future promises one thing and that is great change. For those of us with life experience we say nothing new there then, bring it on! I would ask you to support me in my ambition to become Reading West’s next MP. Knowing in your heart, that, I will do my very best to support you in the exciting days and years to come.
Born in Greater Manchester, James has lived and worked in Preston for 10 years. He went to a very tough primary school in Bolton, then Prep School in Staffs before finishing at Grammar School in Wales. Rather than go on to University he took a Technical Apprenticeship in HM Forces.
His interest in politics stems from an early age, drawing inspiration from his great uncle who served his country in the Foreign Office as Czech Ambassador.
James has been fortunate to travel extensively through US and Scandanavia. This has taught him the success and failures of a successful, inclusive, balanced and diverse society. He has friends who he s known for 20 years, in the Bangladeshi community as well as German, South African.
Increasing disbelief after all that happened during the crash of 2007,the failure to prosecute fraudsters in the banking system and continued greed and corruption in Westminster, decided James to get involved, firstly campaigning in Brookfield last May, coming a close second to Labour at his first attempt. He became chairman of Preston and Wyre Branch last summer.
He has 2 children and his past times include England RU, chess, gym, hiking and of course politics.
Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner
Gerard Barry lives in Harefield with his wife and children and is employed as a surveyor in Central London. He was a special constable in the Met Police for 9 years and volunteered with an amateur boxing club as an assistant coach.
He is passionate about the need for an EU Referendum and believes that UKIP are the only party who will deliver that. He is positive about the impact that UKIP has already had on politics in the UK and is proud to be a part of that change.
John Charles Booker
Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough
I was elected on the 22nd May 2014 as the first UKIP councillor in Sheffield and I am very proud of that fact. I believe that Politics is about people, making decisions that effect people’s lives, if they are effected in a positive way then that is good politics, if they
are effected in a negative way then that is bad politics. I am all about good politics.
We need to put as many UKIP MP's in Westminster as possible, only then can we start to realise the ambitions of our party and put our policies into action. Having a positive attitude is worthless without positive actions. We need to give the power back to the people, put the people before the party. Mainstream political parties-'the rest'-as I call them, work to a doctrine where everyone must fit in and abide by their policies. This is wrong and must be stopped, we have the ability to stop it. We are the party of common sense and have the interests of our nation at heart.
Our country is being run by a foreign power that does not have the people’s interests at heart. It is vitally important that we take our country back, we must get our message across to the people because it is in everyone's best interest that we do. I stand for action in my constituency, I am asking the voters to put their cross at the side of my name, giving me the opportunity to represent them and allow my positive attitude to be turned into positive actions.
Runnymede and Weybridge
Joe Branco is UKIP’s Parliamentary candidate for Runnymede and Weybridge. He is an independent foreign exchange trader and is married to Nikki. They have three school aged children and have lived in Surrey for the best part of 15 years.
I believe in common sense policies such regaining control of our boarders and of immigration to relieve pressure on our NHS, education, housing, police and welfare services. Rebalancing Britain’s economy by saving £55m a day in membership fees by leaving the EU and give British workers first crack at the 800,000 jobs we currently advertise to EU workers. Allow the creation of new grammar schools and protecting our green belt are my key issues, all close to my heart.
Joe enjoys cooking, cycling and travelling with his family. He has been involved with two international charity organisations for over 20 years supporting local community projects and as far afield as Sierra Leone and Nigeria.
I have lived, worked and brought up my two children in the St Ives constituency for over 40 years. I know the area and its problems well. I want to serve the electors as MP.
I was a Solicitor Advocate in a high street practice with 3 local offices. In a low income area much of the work was with legal aid; sadly so reduced and diminishing under the Coalition. I sold my practice some years ago and have been working only part time recently.
I still continue as a duty solicitor attending police stations 24/7 as suspects are interviewed. If elected all of that will finish. Parliament will be my only job; it’s a full time job and more.
I was articled so qualified by the “apprentice route”; learning the work in a real solicitor’s office after a grammar school education I specialised in criminal law and Children’s law mainly in the last few years before selling the practice. I acted for Clients of all backgrounds.
I am involved in a charitable/ service club so again know who in our society needs helping and fund-raising
Barry Cameron studied Politics at the University of Hull. He represented the University on TV’s University Challenge.
He supports small businesses and the self-employed as he has started new businesses and been in business in the SME sector for over 30 years. In this time he has worked in bingo clubs, cinemas, bookshops, publishing and indoor shopping halls.
Barry has been a School Governor and supports UKIP’s policy on Grammar Schools as he attended a Grammar School himself.
Barry believes in a free economy, low taxes and the abolition of Inheritance tax.
Recent opinion polls show UKIP as the third most popular party in the country with nearly 1 in 5 people saying they will be voting UKIP next year. This year UKIP is polling well above average in Norfolk and at least 30% of voters are saying they will vote UKIP. The Eastern Region returned 4 UKIP members to the European Parliament in the Euro elections in May. UKIP created history by coming first in the European elections throughout the whole country.
Barry is married with two adult children.
Barry is delighted to have received this nomination from UKIP.
Third generation Nottinghamshire farming family, her father was in Bomber Command and grandfather survived the Somme.
Educated at Newark Lilley and Stone Girls’ Highschool, then Cambridge University. She has a Master’s in Economics from the University of London and undertook postgraduate research at Yale Law School. Worked on the 19th Floor of the Stock Exchange Tower in London before taking up academic posts, becoming Head of Continuing Education at London University at the age of 36. Business consultancies followed, including raising £2m venture capital to set up Oakwood Leisure Park in Wales.
She has stood in national elections twice before, for the Conservatives in Glasgow (polling 26,000 votes in the 1984 EU Election) and for the Referendum Party against Ken Clarke, then Chancellor, in Rushcliffe (polling 2,862 votes in the General Election, 1997).
She is an ardent supporter of saving the Green Belt, sustainable business and innovation (she was once a Council member of the Institute of Patentees). For Sherwood and the East Midlands, she hopes to support communities against the juggernaut of over-development. She believes individuals should have the right to affordable legal defence against social injustice, including the devastation caused by bedroom tax, benefits cuts and disappearing pensions.
Paul is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers. He has lived in the Surrey Heath area with his wife and daughterfor over 18 years,and in Frimley Green for the last eight.
Paul has worked in the Borough, for a major Engineering Contractor, and now operates as a consultant managing teams of Process Engineers executing World scale oil and gas projects for engineering companies in the South East.
Dismay at the way the European Convention on Human Rights was being used to the benefit of criminals rather than victims led Paul to attendthe UKIP South East Region conference in 2012.
This event and the passionate speeches from those present galvanised Paul’s resolve to get involved with local and national politics.
From here, he took a more active role in Surrey Heath UKIP, standing in the County Council elections in May 2013, taking over as Chairman of the Branch in summer 2013 and most recently Chairman of UKIP Surrey where he is supported by his wife who is Surrey County Organiser.
Paul also contributes regularly to the Surrey Heath Residents Network on-line blog, with podcasts and photography, and is active on social media.
I am David Collins and I live in Little Hadham in East Hertfordshire were I have lived and worked for over 40 years. I am originally from a farming background but started my first business at the age of 22 and have built and run various businesses since.
I am an ex Conservative voter who no-longer believes or trusts the politicians of any of the other three parties.
UKIP has sensible policies and a trust in the electorate, and is the only party delivering a Referendum on Europe.
A choice vital for the preservation of our National Health Service and National Social Security system.
The United Kingdom is not able to afford the International requirement forced on our welfare system by membership of the European Union, with the EU costing the UK £55 million per day. This is not sustainable
The UK needs to be in control of its Borders, Budgets and Benefits for the wellbeing of all the population of the UK and to develop this country into the Global Trading Nation it should be.
I came to Sheffield in 2003 to study and now have a PhD in Water Engineering. Like many incomers, I fell in love with the City of Sheffield, it’s surrounding countryside and it’s friendly people and decided to make Sheffield my home.
I am a Chartered Environmentalist and a Chartered Water and Environmental Manager who cares passionately about the world we live in. I also care about Britain and I joined the UK Independence Party because I believe their policies make economic and common sense.
I am married with two young girls, my eldest will be starting infant’s school this year and I want to help insure she receives the best education possible. Like many people of Sheffield, houses in the catchment area of the best schools are financially out of reach and a private education is out of the question. That’s why I strongly support UKIP’s policy on Grammar Schools. Giving our children the opportunity to have the best education possible, regardless of their financial background is the best way to increase social mobility. Politicians make decisions that affect people’s daily lives.
I will ensure the right social, environmental and economic decisions are made for the people of Sheffield.
Born in the north of England, Matthew grew up in a council estate until he was 8 years old. Through his father’s example of hard work he learnt it wasn’t the opportunities that made a man, but what was made of those opportunities.
Matthew applied himself at school and obtained the best boy award for GCSE examinations.
At the time Matthew turned 15, his family had moved to the Hambleton region of North Yorkshire. He studied A-Levels at his local school, achieving A-grades at Economics and History, and picking up the Sixth Form Award for Economics. He went to read Accountancy at University where he graduated with a 1st Class Honours Degree.
From there he went on to become a Fellow Member of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants and has had a successful career in international business over the last 20 years, as well as run his own small business in Yorkshire.
He joined UKIP 3 years ago when he realised the Conservative Party had abandoned the working class Conservative and true conservative principles of small government, low taxes, a strong military and good financial housekeeping. Matthew, 41, is married and has two children.
Hi I’m Allen Cowles, UKIP councillor for Sitwell Ward, Rotherham, and I really want to help local residents wherever I can. I have two grown up children, and fully appreciate the challenges parents are faced with.
Like many, I have grown increasingly disenchanted and frustrated with what I have observed from our politicians both locally and nationally, especially Labour.
Our long standing local MP’s fail to represent the region in Westminster, have poor track records in delivering improvements for the area and are hardly ever seen unless there is a general election in the air. Please be assured that if elected my priorities will be Rother Valley and the South Yorkshire region first, second and third.
Scarborough and Whitby
Sam is Leader of UKIP on Scarborough Council And North Yorkshire County Council, he has over 10 years experience representing you and a former Filey Mayor. Sam campaigns on a stop the waste of Taxpayers money on by consultants by councils and transparency in local government.
Sam is concerned at the over development of Housing in the Area. Sam has over 30 years in Insurance and Financial Services and was Chairman of Sun Life/ AXA Staff Association.
He is a father of four, the two youngest attending local schools.
He is a very keen golfer and now spends more time watching sport. Sam also enjoys other work in the Community as a Lion and is a Trustee on the Board of Dial -a- Ride.
Redvers Cunningham qualified as a barrister in 1992 and has worked in insurance in the City of London for over 20 years. Redvers has lived in Surrey with his wife since 1994. They have two sons of primary school age.
He is very concerned about the prospects for young people if Britain continues along its current path. He believes the best way of securing a bright and prosperous future is for Britain to leave the European Union and take back control of its laws and borders. Redvers is a keen bridge player and secretary of his local bridge club.
He follows cricket and football. He has served on the board of his local residents’ company for 14 years and was its chairman for 7 years, underlining his commitment to making a contribution to his local community.
Sutton and Cheam
Angus Dalgleish is a Professor of Oncology at the University of London and a practising medical oncologist.
He attended Harrow county grammar school and studied medicine at University College Hospital, London. After a year as a flying doctor in Mt Isa, Australia, he trained in general medicine in Brisbane and then in Oncology in Sydney. He returned to the UK to undertake research in HIV and Cancer immunotherapy.
His research has resulted in the approval of Revlimid (Lenalidomide) for myeloma and lymphoma for which he received the Lederberg prize, and more recently he has reported a marked improvement in survival rates in pancreatic cancer patients with a vaccine based product. (see Immodulon.com/news).
He has published over 350 papers and co edited 5 text books and has been a co-author on numerous patent applications. He is the principal of the Cancer Vaccine Institute and a Fellow of the Academy of medical sciences.
He decided to join UKIP when he became aware that ill-thought-through European directives were causing considerable harm to medical research and the ability to run the NHS efficiently.
He has lived in Cheam since 1992, is married with one adult son and relaxes by playing piano and tennis.
He sees the European Super state project as being the definition of ‘One Size Fits All’ and rejects that level of thought control.
He has spent thirty years in the Engineering private sector and is a reluctant politician but knows that sometimes you have to give up your pursuit of economic and social freedom for causes (politics) which in the long run enable you to live that free and self-supporting life that the Far Left of politics would deny us of.
He would like to see the end of the BBC licence fee. The Corporation would be split up into Franchise Bids for Programming whilst the infrastructure was held as a Government Limited Liability Company until sold off.
He believes that same-sex marriage is a thought control law, not an egalitarian endeavour.
He is convinced that the science shows AGW to be an anti-capitalist agenda dressed up as environmentalism in an attempt to undermine the principle of freedom and liberty.
Peter Day, 66, lives with his wife Fiona in Sandy.
He and his wife are professional singers.
He is highly experienced in the political world, having been a Conservative Councillor in Cambridge during the 80s and very involved in fighting elections at all levels including helping the Cambridge MP over two general election victories.
Peter left the Conservative Party after becoming disillusioned when its direction, leadership and ability to tell the truth became incompatible with his own views. 'For the past twenty five years the main parties have abused the trust of the people and given our Country away' says Peter
We must get the UK back under British Government control. Then, with UKIP policies and the will of the people, get rid of the 'career politician', tackle wastage, security, the NHS, schools, housing, immigration, roads and the infrastructure. Then, future governments will be directly accountable
In Saffron Walden, Peter is very keen to make sure that the challenges of a growing Stansted airport, Broomfield Hospital and housing development needs are carefully balanced to protect the nature of such a wonderful rural part of the Country.
I was born in Marsden near Huddersfield West Yorkshire in 1957.
My dad was an engineer and Mum was a full time mum to me and my two older brothers.
When I left school I joined Holset engineering, Huddersfield, and served a 4 year electrical apprenticeship before taking a further 2 years training as a technician to become the works engineer before leaving to join various electrical consultants and contractors.
During this time I met my wife Carole when I went to a job agency in Leeds where she interviewed me and I fell in love instantly.
We worked together in a number of businesses but unfortunately Carole broke her ankle in 2006 and due to errors in surgery and other complications she suffered intense pain due to the failure of NHS Management.
I believe health is the single most important issue closely followed by the future for the next generation who do not have the security of employment we had.
I was born and raised in South Shields and attended Laygate, Westoe Boys and finally Mortimer Road Schools. Like many young school leavers of my generation, I started my apprenticeship at Tyne Dock Engineering Company, but soon afterwards, I joined the army, subsequently working overseas before eventually returning to my roots in South Shields two years ago.
I worked as a music teacher teaching both in the United Kingdom and abroad. I also worked in one of HM prisons in the south of England as a counsellor.
Upon my return to the North East of England I became involved in the scouting movement as well local politics. I was elected councillor for Westoe Ward in October 2014. I believe the time has come for change: time to elect the first UKIP MP for South Tyneside.
Somerton and Frome
Born Poole Dorset 1949 and educated at Secondary Modern. I was an apprentice refrigeration engineer and later Employed as refrigeration engineer for over 33 years, another 14 years as maintenance engineer.
Moved to Yeovil, Somerset 1988 and retired from full time employment 2010.
I joined UKIP 2011 and soon became a committee member for Yeovil Branch. I stood for County Council elections May 2013 as UKIP candidate and won the seat for the Yeovil Central Division.
I attend all committee meetings that I can. I am also a member of audit and standards committee and Corporate Parent Board, also sit on various sub-groups.
I take an active part in the community, attending local Parish Council meetings. I enjoy meeting constituents, resolving many issues.
Shrewsbury and Atcham
As Shrewsbury and Atcham’s first UKIP MP, I would answer directly to you. In UKIP, we believe people come before political allegiances, and that our constituents are ‘the boss.’
I was born and grew up in Shrewsbury, going to local state schools and Shrewsbury VIth Form College. My first job after university was at BBC Radio Shropshire, then work took me to London, where I set up my own business, became a local Councillor and founded a national health charity. I’ve always kept my close ties to Shrewsbury through family and friends and now I live in Mountfields in Shrewsbury.
With considerable political and life experience behind me, and a hard-working ‘can-do’ attitude, I believe there’s a great deal I could achieve for Shrewsbury and Atcham and I hope you will give me the opportunity.
Let’s shake up politics together!
Matthew Faithfull is a hard working software engineering contractor and a
15 year veteran of UKIP's campaign to get our country back.
Active in formulating UKIP policy and in local campaigning against the massive Green Belt building programme of Labour and the Conservatives.
Parties and Candidates are too often defined by what or whom they hate. I don't do hate. I'm all about loving my country and that's not just an idea, that's you and every other British citizen wherever they were born. That's why UKIP has seen local support and membership double since the last election.
I want to be free to choose the people who govern us, to be represented by people who believe in Britain; for local people to have real power over the development of our communities. I know you want the same so join me in the people’s army and stand up for a better future.
Nigel Farage is UKIP MEP for the South East of England. He was re-elected Leader of the Party in 2010 with 60% of the vote.
First elected to the European Parliament in 1999, he has used his experience of the EU to increase awareness of its activities back home in Britain.
A firm believer in independence for the UK, he is a proponent of free speech and has faced considerable hostilities from his political opponents for speaking out in favour of free and fair referendums on the transfer of powers from elected politicians to the EU.
Nigel started life in the City of London, working at DrexellBurnham and Credit Lyonais Rouse before setting up his own company as a metals broker. He then became a founder member of UKIP in 1993 and has gone on to become the Party’s best known figure. Nigel has spent his life battling for what he believes are the best interests of this country.
No one could accuse Nigel of having an easy life. A near fatal car crash and a bout of testicular cancer in his early 20s, he almost lost his life in a plane crash on polling day 2010.
In his rare spare time he likes fishing, country ports and traditional English pubs. However, most of his time is spent travelling around the country and across the world talking about the European Union.
He has written his autobiography, Fighting Bull, and a second edition, Flying Free, was published four years ago. His most recent book, The Purple Revolution, was published in March 2015.
Edward Fila was born in Edinburgh and having worked in various parts of the UK, chose to settle with his family in Stratford upon Avon in 1980.
A keen sportsman, he still plays golf and follows cricket & football keenly.
Married to Gaynor, they have raised 3 children, all educated locally within our wonderful grammar schools.
Edward has been self employed since coming to the area, and is now involved in the recruitment of staff to the motor industry. As a local resident, he has watched as the town’s development has been affected by excessive housing with no apparent plan to improve local services.
He joined UKIP in January 2013 as he felt the party represented his views and has since worked to help Ukip become a real presence in the town.
Since being elected as Chairman of UKIP Stratford upon Avon, he has worked in close association with his committee to establish the party locally, has opened a local office and has recently welcomed the appointment of UKIP’s first District Councillor. Having now been selected to stand as UKIP’s candidate in the General Election, he is determined to offer the people of Stratford a real choice in 2015.
I am standing for election again in Portsmouth North as I believe our old political parties and system have repeatedly failed our city and country over several decades. This situation will only change when people of integrity and experience step forward for election to work in the best interests of our people. After growing up in Portsmouth, I have retained strong links with the city despite my career taking me abroad for many years.
My hope is to use my international business & social experience for the benefit of Portsmouth and the United Kingdom.
Our people, our sovereignty and our Christian values need to be protected by a pro-British and pro-individual-freedom Government. I believe this is the real change we need in British politics and that UKIP is the only Party with the will to deliver it.
I am certain that with the proper leadership, our country can be turned around and be reforged into a strong and united kingdom, that cares for its people and trades successfully with the World.
Martyn Ford has deep family, professional and business roots in Swansea. In the 1980s he was a local councillor, when he campaigned to improve child protection and further Welsh education.
Having given up eating meat 35 years ago for ethical reasons, he has campaigned to improve the way animals are treated, and has been active in several animal welfare organisations. He obtained a M.A. in history at Swansea University recently, has a legal practice in Sketty, and published a book last year on the Welsh language and culture entitled ‘For Wales, See England’, in which he challenges the orthodoxy surrounding the language and devolution.
He deplores ‘political correctness’ and, if elected, would campaign for the repeal of the Equality Act, on the grounds that it has nothing to do with equality but everything to do with social engineering.
Bryan was born in his Grandmothers’ house Plains Farm, Sunderland in 1954 and has lived the majority of his life in and around the City, now living in Ryhope.
Bryan grew up with his parents and his two brothers in Grindon and Pennywell.
He attended Springwell Infant School and Havelock Junior School and Bede Grammar School before getting married and becoming a father to two children.
On leaving Bede Grammar School, Bryan started his career in retailing. He worked at Binns in Fawcett Street and at Tesco in what is now The Bridges.
He worked alongside his wife for several years in her business and became a founder member of Sunderland City Centre Traders Association. The association worked in conjunction with Sunderland council in an endeavour to help businesses within the City centre. Bryan joined UKIP in April 2013 and is an active member within the party. He was the Social Secretary in 2014 and arranged functions and events in and around Sunderland.
Bryan stood in 2014 in the Ryhope ward and attracted 32% of the vote, coming second. He will stand again in 2015 in Ryhope in the local elections as well as in Sunderland Central in the General Election.
I have lived nearly all of my life in this Constituency. I have worked locally in many industries, including plastics and magnetic recording tape.
I now work in care for a well-known local charity.
I am 66, I have four children and three grand-children.
I have lived a successful and fulfilling life despite having been partially sighted since birth I have been a UKIP activist now for fifteen years, and have stood for the Party in eighteen elections.
We live in a crowded part of a crowded country.
The idea that we somehow need more people is patently ridiculous. The coalition government has failed to turn off the spigot that the Blair government, keen to rub our noses in diversity, turned on. The madness must end; we must regain control of our borders.
In recent years, a massive new wave of house and flat building has crashed over our heads, as an already over-crowded part of the country has been forced to become even more crowded. Our creaking infrastructure is nearing breaking point. The battles that we fight on a daily basis are with big business, bureaucracy, and Brussels, all of which feed off each other. I do not bring false promises; all I hope for is genuine democracy (local and national) and a return to self-determination.
I am like you, an ordinary man was who born and has worked most of his life in Middlesbrough, having lived for the last thirty three years in this constituency of Redcar. I started off my working life at one of the icons of this area, ICI. I then went off to join the army and later returning to engineering and after this starting my own company in computer aided design. This I carried on for over twenty years.
Throughout all this time I had a second major activity which was the Territorial Army, now called the Reserve. This has always been a calling and took up nearly all of my free time but along the way I had the greatest of experiences which has given me the life skills to now get involved with trying to solve the many issues that have plagued this area for so long.
Politics is not well thought of and going by the track record of our many career politicians I am with you on that count. However I do not count myself as one and hope to use what I have learned in life to make your life, and that of your children, better. Give me and UKIP your vote on Thursday 7th May 2015 and together we will make Redcar a better place.
Alan lives in South Derbyshire and is passionate about the rights and traditions of the people who live here.
Being thrown into politics by the injustices of local government Alan has seen the fabric of our society untangle by the policies of successive Governments of the old parties. The flip-flop effect of Conservative to Labour and Labour to Conservative only perpetuates those career politicians where there is little difference between them. Government policies are now beginning to bite into our countryside with South Derbyshire taking more than its fair share. Over development is a huge local issue that Alan will to help fight against.
Alan was born into Army life (Major Graves, Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters) and since 1983, owned a small business on Pride Park. He is married to Ann with 3 boys. The eldest having served in the Royal Navy, the middle having gone to Repton School, now doing well in business (and plays for Gresley Rovers) and the youngest off travelling abroad.
Alan first became a councillor in 1995, holding many senior positions. His experience in business, local government and his belief in self-rule for Britain makes him the ideal candidate to represent you on behalf of UKIP.
Born 1962 in Stoke-on-Trent, one of five children of a pottery worker, and brought up in what was very much a working class environment.
Educated at state schools followed by a four year electrician apprenticeship.
I worked in many parts of the UK and overseas, in various capacities up to Project Management followed by setting up my own property development company.
I became involved in politics at age 47 when joining UKIP, to try and put something back in to the country that had been good to me. I first stood in a Stoke City Council election in 2010. Reformed the Stoke Branch of UKIP in January 2011, when becoming Chair and was instrumental in fielding 10 candidates, including myself, in the City Council elections in 2010.
Since then I have built up successful Stoke Branch, regularly getting 25 plus members to attend meetings. For the 2015 elections I have to date personally recruited 23 candidates including three from the ethnic minorities and one ex-Labour Councillor.
I passed UKIPs parliamentary assessment course in 2012 and became the adopted candidate for Stoke-on-Trent Central. Currently working very hard to be elected for Stoke-on-Trent Central and be able to represent the people of the City I love.
I’m Steve Harris, a retired Naval Officer who is standing as your UKIP Parliamentary Candidate in the Portsmouth South Constituency. It’s time for change.
I believe in free trade, lower taxes, personal freedom and responsibility. I believe in Britain becoming a democratic, self-governing country once again. This can only be achieved by getting our nation out of the EU and reasserting the sovereignty of Parliament.
I believe Britain must get back control over its borders, so that it can welcome people with a positive contribution to make while limiting the overall numbers of migrants who are straining so many of our social services.
Our NHS must be preserved for us; it must cease to be the world health service brought on by EU dictated migration policies.
I will always answer directly to you, the people of the Portsmouth South Constituency.
Unlike many MP’s I have had a real life and a real job, understanding how real people live. I’ll be asking the voters to help me bring about change. Let’s see if we can make history.
I’m married with 2 children and currently live in the Borders. I was a resident in Edinburgh for 16 years and have a great love for the city and want to see it prosper.
I’ve had a varied career from my first job as a bank teller to running my own business in car sales and vehicle rental. I’m currently a carer for local residents in Duns.
My interests include Formula One, writing, podcasts, playing drums and I also do some voluntary youth work at my local Church of Scotland. I take my politics very seriously and that’s why I’m representing UKIP. I believe that its only UKIP policies that can create better opportunities for all our nation and crucially getting us out of the European Union so that we can trade freely across the whole globe and not have the political barriers that the European Union push upon us.
Rayleigh and Wickford
John Hayter is married with two sons and has lived in Rayleigh for 40 years. He is a Rochford District Councillor and a Higher Courts Solicitor-Advocate (Criminal Proceedings). He ran his own practice in Southend for 27 years appearing as a defence solicitor in the magistrate’s courts and crown courts.
With a lifetime of experience working in the real world he is more than aware of the realities and difficulties the Rayleigh and Wickford constituents face on a daily basis, and understands many of their views and concerns.
The LibLabCon career politicians, together with their EU masters, are working to dismantle our country as a Nation State. John is determined to reverse this and restore democracy and sovereignty to the constituents of Rayleigh and Wickford, and Britain.
Essex has always been in the vanguard of political movements from the Peasants Revolt to Oliver Cromwell and Margaret Thatcher. This time, John feels, it is UKIP, the people’s army.
John regards this General Election as being the most exciting for years, possibly ever, with the rise of UKIP. He is delighted to be part of it.
Selby and Ainsty
I retired from the Royal Navy in 1996 after serving for 30 years On retirement I searched for a way of giving something back to the community, and became a Parish Councillor, which I greatly enjoyed.
In 2006, after much research, I finally decided to nail my colours to the mast, and that colour was purple. I was elected Chair of a newly formed Selby branch, then became County Chair of North Yorkshire, and Energy Spokesman for the Region. Since then I have given numerous talks and presentations to branches and other organisations, mainly on the subjects of fracking and HS2.
I am extremely proud to be adopted as PPC for Selby & Ainsty constituency (where I live) and if elected will serve my community and country to the utmost of my ability
Skipton and Ripon
My wife Kate and I have been resident in the constituency for over 20 years. We live in Bishop Thornton near Ripon with our two teenage children and 2 dogs. I have been in business for 30 years from apprentice to chief executive and have operated in sectors as diverse as Renewable Energy, Recruitment and Arts Charities.
I have travelled extensively throughout Europe, but don’t want the UK to be run by Brussels. I can add value to the constituency, through hard work common sense and honesty
I was born in 1969 and grew up in Bournville, Birmingham.
I became the first member of my family to go to university studying Spanish and Business Studies at The University of Sheffield with a year spent at The University of Valencia.
Following graduation I moved back to live and work in Spain and spent two further years in Valencia.
Returning to the UK in 1993 I settled in Solihull and, after nine difficult months of searching, got my first job in sales. I feel for young adults facing this reality now and I cannot see the sense of an open-borders immigration policy to the EU when we have over 1 million young people unemployed.
Having lived in Solihull for over twenty years, I understand the key issues facing Silhillians. Our hospital, and the full range of services it needs to provide for Solihull, is key to all residents.
UKIP is committed to ensure the NHS remains free at the point of delivery and need.
I live in Dorridge. Solihull with my wife Alison, and children Oscar twelve and Beatrice ten.
I work for a UK manufacturing company developing business in Latin America, Iberia and Eastern Europe. In my spare time, I turn out every Saturday in the summer months for Earlswood Cricket Club Second XI.
My name is Mary Herdman and I have lived in and around the Peterborough area for the last 18 years. I retired from my position as Regional Manager for BEN, the Motor Industries Benevolent Fund seven years ago and I now run my own property business and I also work part-time for the BGL Group in Peterborough.
I joined UKIP in 2003 and stood as the UKIP Parliamentary Candidate for Peterborough in 2005. I also stood as the City Council candidate representing the ward of Thorney and Eye in May of this year, where I missed getting voted onto the council by a margin of 10 votes. I have been a parish councillor in Thorney and I will be representing the ward of Paston as the UKIP candidate in 2015.
I joined UKIP because I was totally disillusioned with the views and policies of both Labour and the Conservatives. It is important that we take back control of our borders, our laws and our judicial system.
Sleaford and North Hykeham
I am currently working for the Lincolnshire constabulary as a Police Surgeon. Before that I worked in numerous NHS hospitals, Lincoln Prison and Campsfield House Immigration Detention Centre, all of which have given me wide-ranging knowledge which could be put to good use. I have served as a Surgeon Lt. in the Royal Naval Reserves.
I have lived in the constituency for 3 years, and it would be my intention to continue living here with my wife, Kathie. I was unanimously selected by the committee to be the UKIP Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Sleaford and North Hykeham, and have been an active member for the UKIP Party for two years.
I want to see immigration controlled because as a country we have more people who live in each square mile than China. Only by seeking an early exit from the European Union will we reduce uncontrolled immigration to sensible numbers, to reduce the demand on our NHS, Schools and Benefit System; and ensure we have British jobs for British workers. Labour said it, UKIP means it.
I will argue for the eight billion pounds saved by leaving the European Union to be invested in the NHS so that the villagers of Ruskington don't have to wait two weeks to see a GP.
Stephen is a Leeds based barrister specialising in business law who has lived in the Goole area for 18 years. Prior to being selected as the UKIP candidate for Scunthorpe he was the press officer and spokesman for the Scunthorpe and Brigg & Goole UKIP branch. Stephen says, I am delighted to have been selected as UKIP’s candidate for Scunthorpe, which is definitely a winnable seat for us where the choice is between Labour and UKIP.
I have always believed in getting Britain out of the EU and we have now reached the point where this is a very pressing issue which affects people’s everyday lives as a result of uncontrolled immigration from low wage countries in other parts of Europe which is forcing down wages for British workers and causing a crisis in the provision of public services, jobs, and housing.
Only UKIP can solve these problems
Born and adopted in Wrexham North Wales in 1946 to two very loving parents. Dad worked in the steel industry in Flintshire for 47 years and mum a domestic at the Wrexham hospital.
My time at junior school was spent at the local Church in Wales Primary. Leaving school brought a few misplaced jobs. My desire to train to become State Registered Nurse and follow the principles of the St. John Ambulance were set aside because of my weak sight. Time spent working with the chronically sick and disabled ex service lead to an opportunity for me to work with what is now called special needs young people.
Much enjoyment has been gained creating and developing my independent travel agency and tour operation. In the twenty years meeting and encouraging young people to understand tourism, its value to a country, bringing jobs and a future was extremely satisfying.
I joined Ukip some three years ago having lost my private pension. Bank scandals, miss selling and deception need attention with a political safe guard because on -going governments have failed. There are many other issues that need change and revaluation.
My interests include Rotary, Fund raising for local and worldwide need. Welsh choirs and have brought them over the border to England to display a commitment, sharing and good will through song.
I was born and grew up in Leicestershire then moved to Stone in 1988. I started work in the building sector and progressed from basement to boardroom over a period of 32 years.
This included a senior international role whilst working for a major plc company.
After this I rose to the challenge of starting my own successful consultancy business which I ran until I retired in 2012.
Becoming interested in the challenge to put people before politics I was UKIP’s candidate for the 2010 campaign which gave me an introduction into politics. Since then, I have held various senior positions within UKIP at branch, county and regional level.
Also representing, as required the MEP at various meetings and forums.
I have a broad level of life experience and an ethic for hard work combined with an enthusiastic and confident outlook. This makes me ideally suited to represent the Stone constituency as its MP, and I look forward to the challenge, and ask you to vote for me next May.
At last a common sense party that puts people first has arrived.We have taken the place of the labour party as the true party of the wants and needs of the ordinary person.
The labour party is yet another pro United states of Europe party with its proffessional rich members and they put up millionaire and proffessional candidates here in Wales.
We belive that new jobs created in Swansea should be ring fenced for the residents. No more of the money allocated the Wales going to overseas contracters and European labour.
I will be fighting for free parking in council and hospital car parks. No more parking restrictions at shop fronts and business rates reduced. Swansea's brown field sites used to get the young on the housing ladder.
We must also stop the elderly having to choose between food or heating, We are a real peoples party to win like the greeks did, lets throw out all the proffessional politians.
UKIP can win Swansea East so you will not be wasting your vote and we are the only party that care about both the future generations and the elderly.
Born and brought up in Belfast, I was educated at Grosvenor Grammar School and the University of Ulster where I graduated in Business Studies. I enjoyed it so much that I returned some years later to study Estate Management.
My working career started in retail management when I managed a number of petrol filling stations, later working for CWS.
Moving into property management, I worked for the Northern Ireland Transport Holding Company for 17 years. This gave me a good grounding in commercial property, due to the wide diversity of their portfolio.
I am a former President Belfast Chamber of Trade and Commerce. In my spare time, I enjoy motorcycling, flying microlights and am an avid Ulster and Ireland rugby fan.
I am standing for UKIP because it is a real alternative to the tired, old-party politics which is holding back our economy and limiting our people’s living standards.
Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport
After attending grammar school I worked in finance, public sector and then my own business which was a transport café.
The signing of the Lisbon Treaty and handing over control of Westminster to the EU is why I am entering politics and standing for UKIP.
You cannot have open borders and a functioning welfare state. We cannot control our borders whilst we are in the EU. The 2008 Labour Party Climate Change Act is why we have high energy bills.
The EU wants defence to be controlled by Brussels. I want Westminster to be in control.
George grew up in Warwickshire where I was also educated, I worked in various factories and warehouses before moving to Staffordshire to run my parents farm in 2009. No industry in Britain has been handcuffed by EU legislation more than agriculture and I personally have endured the negative effects of this.
I've always voted for UKIP. I was drawn to the party's patriotic libertarian principles and common sense policies. I decided to join in May 2013 to help save my country from EU bureaucrats and untrustworthy Westminster politicians. I've successfully campaigned against unwanted greenfield housing developments and wind turbines in Staffordshire.
I participated in the 2014 European election campaign and helped UKIP win in my constituency. I am not a career politician, I am a working man, I enjoy mountain climbing, real Ale and clay pigeon shooting.
I became a candidate because I love my constituency and believe it deserves better then the mismanagement it has received from every level of government. I think this country needs to be governed by people who live in the real world and not the Westminster elite.
John Leathley is a 23 year old Durham University student in his final year. John was attracted to UKIP because of policies on clean coal, NHS and of course the EU issue.
John has never been a member of any party before and is now standing in Sedgefield to try and bring representation to the people and improve their lives through UKIP policy.
As a father of one John knows the battle the youth have to improve their lives and having currently nearly finished his degree on Primary Education knows the need for a change in the system.
John is known for his never say no attitude and commitment to the party. He is currently the Young Independence North East Regional Chairman and UKIP North East Regional Secretary.
I am 62 years old I have been a member of UKIP for 4 years although I have voted UKIP for 15 years. I am secretary and a founder member of Preseli Pembrokeshire UKIP constituency.
I am divorced but live with my long term partner Sharon, we have no children. We have lived in Wales for 12 years having moved here from Oxfordshire. I previously worked for Oxford University as a Senior Technician in the Chemistry Department. I am an engineer and designed and built teaching and research apparatus.
I am passionate about Pembrokeshire having fallen in love with the county while at school attending outward bound courses here. One of my hobbies, when time allows, is Scuba diving having dived all round the UK coastline and abroad, including the Maldives, photographing the marine environment.
I also enjoy walking, gardening and more recently sea kayaking, This is my first venture into Politics, quite late, but I believe I have a wealth of knowledge about what is right for Britain and Pembrokeshire.
Only UKIP with its sensible policies can drive Britain forward and away from the failed EU and uncontrolled mass immigration that is reducing housing and work opportunities for our unemployed.
I was the first UKIP Councillor elected to Sevenoaks District Council. Last year I read Nigel Farage’s well written book, Flying Low, which spurred me into action to stand in the by-election in Crockenhill and Well Hill.
We caused an election shock when UKIP won. The seat had been fought only 18 months earlier and our share of the vote increased from less than a tenth to over third
I have been active on Sevenoaks issues, understand procedure, and know how to get people's problems sorted out for them. Being a District Councillor has been educational and the experience has, I feel, prepared me well for being a credible choice for Sevenoaks people in the General Election in May.
My local newspaper asked me ‘Where do you think you will finish next May? Do you think you can overcome Michael Fallon’s 35.4 per cent majority from 2010’? I answered: Earlier this year in the European Elections UKIP polled more votes than the Conservatives, the first time any party in Sevenoaks has polled more votes than the Tories since 1923. Since then UKIP have become even more popular; there is energy behind us. Sevenoaks residents have, for the first time in my opinion, the opportunity, to go out and vote in the General Election in May for a very real alternative to the status quo.
I contested an election last year and against the odds I won, and winning isn't a bad habit to have. It's an enjoyable feeling too and one I want to experience again. Change is in the air
Geoff Locke is a Londoner by birth. He designed teleprinter networks for Post Office Telecommunications, before transferring to the Ministry of Technology as an Assistant Principal. He worked on technological co-operation with Eastern Europe, aimed to reduce East/West tensions. In his spare time he studied for a degree in Philosophy.
Graduation and marriage brought Geoff to Staffordshire, where he embarked on part-time postgraduate study at Keele University. He taught at Stoke-on-Trent Sixth-Form College, before becoming a regional youth work adviser with the Church of England. His master’s degree is in Religious Pluralism and he has a particular interest in Islam.
Geoff has served on General Synod and was a member of the Church of England Board of Education, where he assisted in drafting legislation. He represented the Board on the Church’s Committee for Minority Ethnicities. Locally he was instrumental in founding a new primary school and recently a secondary school.
Geoff has been a UKIP Town Councillor for Kidsgrove since 2007 and was a Staffordshire County Councillor 2009-13. He and his wife have lived in Kidsgrove for the past 44 years, where Geoff tutors in Philosophy for U3A. Their extended family, here and abroad, includes five children and six grandchildren.
South Basildon and East Thurrock
Ian is a Londoner by birth and lives in the heart of the City of London.
Educated at a state primary school, and then at Haberdashers Askes School and University College London, where he read Economics and Economic History.
Ian qualified as a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser, and was President of the Chartered Institute of Taxation in 1994-95.
First elected to Bedford Borough Council in 1976, Ian chaired its Policy Committee from 1988 to 1993, and the Planning & Transportation Committee from 1995 to 1998. He was elected to the Court of Common Council of the City of London in 1998, and was chairman of its Finance Committee from 2003 to 2006.
Ian served as Sheriff of the City in 2007-08, and was Lord Mayor of the City of London in 2008-09. He remains an Alderman and currently chairs the Corporations City Gardens & Open Spaces Committee.
Before being selected as the UKIP Parliamentary Candidate, Ian chaired Basildon & Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust from 2012, during which period the hospital was transformed from regulatory failure and being in Special Measures, to a high performing Trust which was the first Trust to be removed from Special Measures.
Ian has served on a number of public sector audit committees, and chairs some professional regulatory panels.
He is married to Lin, who is a trained and active St John Ambulance volunteer.
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
I am 53 years of age, married and I live in South Lanarkshire. I work in the financial services industry in Glasgow.
I have been a member of UKIP since 1999 and have stood in no less than 9 elections at local council, Scottish, Westminster and European level. I am active within the Lanarkshire branch and also Minute Secretary for the Scottish committee. It was an honour to be presented with a Gold medal award at Doncaster in 2014.
I firmly believe Britain should be governed by Britain and no unelected bureaucrats in Brussels or Holyrood.
I am one of the 55% who on 19th September 2014 was elated when Scotland voted to remain in the United Kingdom. We are not the “United Kingdom” for no reason, the four corners are joined by a constitution and represented by elected UKIP comrades.
I am proud to be Scottish but also proud to be British!!
Tariq, is a leading barrister nationally who has worked very closely with the communities in Stoke-On-Trent and is proud to have his roots in ‘Stoke’. He is a passionate Stoke City fan.
Tariq is married with four young children who attend schools locally. He has worked in Stoke-On-Trent with many voluntary organizations, government bodies, local schools and sat on the corporation board for Stoke-On-Trent college.
Tariq is committed to portraying a positive image of Stoke-On-Trent and bringing about real change for the people of the area. He joined UKIP after being disillusioned with the Labour party on its stance on the EU and immigration.
Barry Mahoney lives in the East Midlands European Parliamentary Constituency incorporating the Northamptonshire and Blaby Constituency.
After graduating from university he qualified as a Chartered Accountant and has worked in practice, commerce and the public sector. Whilst a Group Financial Controller during the ‘Euro’ crisis of 1992 he saw all the evidence he needed to convince him the ‘European Project’ was bad for Britain.
His interests include boating, the Grand Union flows through the constituency, environment, history and architecture.
He joined the UK Independence Party in 1994 after seeing the party election broadcast in June of that year.
He said 'UKIP did not have a candidate for the Northamptonshire and Blaby European Parliamentary Constituency. I decided if there were no other person to do the job I'd do it myself.'
Since then has fought local, parliamentary and European elections for the East Midlands including the successful 2004 and 2014 elections.
Paul was born in 1950, is happily married to his wife of over 40 years and has children and grand-children who still talk to him.
A practical man, having done an apprenticeship, Paul managed a large farm at Compton Chamberlayne and has been a police special in Wilton. He has also been a senior class Referee in Salisbury and District league and is a qualified Umpire.
Paul has undertaken many adventures, raised many thousands for charities and as a result has a great understanding of human behaviour at all levels and is well placed to assist in putting true democracy back into this once great country.
Paul has watched the political elite destroy real democracy and is determined to assist the electorate in Salisbury to regain our borders and rebuild a nation on the principles of integrity and trust.
UKIP has done exceptionally well over the last 12months and Paul believes it is well placed to represent the true values required to give our children and grand-children the foundations on which to move forward as a proud and prosperous nation once more.
A parent of three grown up children, I have been an nurse for over 40 years in both the NHS and the private sector. I also have experience in business also in the retail sector and as a business partner in a nursing home where I was the Manager for 20 years.
Now semi-retired, this enables me to give more time to fulfill the position of a Parliamentary candidate.
I joined UKIP in January 2008 having been a conservative for many years. I was a Borough Councillor at the time and my defection to UKIP was portrayed by the local media as very high profile, raising the profile of UKIP locally. Since then we have fielded candidates in every council election.
I was an M.E.P. candidate in 2009. As a member of the Eastern Counties Committee representing Hertfordshire I served for four years to Sept. 2012.
I was selected as PPC for Stevenage for the 2010 Parliamentary Elections and Chairman of Stevenage UKIP branch October 2010 to July 2014.
I was selected as UKIP Hertfordshires Police and Crime Commissioner Candidate for November 2012.
Recently (Oct.2014) voted onto the National Executive Committee, coming 2nd in this national UKIP poll.
I have gained a vast amount of experience in political campaigning over the years.
My name is Mohammed Masud, I am 57 years of age married with 3 children (grown-up) and 3 grandchildren. I have lived locally for 37 years and brought up my family here.
I have a vast knowledge of the demographic, geographical, social and economic make-up of Rochdale.
I am a working class person – not from the ruling elite.
I work as a housing officer. Therefore I have in depth knowledge about social housing. In my working life I have to be as nanny, carer, social worker, nurse, enforcement officer, benefits adviser, debt counsellor and mediator.
I deal with legislation, poverty, anti-social behaviour, ing local,homelessness, education, health, welfare benefits, vulnerable people and last but not least housing related issues.
I have served as a councillor for 11 years, chair of Area committee, District partnership and as a cabinet member. I led a campaign to reduce anti-social behaviour in a deprived neighbourhood resulting in gated alleys which protected the residents from the worst of criminal activities and bad behaviour.
I also served as primary and comprehensive schools governor.
I have worked with Citizen Advice Bureau as a volunteer adviser.
St Austell and Newquay
David has lived in the St Austell area for over 30 years and been very involved in the community. He has been Chairman of governors for a local school, a schools assembly visitor for 25 years, a Restormel Borough Councillor, Chairman of a steering group that went on to form The Burrows Community Centre, part of the leadership team of a local church, a committee member for Emmaus St Austell, a trustee of St Austell Community Kitchen and a debt counsellor for STAK + Debt Advice.
David is married with two grown up children, both of whom enjoyed their state school education and were both achieved the Gifted and Talented awards.
Education is one of David’s priorities and has been in adult education for over 15 years. The amount of money being spent is reducing year on year and many adults’ basic skills are being overlooked.
Lack of literacy and numeracy skills costs this country £billions each year!
Likewise poor skills have been linked to lower earnings and David’s passion to assist those who are vulnerable, needy and homeless continues to transform people’s lives. Helping folk get back on their feet and regain their self-esteem, confidence and self-worth is the same as eating chocolate: very satisfactory.
Poplar and Limehouse
Age 52, I was born in London's East End. At age 11 I went to board at Caterham School.
After leaving school I started my own business in the retail trade and did remarkably well.
At 23 years old I decided to go back into education and attended Sussex Aviation, Van Nuys CA where after 4 years I became a Commercial Pilot. I did this whilst looking after my wife and daughter. By the age of 27 I was a Commercial Pilot working in Los Angeles I stayed there for 5 years then went on to other places around the world. I never lost contact with family and friends in East London, which is where my heart has always been.
On returning to Tower Hamlets I went back into business and now also politics. I felt the need to help my community. I joined UKIP because the other parties were not doing a good job and I believe UKIP and myself can do much better. I stood as the UKIP Mayoral Candidate in 2014 going up against Lufthur Rahman and John Biggs.
my daughter lives in Tower Hamlet and my grandchildren go to school here. It's my home and I want to fix some of the obvious problems we seem to have. If I'm elected I will do a great Job.
Samah was brought up and educated in Walthamstow before moving to live in Richmond in 2010. She is a mother of 2 girls aged 8 and 10 who attend local Richmond schools. Her parents came from Pakistan as first generation immigrants and worked hard to set up new life for the family in this country.
Samah is a Freelance Makeup Artist who has worked with celebrities in films and TV.
In 2001 her 22 year old brother was murdered for no apparent reason in London. As a result her family set up the Shakirs Youth Trust. She has has experience of Youth Work with the Trust.
She is keenly interested in the local community. She had not been involved in politics until she joined UKIP in 2012. She was the UKIP candidate in Ham and Petersham and Richmond Riverside in the May local elections of 2014.
Samah will campaign for action, not just talk - on Immigration, safer streets, priority for local residents for local housing, better local schools and the right to be given a say on the EU.
I was born in Southend and my family were part of Southend life, my mother played piano in pubs, her relatives ran a fish restaurant, barber shop and penny arcade.
After qualifying as an engineer, I served in the Royal Air Force for 21 years. I’ve worked in the IT industry for as many years since. In 2013, after years of exasperation at the way we are governed
I joined UKIP, never having been a member of a political party before.
I worked hard as an activist in a branch for the 2013 County elections, helping to elect 2 Councillors. I became the Branch Campaign Manager and then worked on the 2014 Euro campaign.
Shirley was born in 1966 in Chorley and has spent most of her working life working with community groups across Lancashire. With an environmental science & horticultural background she is horrified at the scale of development taking place across the Ribble Valley, due to an aggressive coalition strategy. Shirley is a firm supporter of UKIP policy of allowing residents to overturn planning permission for large-scale developments by a referendum triggered by the signatures of 5 % of the District or Borough electors collected within three months.
Mum to a 7 year old, Shirley is active within her daughter’s school both with the PTA and as chair of Governors, and a firm believer in parent’s right of choice and UKIP’s policy on the reintroduction of Grammar Schools. Although a UKIP Parish Councillor, Shirley will be the first to tell you she is not a career politician but just someone who is patriotic and cares about the future of the next generation. Having lived and worked in the Ribble Valley she believes more needs to be done to support rural industries and small and medium business.
South Holland and The Deepings
David is an experienced politician based in the East Midlands. A former Leader of Leicestershire County Council and Chairman of the East Midlands Regional Assembly. He was chosen by UKIP to fight the South Holland and the Deepings seat last year and is working with a strong and committed local party.
David has campaigned throughout the East Midlands for UKIP working for Roger Helmer MEP in the Newark by-election and Mark Reckless MP.
His message of securing our borders, safeguarding our public services and strengthening our economy is finding great resonance in his part of Lincolnshire.
David is married to Liz, they have 3 children and 5 grandchildren. He was educated at a State Grammar School and the Universities of Salford and St John's College, Oxford. He is a graduate chemist and runs his own business. He was appointed CBE in 2009 for services to local and regional government.
I am 47 years old born, raised and educated on Merseyside.
I am the father of two sons who both live and work in Liverpool. I manage my own IT/management consultancy company which has consulted predominately to the National Health Service for over a decade.
I have a passionate belief that the United Kingdom needs a change in Political leadership. There is a demonstrable need to ensure that all Government decisions, whether they are local or national in nature, are made with the best interests, and support of, the people of our country.
I am extremely honoured to have been selected to represent the UK Independence Party as Sefton Central’s Parliamentary Candidate. It is my sincere wish to win the forthcoming election and I am determined to subsequently achieve successful outcomes for the people of Sefton Central. I have a clear and passionate vision of how UKIPs local and national policies can help achievepositive affects for people in the Sefton community coupled with aspirations for the national and local economy.
As a member of the Institute of Leadership and Management I am an expert coach and mentor, with this expertise extending to developing health and wellbeing and life opportunities to adults and young people in local communities.
Henry was born and bred in Kilkeel, Co. Down where he has served as a councillor on Newry & Mourne District council for the Mournes area since 1989, Henry was elected to the newly formed Newry Mourne and Down super council in May 2014. He is married with three children.
Henry has extensive experience in the agriculture sector, did military service in the Royal Irish and is Chairman of the local Police and Army memorial committee.
He served as a Boys Brigade officer, and has a reputation for working hard for all people, without exception.
South East Cambridgeshire
As a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, I have spent my working life as an HR professional, working for a number of organizations, primarily but not exclusively in the professional services sector, prior to becoming an independent consultant.
I joined UKIP in 2013, having become increasingly disillusioned with the established political parties who, in my view, were failing to listen to the electorate and failing to deliver on their promises.
I believe politics is about people. I believe MPs should serve their constituency, actively seeking and listening to the people’s views and supporting and representing them locally and in the House of Commons.
Never having considered any involvement in politics previously, I am delighted to have been selected as the UKIP PPC for South East Cambridgeshire.
Kim Rose, an artisan jeweller by trade and local Southampton business man actively became involved in politics in 1997 when he joined Socialist Labour alongside Arthur Scargill and stood as the Southampton-Itchen candidate. In 1999 he was approached by Colin Kane, chairman of the newly formed UK Independence Party and asked to join the party. He was selected to stand as MEP candidate travelling up and down the country, giving speeches, Kim promoted UKIP, often sharing the speaker’s platform with Nigel Farage.
From his socialist roots Kim, stood in the elections of 2001 and 2005 as the UKIP candidate for Southampton-Itchen. In the run up to this election, Kim is campaigning on tackling deprivation in the city, working to improve the lives of residents on the large estates, providing free communication for the elderly and isolated, encouraging local businesses to offer apprenticeships for young people, recognising the issues affecting the over-challenged NHS, and supporting the use of Credit Unions to replace loan shark lending.
Integral to Kim's political beliefs is the complete withdrawal from the European Union and a restoration of sovereignty and the right for Britain to govern itself.
I have lived in South Dorset for 40 years; I spent 25 years rising from the ranks to become a Captain in the British Merchant Navy. When I retired I became a successful Marine Consultant. I was awarded an MBE in 1998 for my work as the rescue co-ordinator aboard the ill-fated Herald of Free Enterprise ferry at Zeebrugge in March 1987.
My progression into local politics began with standing as a Parliamentary candidate for UKIP in South Dorset in 1997. I was elected as a Purbeck District Councillor in 2000 and a Dorset County Councillor in 2001, and remained in these positions until 2010. I was appointed to Poole Harbour Commissioners in 2001, and latterly was Chairman for 4 years.
I have a strong interest in local politics, particularly in preserving our World Heritage coastline, including being firmly against the Navitus Bay wind farm.
I am strongly in favour of an in-out referendum on Britain’s future in the European Union, and I am in favour of a controlled and fair immigration policy and wholly opposed to unlimited open door immigration.
I have lived in Swindon for the last 28 years and my children have been educated in Swindon and Highworth. During my many years with Swindon Borough Council I managed a workforce of more than 3,500 people and worked with a budget of over £65m, and left a budget surplus. Years of mismanagement have led to our council being an incredible £92m in debt and failing in its duties to deliver frontline services to local people. I will work to reverse the years of neglect, whilst ensuring that Old Town residents are strongly represented and their wishes respected, particularly in terms of planning issues and the contribution that the business community can make to the recovery of the town. I am not a career politician unlike many other candidates; therefore I would devote my full time to Swindon’s causes. Although I am a UKIP member and fully support its policies, I will promise to put Swindon first and foremost. I hope you vote for me as an upright and honest person.
St Helens North
Ian Smith is a semi-retired company chairman. A qualified engineer, Ian in his home town of St Helens and later at Liverpool. Ian Moved into the construction industry and started his own company in 1982, which grew into one of the key specialist manufactures for the transport industry.
Ian was educated locally at St Thomas and Central Modern, and was and is, a keen sportsman playing rugby, cricket and football for school and later rugby at Ruskin Park RUFC.
Apart from five years in London, Ian has always lived in St Helens, is married with children and grandchildren. A local man, father a coal miner and MUN activist, mothers family were glass workers in the local glass industry.
Both sides of the family strong labour supporters. Ian followed that tradition, but became disillusioned with what he perceived was an established political elite who considered parliament their fiefdom, free to do as they wish regardless of the electorates hopes and aspirations.
The emergence of UKIP and its raising of issues that touched a chord within a population concerned with the social upheaval to their traditional way if life and the continuing dominance and demands of Brussels, encouraged Ian to become within UKIP. As a company director and businessman, he knows how to be successful and apply pragmatic and realistic solutions that can be identified and measured and drive them forward.
South West Norfolk
Paul had a comprehensive school education and joined the Royal Air Force straight from 6th form college. He gained a Queen's Commission aged 19 and was a Tornado Navigator aged 21.
He served in the RAF for 25 years and retired at the rank of Wing Commander. During his military career he gained a Masters Degree and after leaving the RAF he worked at RUSI, the internationally renowned Defence & Security think-tank on Whitehall before being made redundant. He subsequently worked very briefly in the Middle East and as a self-employed Defence Consultant.
He joined UKIP in 2013 to stand as the Norfolk County Councillor for Swaffham in the May 2013 Council elections. He was successfully elected and a year later became Chairman of the County Council's cross-party Communities Committee which oversees delivery of 13 Service Areas (including the Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service, Libraries, Trading Standards and Public Health) to more than 850 000 people in Norfolk.
A Christian from nonconformist denominations, he has been married 32 years and has two grown up children.
Penrith and The Border
John is 51 and lives in Wigton, in the North West of the constituency. Married with children and grandchildren, John runs his own business including a small farm, holiday cottages, camping site and was a former area manager for PFK a North Cumbria estate agency.
John has been active in the community having been a member of many local groups including the rotary club and the Scouts as well as being a local school Governor. In the last few years John has been an active campaigner for better internet and broadband in rural areas and has campaigned against un-suitable wind farms in the north of Cumbria.
John has studied the impact of climate change and the impact of renewable energy for over ten years and has expert knowledge on the subject and its impact on the county and country. John has also been a director of a number of other companies and local charities and has a wide range of social and business experience unlike most of our current MPs and politicians.
Roger grew up in Leeds and has lived in the Pudsey Constituency for 12 years. He trained and worked as an engineer, later gaining a degree at Leeds University and providing IT services to local Small-Medium Enterprises. He works at The University of Leeds and co-authors research on his award winning science blog, as well as campaigning for UKIP.
He is Vice Chair of the West Leeds & Pudsey branch. As Leeds representative for the Motorcycle Action Group, Roger was involved in the organisation of the Eurodemo. This action saw 25,000 motorcyclists converge on Brussels, successfully lobbying the European Commission to remove restrictive clauses from a ‘multidirective’ affecting motorists and motorcyclists.
During a 14 week period in 2006, Roger co-ordinated a campaign which raised £247,760 for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance Charity to pay the deposit on its second helicopter, now saving lives across the county.
As well as voluntary conservation work in his locale, Roger supports various local organisations and campaigns, one of which successfully defeated an application for a badly situated wind turbine in 2014. Roger is now the PPC for Pudsey and will campaign tirelessly for UKIP to win this parliamentary seat.
As a local family man with two children, I am enthusiastic at the prospect of helping to create a better future for Pendle.
My past experience as a Retained Firefighter, and Chairman of Barrowford Show, demonstrates that I am used to teamwork and can identify with people’s hopes and concerns.
After a career in the haulage industry, cut short by an industrial accident, I can empathise with people whose disabilities are more challenging my own.
I moved to Putney because of the green spaces which I will protect, as well as improve the quality of life generally using taxpayer money currently sent overseas.
Work at home and abroad informs my views on taking Britain forward as a good neighbour, but not slave, to the Germany-dominated EU. Annulling EU membership will free Britain to trade globally and capitalise on Commonwealth links for mutual benefit.
When working on assignment as a financial journalist overseas, I often heard the demand for trade which leads to job opportunities in place of demeaning aid. With the UK in debt, charity needs to start at home. As a prime EU market, Britain doesn't need expensive, restrictive EU membership to trade freely. Nor do we need free movement of people when Britain has got enough talent waiting to be developed, not demoralised with wages currently more in with the cost-of-living in less expensive countries.
As a university tutor and employer of graduates, I am aware of how reformed education can develop diverse in-demand specialist abilities, so that we can reduce skills shortages and achieve full employment.
Rochford and Southend East
Floyd Waterworth is a local man, Essex born and bred, and has been working in the Rochford and Southend areas for the past 40 years.
He is a surveyor, having entered the profession as a mature student. Before that, he was a reporter on the local paper and later a feature writer. He has since contributed articles and written advertising material for most of the national papers.
He has a special interest in planning issues and small business and is a member of the Federation of Small Businesses. He has long campaigned for a better deal for farms and businesses in the rural areas, arguing that more needs to be done to help those who are working to preserve the countryside.
He has also been calling for better flood defences for the area, and to keep open care homes and libraries that are threatened by financial cutbacks.
Floyd is keen on sport, especially cricket and football and supports the local team,
Edward Whitfield was born and raised in North Staffordshire.
He was educated at Yarlet Hall, near Stafford and afterwards attended Shrewsbury School where he obtained 3 'A' level's. He then qualified as a Chartered Accountant in the late 1960s.
He joined the Newcastle family firm of Whitfields' Minerals as the 5th generation, travelling round the UK and Europe selling Ceramic Materials.
He was a General Commissioner for Income Tax from 1978 to 2009, during which time he was appointed to the Lord Lieutenant's Advisory Committee, which met in Stafford, where he acted for10 years. He was elected Chairman of the Newcastle Panel for 6 years.
In 1996 he was elected National President of the Institute of Ceramic Technology, a one year post.
Always interested in Politics, he began to attend UKIP meetings in 2013 after Nigel Farage began to expose the undemocratic workings and Federal aims of the EU and its Commissioners. He joined the Stone Branch of UKIP in early 2014.
A keen gardener and sports enthusiast, he has also been interested in and owned several old cars over the years.
Sheffield South East
I'm the Son of a Mixed-Race Immigrant. My father and forefathers were Anglo-Indians who came to the UK in 1947.
I was born in the mid 70's and my formative years were spent in a Council House in a happy yet unassuming neighbourhood; times were tough.
Despite this, I was lucky enough to get a scholarship at a top local school and ended up with a fantastic Grammar School type education.
By the mid 90's, student loans were becoming the norm and my family were not in a position to pay for me. Rather than attend a top University and end up in huge debt I was lucky enough to obtain a Fast Track Training Contract in a Practice as a Trainee Chartered Accountant.
I have now become Sheffield's largest independent Metal Recycler (or Scrap Merchant - if you like). The Metal Recycling world is a vibrant, innovative and exciting multi-billion pound UK and export- based GREEN Industry. The people are diverse and no day is the same.
For around 6 years I featured in Who's Who as one of the Young Entrepeneurs of the year until I got to 35 and became too old.
I'm a Politics Junkie and think that I'm different to most Politicians in that I have, and still live in the real world.
Married with 2 young children,this is my home seat, a place that I care about.
David combines a love of Poole since boyhood with years of business experience.
After working internationally in M&A, he founded Shield Corporate Finance (www.sellingabusinessformore.co.uk) in Poole in 2001, to help entrepreneurs build and release value.
Appreciating Europe's rich diversity, he welcomed the Common Market but has watched EU developments with mounting concern over the past 40 years:
• Political integration that rides roughshod over democracy, accountability and national sovereignty
• 'Fortress Europe' protectionism that impedes adjustment to global economic realities
• Incoherent economic policy (monetary union without fiscal integration)
• Bureaucratic over-burdening of business
Convinced that Britain would be better off out of the EU, and disillusioned with Conservative double-speak, he joined UKIP in April 2013, becoming Poole's PPC.