2015 Parliamentary Adopted Candidates
Having always been a Labour supporter I voted Referendum in 1997 because I understood the consequences that loss of sovereignty was having on British democracy.
During the campaign I met UKIP activists and have voted UKIP ever since. As an active member since 2009 I have been active in eight election campaigns with four as a candidate increasing my vote share on each occasion.
As South Essex Chairman in 2013 I co-ordinated our Essex County campaign that saw four Councillors elected and the formation of two new Constituency Associations in Castle Point and Rayleigh/Wickford. I stayed on as Chairman in 2014 helping South Essex in the Southend Borough elections where we won five seats.
Having moved to Hatfield Peverel, (where I serve as a Parish Councillor) I joined the Central Essex branch. Witham is considered a safe Tory seat but UKIP support has risen dramatically in recent council by elections.
My aim is to contest a campaign of public meetings supported by substantial leafleting and action days.
It is my belief that if UKIP policies are made known with sound argument supported by hard facts we genuinely can cause an upset on the scale of Clacton or Rochester and Strood.
Phil Cunnington has lived in Wokingham for 20 years. He has two daughters. He attended Langley Grammar School and with a keen interest in education supports UKIP’s policy on grammar schools.
He has previously run his own IT business and worked as an IT project manager at home and abroad and part-time as a DJ.
Over the last 13 years he has worked in the NHS and is currently a General Manager in NHS Mental Health in Hampshire. He views UKIP’s NHS policy as one of the significant reasons to vote UKIP in 2015.
Although disabled himself, he has never let his disablement limit his determination to work hard in everything he does including playing league table tennis. He remains acutely aware of the challenges faced by both able-bodied and disabled people in Britain today. He is keen to see the rifts in our increasingly fragmented society healed and is deeply concerned by the growing divide between an often out of touch political elite and the rest of us.
He first joined UKIP because of its stand against Britain’s membership of the EU and its politically unaccountable bureaucracy.
West Bromwich West
Graham Eardley is an Associate of the chartered institute of Credit Management and has worked in both industrial and service sectors.
He is also an active member of the all Party think tank The Bruges Group for whom he has written articles and co-chaired an International Conference.
Graham is a member of the Church of England very active in his Church community where he is a Deanery Synod representative and a lay member of Lichfield Diocesan Synod.
He is currently a member of the Lichfield Diocesan Board of Patronage.
In addition Graham has made many Television and Radio appearance's on programmes including BBC1's Sunday Politics and BBC Radio 4's You & Yours plus local & International Television and Radio Broadcasts.
People are impressed by his frank “Down to earth style” and his ability unlike many politicians nowadays to tell it like it is.
Graham has already rolled up his sleeves to improve the area by taking part in voluntary litter picks organised by UKIP Councillor Phil Garrett who is also a member of Graham Eardley’s campaign team.
Barry Edwards has lived in the Twickenham area for 28 years, and has been heavily involved in the life of the town. He runs a local social enterprise, is a Trustee of Friends of Radnor Gardens (FoRG), Environmental Consultant for Mogden Residents Action Group (MRAG) and supports Twickenham Residents Action Group (TRAG), Friends of Orleans Park, Richmond United Group (RUG) and the Thames Landscape Strategy.
As a parent of two grown-up sons, at one still at University, both of whom went to Orleans Infant School, St Stephens and Orleans Park School, Barry is a firm supporter of UKIP’s policy on providing quality education for all.
Recent Opinion Polls show UKIP as the 3rd most popular Party in the country with nearly 1 in 5 people (25%) saying they will be voting UKIP next year. This year UKIP increased their Council vote rising by 4,200% in Twickenham, and then created history by winning the European Elections last May.
Barry is delighted to have received this nomination from UKIP and will be proud to represent the people of Twickenham.
Wolverhampton North East
I am a mother & wife, two of the hardest jobs to do well. I am also a solicitor & I'm qualified to lecture in Colleges and Universities.
I grew up on a council estate and I didn't do as well as I could have done at school. To give myself & my children a better future I pushed myself to get into University.
I was learning whilst also working and raising my 3 children. I graduated from Bolton University in 1996, I have also passed a number of Postgraduate Diplomas from Bolton, Manchester Metropolitan and Liverpool John Moores Universities. I was admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in 2005.
I am passionate about politics because I am determined to bring politics back to our communities and to encourage people to vote. I have been campaigning on Disability issues and I have been instrumental in writing our parties Disability Policy.
I am disabled & use a wheelchair, I know the problems beset by the recent changes because I've had experience firsthand. I've also been on benefits & fully understand how difficult it is to make ends meet.
Alan Hazelhurst, who has lived in Wakefield for over 25 years has been selected by UKIP Wakefield to be their Parliamentary candidate in the upcoming elections.
As a local business man, who has created employment for many people over the years in this area, Alan knows the importance in running a business without the red tape that the EU demands and sees an exit from the EU as being a massive cost saving to local small businesses.
He is passionate about creating energy policies that are viable and cost effective and as such is opposed to the proliferation of ineffective wind farms, which ruin the beauty of the area. He is also opposed to HS2 which he sees as a colossal waste of money and a disruptive project to the people of Wakefield and it would not even stop here.
UKIP is gaining incredible support in Wakefield where two UKIP councillors were recently elected. Voters are coming to UKIP from all sides, Conservatives as well as Labour, Lib Dems as well as previous non voters. They all want change and local people to represent them in Westminster.
Wentworth and Dearne
I’m a Yorkshireman from a working class background. My dad worked in the fishing industry and my mum was a traditional housewife.
I served in the armed forces before becoming a small businessman, so I’m not a professional politician. Until I joined UKIP, I’d had no direct involvement in politics and had always voted Labour, as was expected of me. However, I grew increasingly tired of the traditional parties’ broken promises and felt I needed to do something to bring change. I’m standing in Wentworth & Dearne to bring much needed change.
From the horrific bedroom tax and the “green” levies so unfairly imposed on our household fuel bills; to the lack of local investment, the folly of green field building programmes and the shortage of good job opportunities for our children, I understand the issues the people of this area face.
More than ever, Wentworth & Dearne needs someone who will work for the people of the area, rather than to a party agenda. Through listening to you as my employer, and working to your needs, I will get a better deal for you, as I am determined to build a better future for us all.
After 15 years working around the world as a Chartered Engineer, I now run a small Engineering Company in Cheshire, where I live with my wife and two children. As an Engineer I believe in practical solutions to fix the issues our country faces.
I know the importance of rebalancing our economy to producing things of value, and I understand how this can be achieved with sustainable supply-side economic reform. I am especially proud of UKIP's policy of removing tuition fees for those studying Science, Technology or Medical degrees to support our Manufacturing Industry and NHS.
As a Councillor for Nantwich in Cheshire, I know the importance of giving control over local matters to local people – the best custodians of our towns and countryside are those that live there. As a father, I believe in encouraging, energising and equipping our all young people to reach their full potential. We progress as a society, but it is individuals that move us, inspire us, and do great things. As a Briton, I believe in increasing personal freedom for everyone.
Nick, 45, owns his own financial planning business. As a businessman himself and having lived in Watford - Hertfordshire's commercial centre - since 1985, Nick knows only UKIP is the party of prosperity and economic common sense.
Nick is passionate about reducing the size of the State and repairing the national finances, left in ruin by Labour and degraded further under the coalition.
Nick knows that Watford remains a fascinating weather-vane for parliamentary elections. Amazingly, since 1974, whichever party has won in Watford has won the general election!
UKIP are polling strong in the town and are coming up on the inside rail. Watford could well be a four-way marginal come May 2015. Fascinatingly, in Watford, UKIP pick up the ex-Labour vote as much as the disaffected Tory one.
Nick is committed to preserving what remains of the town’s green spaces and allotments. As well, Nick is determined to help Watford’s commuters in opposing HS2: the redevelopment of Euston will see a decade’s worth of reduced services from Watford Junction, one of the busiest commuter stations in the country.
Educated in Lichfield, Staffordshire and Oswestry School in Shropshire, Tony gained a Certificate in Education at Bede College, Durham in 1974, followed by an Open University BA degree in 1982.
An English and History teacher for 30 years in schools in Buckinghamshire, Kent and West Sussex, Tony was Head of English at every school he taught at. A county-standard rugby player, he was also Director of Sport and Head of Drama, as well as a boarding housemaster.
In 2005, Tony and his wife moved to their long-term home in Devon, and he practised as a personal tutor for a number of years, preparing children for GCSE and A-level exams.
In 2008 he was invited to join the board of Devon Wheels to Work, a Community Interest Company involved in providing transport services to enable people in rural areas to commute to work.
A cricket umpire qualified to Amateur Premier Division standard, he is a member of the committee of Heathcoat Cricket Club in Tiverton. He is also a qualified licensee.
Tony joined UKIP in 2007, convinced that withdrawing from the EU was Britain’s only hope for a free and prosperous future. He soon became chairman of the Tiverton & Honiton Branch, Devon County and the South West Region. As well as standing regularly in local elections, he stood as the candidate for Taunton Deane in the 2010 General Election.
Dr Jonathan Munday lives in Wellingborough and works as an NHS GP caring for 14000 patients. He has 16 years’ experience as a local councillor and was Mayor of his Borough. He has experience as a Magistrate, as Chair of the Governors of a Further Education College and as a governor of two comprehensive schools.
He is the President of a unit of St John Ambulance and a trustee of several charities. He is married with a son, working in the Ministry of Defence.
Having been state educated at a Grammar School in Essex, Jonathan is a firm supporter of UKIP’s policy on Grammar Schools. As a councillor, a GP and a magistrate, Jonathan has seen at first hand the problems of uncontrolled immigration and is determined to control Britain’s borders.
UKIP received 37% of the vote in Wellingborough in May 2014 and if we only receive the same vote in the General Election on 7th May 2015 then UKIP will have another MP to fight for common sense and Britain against the Westminster elite. Vote UKIP, get UKIP.
Torridge and West Devon
Derek Sargent has lived in North Devon since 1988 when he retired as a Captain in the Royal Marines.
He and his wife Marjorie bought the Hoops Inn at Horns Cross and they were both very appreciative of the welcoming attitude and friendliness of the people of North Devon.
Derek sold the business in 1994 and worked as a consultant in the security industry in Angola for the next eight years. He then worked as a Benefit Fraud Investigator and Consultant for local authorities in Devon, Essex and East London and completed his career working for the Insolvency Service in Exeter as a Bankruptcy Investigator.
Derek and Marjorie live in Westward Ho in the house they completed as a self build project about 14 years ago.
Derek has kept up his connections with the Royal Marines by becoming the President of the North Devon Branch of the Royal Marines Association and is a Trustee of the National Charity. Derek takes a keen interest in the welfare of all members of the Armed Forces and their families and is the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal organiser for Northam and Westward Ho
Nigel Sussman lives in Winchmore Hill, North London, but his Grandparents lived in St John’s Wood and the Westminster Constituency for most of their lives.
Nigel spent the first 30 years of his working career in Procurement and developed global world class procurement in multiple categories and industry sectors including Construction, Finance, Oil & Gas, Manufacturing, and Telecoms; eventually becoming a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply, and also sitting as a Trustee and Congress Member of the Governing Body.
As a Commercial Director, Nigel went on to help grow a small company from start up to the leading player in its field and has most recently acted in an Entrepreneurial role with the start up of his own business. His aim has been to change the perceptions of his industry for the better.
Nigel has been married to Barbara for 25 years, with no children, but one cat.
Nigel’s own experiences finally convinced him that as a country, we are rapidly approaching a tipping point; we must deal with the Debt and Deficit issues this country faces to secure our future.
Only by exiting Europe, Taking Control of our Borders, Reducing Foreign Aid, cancelling Green Taxes and Subsidies; to name but a few, only in this way can we protect jobs and increase prosperity.
My wife and I run Micklegate Post Office and also manage a holiday cottage in beautiful Robin Hoods Bay.
Actually living in the York Outer constituency is so important, because of genuine concerns they will destroy what residents care most about. My employment means I know exactly how the local economy functions and exactly what neighbours and constituents are worried about.
I am actively involved in the Communication Workers Union representing Sub Post Offices. I have spent years campaigning to prevent injustices such as Business Rates, Post Office Closures and Car Parking Charges. I am also involved with the Mayfield Conservation Trust.
I want to become your MP to restore honour, justice and common sense to Westminster. Making sure Tax Payers Money is spent wisely. I will be campaigning for better conditions for the elderly, vulnerable, students, business and ALL families in York. My experience will bring professionalism to neglected issues such as the Local Plan and NHS.
Please help me prevent any more ruinous ideology spoiling this vibrant city. Vote for a listening Ukip who works for YOU!
I have lived in Tewkesbury most of my life and have worked in the logistics Industry for the past 25 years, latterly as a Project Manager.
I am very much a family man and have been married to Sharon for 23 years. We have four children and one grand daughter, our eldest daughter is disabled.
Our children all attended local Tewkesbury and Tirlebrook schools. I am passionate about politics and I am standing for one reason – to restore democracy to our Country and to Tewkesbury.
I am not a run of the mill politician and I come to you with a number of pledges. I will be open and honest at all times, even when delivering bad news. I do not believe in political correctness and spin. I will represent your views, meeting you at around the constituency to seek your opinions on up-coming parliamentary debates.
I will minimise operating costs, ensure that I provide value for money, and be completely open and transparent about all expenditure.
I believe in the importance of integrity and impartiality and have pledged never to employ family members.
Denis Allen has lived in Telford for nearly 18 years and has been heavily involved in the life of the town. He has served on Telford & Wrekin Borough Council as Councillor for Park Ward for 10 years.
During this time he was Cabinet Member for Communities for 2 years and Deputy Mayor for 1 year. Denis was also a Councillor on Wellington Town Council and was Mayor of Wellington for 1 year.
Denis is Chairman of Wellington Conservation Committee which has set up Dothill Local Nature Reserve with the assistance of Shropshire Wildlife Trust, Telford & Wrekin Council and Wellington Town Council. Denis takes a keen interest in environmental issues and the quality of life enjoyed by the people of Telford. As Cabinet Member for Communities Denis was responsible for Community Centres, Libraries, Sports Centres, Parks and Public Open Spaces in Telford & Wrekin.
As a veteran who served for many years in the Armed Services, Denis has a very strong sense of duty.
If elected as your Member of Parliament he promises to do his best to improve the quality of life enjoyed by the people of Telford.
I was born in Wales and moved to Taunton at the age of 4 where I attended local comprehensives and former grammar school Richard Huish College, before taking a gap year in Italy and then a place at Oxford University to read History.
This was followed by post-graduate law studies at the University of the West of England and I then returned to Taunton to train and qualify as a solicitor in a general practice family firm.
I then returned to Bristol where I am currently specialising in property and contracts litigation. I am standing for UKIP as a stand for British justice, democracy and freedom.
Derek Bennett has been a member of UKIP since June 1997. He was amongst the first people in UKIP to stand in the local elections in 2000 and has stood as the UKIP Parliamentary candidate in Walsall South during the general elections in 2001, 2005 and 2010, building the UKIP vote from under 3% to 8.4% in 2010.
During his years as a UKIP activist he has served on the UKIP NEC for 18 months from 2000 to 2001, was the UKIP West Midlands Regional Committee Secretary for eight years when the regional committees were first set up in 1998. He was also the the Walsall UKIP branch Chairman for 13 years from the setting up of the branch in 2000, the West Midlands UKIP RO for six years up until 2013 and has helped to organise six UKIP national conferences from 1999, including UKIP’s first seaside conference in Scarborough.
I was born and brought up in Cardiff. Educated at Monkton House School in the city. I spent my early years as a management accountant and alongside this I was a commissioned officer in the Royal Naval Reserve where I specialised in minewarfare and Naval Control of Shipping. I started my first business whilst in mid twenties and also served as a councillor for 8 years on Torfaen Borough Council where I sat on four major committees. I continued in business owning and running office supplies and printing companies to the present day.
I am very sensitive and knowledgeable about issues affecting small businesses. I'm also interested in economics and defence matters.
Originally a member of the Conservative Party, I found my true home in UKIP. I believe in personal freedom, natural justice and real democracy. I have a very strong sense of loyalty, duty and integrity. I also do not suffer fools gladly and I have come across an out-of-proportion number of them making decisions on behalf of the British public over the past decade or so. I have been drawn back into politics as a result - something must be done quickly to reverse the damage done by the establishment parties during the past 15 years.
I was born and brought up in Wigan. To my eternal regret and having not applied myself, I left school with no academic qualifications. On leaving school I worked on a YTS and then in a factory for approximately 5 years.
In 1990 I joined the Royal Navy and served a full career completing my service in December 2012. I now work as a Project Manager in the Health and Social Care sector and sit on the steering groups for various CCG projects relating to End of Life Care.
Like many people from my background I unconsciously voted Labour.
By 2009 I had become so disillusioned with the way that my country was heading that I started to look deeper into politics. I quickly realised that many of our MP’s are public school educated careerists who appear to be more concerned with their own achievements than the good of the country.
I am a firm advocate of protecting the NHS and it remaining free at the point of delivery.
I believe, from my personal experiences, that much can be done to improve the distribution of NHS funding so that more capital finds its way to the front line where it is really needed.
Educated at Kings College School Wimbledon, on leaving school I became an articled clerk in the City and transferred from the CCF to the Royal Naval Reserve, and later to the Royal Marine Reserve.
After marrying Rosalyn in 1974 we moved to Middlesbrough, joining the Yorkshire Volunteers TA until the birth of my son in 1977. An ultimatum was issued!
Getting involved in local politics I served on: Wealden District Council 1994 to 1999, 1994-1996 as Deputy chair of Personnel committee, and as Chair of the IT Panel 1994 – 1998 where my computer expertise saved £500,000 p.a.; Mayfield Parish Council 1994 to 2002; Crowborough Town council 2004 to 2008.
An accountant (Fellow of the Institute of Financial Accountants) I moved to IT selling multi-user accounting systems and Document Management systems. Clients included the RAF Logistics Command, and LEP PLC.
Following heart surgery I changed to property development.
In 2007 I took over a Joinery partnership producing hand made oak doors and windows. Further heart problems, since resolved, and an industrial accident forced the closure of the workshop and a return to Accountancy.
Rob has lived in Woking for almost 10 years having previously worked for a medium-sized company in Old Woking. He was also a Special Constable with Surrey Police for over seven years and for part of that he was based at Knaphill.
Rob is concerned about the strain over-development is placing on local services such as schools and doctors surgeries as well as the unsustainable debt mountain at Woking Borough Council or in private companies under its control.
Rob fully supports UKIPs policy of binding referenda on major local issues such as the Sheerwater development plans so that when 5% of the population sign a petition you are able to directly influence local decision making.
Washington and Sunderland West
Aileen Casey was born in Sunderland and has lived here all of her life, Aileen left Secondary Education to work at Brian Mills, part of the John Moores Group. Whilst working there Aileen went to Liverpool to learn the new computer systems that were being installed, becoming a training instructor for the staff at Brian Mills.
From there Aileen worked at Timex until it closed. Aileen joined GALA where she became team leader for the food court and gained a multitude of skills whilst working there, including customer care.
Aileen’s main interest over the last ten years has been as a qualified senior youth worker, working at Pitstop Washington for Special Needs Groups, the Deaf Club at Bridge St. Then transferred to X L Youth Villages working at Albany, Concord, Blackfell community days as well as any black spot area’s that the police identified.
Aileen Joined UKIP in Feb 2014 and is an active member, standing for St Anne’s Ward by-election in March 2014 coming second with 28.4%.
Aileen has been elected as Social and Fund raising Secretary at the 2015 AGM.
I am a veterinary surgeon based in Malvern, Worcestershire. I have been running my own mainly companion animal practice since 1985, now employing three other vets.
I am married to Elaine, and have four grown-up daughters. I joined UKIP in 1994, forming the first branch in the West Midlands; I chaired it for the next 11 years. I was also chairman of the Regional committee from 2001 to 2004, and sat on the national euro-election campaign committee for the 2004 euro-elections. I have stood as a candidate in three euro-elections, and three general elections, and stood for the County Council in 2013 coming second by 5 votes.
I am also a Malvern Hills Conservator, which means that I sit on the Board which is responsible for maintaining and managing the Malvern Hills.
Wythenshawe and Sale East
I was born in Wythenshawe, and grew up there along with my Parents and two sisters.
I attended the local high School leaving with no formal qualifications. After a number of manual labour jobs, including fencing, paving and factory work, I trained as a Health care assistant and worked in a number of hospitals and care homes across Manchester.
Whilst I found this work rewarding and fulfilling my ultimate ambition was to Join the British Army and serve my country. In 1999 I joined the elite Parachute Regiment and upon completion of training was awarded top recruit. During 8 years in the forces I saw action in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
After marrying my wife Emma I decided it was time to leave the forces to spend more time with my family. We have two Children, Holly 9 and Marcus 3.
Since leaving the forces I’ve had a successful career as a security consultant and auditor to large multinational companies.
Tim Cross has been selected as UKIP’s Candidate for the Worthing West Constituency for the General Election 2015. Having joined the party in 1996 Tim has stood for UKIP in three previous General Elections, 1997, 2001 and 2005 in this constituency, increasing his share of the vote each time. Tim was educated at Oundle School and the Royal Agricultural College Cirencester gaining a diploma in agriculture.
He has served on local rugby club committees and is a qualified rugby coach and referee.
Tim has international experience having lived and worked in Australia for 10 years running his own businesses. He has lived in Sussex for more than 23 years running his own businesses and used his rugby skills to provide coaching to young rugby players. He believes in total democracy, honesty and openness with no hands in the expenses till.
Tim’s priority will be to put the Worthing West Constituents first and to campaign vigorously for the our independence from the EU in order to realise the return of real democracy, regaining control of our borders stopping mass uncontrolled immigration, as well as regenerating our fishing and farming industries
Vale of Clwyd
Paul Davies-Cooke is married with three children, his family have lived in North Wales for many years. He has farmed and worked within the farming community, also for a time envolved with road haulage.
Paul currently teaches Students and Adults with learning difficulties at Coleg Cambria Northop.
He has served with the Royal Electrical Mechanical Engineers (REME) TA, he is now a Detachment Commander with the Army Cadet Force in Mold.
Paul is also a member of his local Community Council, he wants to enter Politics to serve and represent the people and make a well needed CHANGE.
Przemek De Skuba Skwirczynski
Przemek Skwirczynski is a married 32 year old father, with a decade's experience in the financial sector, preceded by a BSc in Economics at the LSE.
Polish-born and British at heart, he has lived in London for half his life, mainly in South London. As a commuter he understands the young professionals of Tooting. He has written for The Commentator and Breitbart, is an expert on the British Commonwealth and Eastern European matters, and is the founding chairman of Friends of Poland in UKIP.
He has been involved in Commonwealth policy-making within UKIP and wants to see Britain restore her global significance. As a practicing Christian he is involved in Catholic charity work and believes strong families are key to a healthy society. Among his many interests are also the London music scene, Chelsea FC and cooking.
Pete Durnell has lived in Warley for nearly 25 years. He has worked in Information Technology since leaving Coventry Lanchester Polytechnic in 1985 where he gained a Computer Science (Hons) Degree.
After college Pete joined Bass plc as a trainee based in West Bromwich, rising to Technical Support Manager before eventually leaving in 2003.
He has played cricket for the same local team since 1990 and undertaken a number of administrative roles in the club, including Sunday Captain and Fixtures Secretary.
A proud member of The People’s Army, Pete Durnell believes passionately that we must regain control of this country from the largely ‘faceless mandarins of Brussels’ before it is simply too late, but equally passionately, that Warley has a wealth of small businesses and young talent which could flourish with the right promoting and hard work to bring them together.
UKIP finished second to Labour in every ward contested in Sandwell in 2014, winning the other, and unquestionably will again represent their only credible opposition in 2015.
Based on ‘May 2014’ local election results Pete is convinced that he has a very realistic chance of winning the seat of Warley for UKIP.
Wolverhampton South West
I am privileged to announce the decision of UKIP Wolverhampton Branch to endorse my candidacy to stand for election in the Wolverhampton South West constituency.
As a born and bred Black Country Wulfrunian, my knowledge of the business and everyday way of life of this area allows me to understand the opinions and local concerns of this diverse community and to fully represent the constituents of Wolverhampton South West. I have run a small business myself for over forty years and so have practical hands-on experience of commerce and the reality of this vital part of the economy.
In my capacity of UKIP South Staffordshire chairman and UKIP Staffordshire County chairman, I have a proven record as a committed candidate representing local opinion.
I believe it’s time for political change, to move away from the present lack of support and real understanding of everyday life in order to safeguard the future of our children, grandchildren and senior citizens.
The working people of this great country have, through taxes, contributed in order to safeguard their family’s future. We need to start managing our own strengths and weaknesses before donating this hard-earned money to Europe and the rest of the world.
I was brought up by a single mother in rural Hamphire, with no electricity, hot water or indoor plumbing. After grammar school I joined the RAF as a pilot, flying Vulcans and Buccaneers. I retired early to set up a climbing plant nursery, supplying many small garden centres until the Gordon Brown squeeze shut us down. I've been a UKIP county councillor for Haverhill Cangle since the 2013 election and it's the best job I've ever had – at least when we win the battles for our residents.
We've lived in West Suffolk for over forty years and our two children were raised and educated here. We recently discovered that my father was born in Swaffham and we have family connections all through East Anglia. It would be nice to prove that Robert Fludd, yeoman of the wardrobe to Anne Boleyn, was a kinsman.
The big fights I see ahead for West Suffolk are to reverse the squeeze on local government finance and to resist developer-led over-development. My great ambition would be to halt the decline in social mobility that has developed since I was at school.
Nathan Gill is 41 years old, lives on Anglesey with his wife and five children and is currently the UKIP MEP for Wales.
After completing his education on the island he took over the family business in care for the elderly, employing over 180 people.
He became involved in UKIP in 2004 and has run various campaigns and stood for different offices in Wales for the party. In the European Parliament, Nathan sits on the International Development Committee & is the UKIP Spokesman for Foreign Aid.
At the 2014 National UKIP Wales conference, Nigel Farage made Nathan leader of UKIP in Wales.
Nathan is standing to be the next Member of Parliament for Ynys Môn (Anglesey) as he believes the people of the island deserve better then the current crop of politicians are offering.
He stands for controlling our borders, pledging an extra £3billion for our NHS, no tax on the minimum wage, cutting foreign aid and saying NO to the EU. UKIP has identified £25 billion worth of savings, which will fight the deficit without hitting vital services and raising taxes.
In the European Elections, UKIP was only 1,400 votes from beating Plaid Cymru. UKIP can win here!
Adrian was selected at a formal hustings on Tuesday the 9th December 2014. He is 62 years of age, a graduate Chartered Engineer, with forty years of experience working in engineering and manufacturing businesses in the UK and abroad. He moved with his wife Julia from Richmond in Surrey to Englefield Green two years ago.
Having stepped down from the role of CEO of a London listed PLC six years ago, Adrian is now the majority shareholder of two businesses which employ a total of 60 people.
As an employer, he is passionate about the need for good education, both academic and skill based to underpin the continued regional and national prosperity in the medium and long term.
New to politics Adrian joined UKIP in April 2014. He is excited by the common sense policies of UKIP with a modern approach to the balance between central and local decision making.
I was brought up in west Devon before following my father into the Royal Marines. After just two years I had to be invalided from the naval service and spent the next ten years working in and around London in the holiday trade, personnel departments, food distribution and the Sea Cadet Corps. I became fit enough to be commissioned into the Army and served afloat, in Germany and Berlin as well as with the TA in the UK.
Subsequent to retiring from the army after 15 years’ service, I worked in Angola and the South West before working as a civil servant in a Regimental Headquarters. I took early retirement and moved to live in Brittany where my wife and I kept pigs and sheep and I commenced helping the British Community in northern France. It was in these years that I began taking a serious interest in UK politics and came to realise that the only party that truly had the UK’s best interests at heart was UKIP.
I joined UKIP and after settling down in rural West Dorset, I applied to become a Parliamentary Candidate; being adopted in the UKIP West Dorset Constituency in March 2014.
James Goad, 43, has lived in Worcester since 2001 and works locally as a heritage consultant for an international engineering consultancy.
James has been a member of UKIP since 2011 and has been actively involved in the branch since, having served as a branch officer in various roles. He has contested every local election as a candidate since 2012, coming 41 votes shy of winning Warndon ward in 2014.
Selected as PPC in September 2014, James is looking forward to upsetting the applecart in one of the country's most high profile marginal constituencies.
'It’s not just UKIP’s view of the European Union that attracted me. It’s the wider common-sense policies underpinned by libertarian principles. The aim for small government and simpler taxation are policies I find attractive. The three main Westminster parties talk a great deal of ‘localism’ but the evidence shows they don’t mean it. UKIP want to put power back into the hands of local people, through Councils with greater powers and the introduction of local referendums. Direct democracy can change our future and only UKIP will deliver it'
I was born in Lewes and have lived in Wealden for over 25 years. I have been married to Sun Hwa for over thirty years and we have three children, one working in the Philippines and two in London.
Until recently, I was a Churchwarden and am also a Governor of a local College, help run the village hall and am a member of various local voluntary organisations.
I spent 45 years in aviation, ending as a Fleet Manager running 19 B747s. Over 25 years was spent instructing 50 plus nationalities to fly jets.
I joined UKIP after becoming disenchanted with the path the Conservatives were taking. Power was being centralised in Westminster, especially in the selection of candidates, with high profile figures being parachuted into constituencies with no regard for the feelings of the members. I am also diametrically opposed to their stance on the EU and immigration. I do not believe their promises of reform. Having been fooled before, I do not intend it to happen again.
UKIP is driven from the grassroots and will deliver on its promises. The membership will accept nothing less, nor should they.
Ken was born in Leeds (in 1953) where he spent his childhood and school years before heading south to attend university in Birmingham where he graduating with a BSc in Geology, Physics and Mathematics (in 1976). This was followed by a postgraduate year at Leeds University where he gained an MSc in Geophysics. He has been married for over 38 years, has 2 adult children and 1 young grandchild.
True to the UKIP mould of candidate, Ken is not a career politician. He has made his way through life in the ‘real world’ working for 35 years in the International Oil & Gas industry – initially as a petroleum engineer, then in business development and eventually as an executive manager.
His work has taken him to all corners of the world with spells living in such diverse countries as New Zealand, Oman, The Netherlands, Belgium and even Bonny Scotland. He returned ‘back home’ to Yorkshire to live in York several years ago and has been an active member of UKIP since 2011.
Ken is a keen cycle tourist having completed many expeditions including; Land’s End to John o’Groats, the Rhine & Mosel Valleys, France from Belgium to the Dordogne and most recently (early 2014) a 3000Km trek from the far south to the extreme north of New Zealand.
Worsley and Eccles South
I was brought up in Northeast London and left school to join The RAF as a pilot. After flying military jets for 20 years I qualified as an Airline Pilot starting at Manchester Airport in 1989 and retiring in 2002.
My flying career took me all over Europe and The Middle East including 5 years based in Brussels where I saw at first hand the extravagant and wasteful life style of EU Bureaucrats.
My wife Irina and I have lived on Salford Quays since 2004 and have developed a successful airfreight brokerage business employing local people.
A UKIP member since 2004 I believe that public opinion is now getting behind us and I am going to work full time in the constituency to make sure that voters fully understand UKIP policies which are constantly being traduced by our worried opponents.
Justin Haque is standing for the parliamentary seat of Totnes in the 2015 elections. He has been a member of UKIP since 2011.
Justin and his wife Katy, moved to South Devon in 2011 where they live and continue to work. He, as a stockbroker and she teaching yoga, meditation and tai-chi after a former career as a doctor and psychiatrist. They have also recently started a software company.
His father came from India and worked as a civil servant for 35 years. His mother, originally from Cirencester was an arts administrator mainly at the Tate Gallery. Born and raised in London, Justin went to school at Wandsworth Comprehensive and then graduated in History and Politics from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. He has worked for 23 years in the City of London building several international businesses at various banks and fund managers before moving his centre of operation to Devon in 2011.
It is since this move that his desire to help the wider Devon community through an interest in politics that has led to the decision to stand as the UKIP candidate for Totnes.
Issues ranging fromimproving Devon’s Health and Social Services and protecting them ongoing privatisation by stealth.
Defending South Devon’s unique countryside and coastline that forms the foundation of the County’s tourist industry. A more effective voice for our farmers and as Devon still has one of the remaining British fishing fleets based largely in our constituency, this needs to be actively promoted for it to expand rather than simply survive.
The essential aim of our campaign is to give a national voice to our local issues. If we raise the awareness of the challenges of ordinary working people as well as those of the young,elderly and vulnerable in our area, we can create positive change for them.
Chris Harlow is UKIP’s Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for The Cotswolds constituency. Born in Luton, Bedfordshire, Chris attended Luton Grammar School and then Lancaster University where he read History and Politics. Chris has lived in the Cotswolds for over twelve years, and knows the area well.
During his career in the transport and recruitment industries, Chris worked in both the private and public sectors, started and ran his own business, and worked at Board level in a number of large companies. He has also worked in consultancy, and as a commercial vehicle driver. Since taking early retirement, he has worked on several projects, including teaching cycling proficiency to year 5 and 6 children.
Chris has been a member of Round Table and Lions, and was a school governor for four years. As well as his interest in politics, Chris enjoys travel, and has travelled extensively throughout Britain, Europe and North America. He is married with adult children, and an increasing number of grandchildren.
He is motivated to represent UKIP by his faith in Britain, his wish to restore Britain’s democratic values, and his view that all of our citizens deserve better representation by our politicians. He is particularly interested in economics, transport and education policy.
Jan Higgins is married to Dave, has 3 children and 4 Grandchildren. Originally from Birmingham, Jan now lives in Kings Bromley, Staffordshire.
Jan enjoys helping in the community and has worked in the voluntary sector for many years. Jan understands the problems which are affecting people and families today, not just locally but nationally.
Recently being made redundant from the family support charity she managed, due to funding cuts, Jan realised how vulnerable we all are with circumstances beyond our control.
As a Grandparent of a child who has severe Autism and Learning difficulties Jan worries about his future with the closure of so many vital support services. That’s one of the reasons why Jan is standing as a UKIP parliamentary candidate; she’s a firm supporter of UKIP’s policy for Care and Support for all.
In the May 2014 elections Tamworth gained their first UKIP Councillor Tony Madge. Jan is delighted to have been selected by Tamworth UKIP to represent the constituency in May 2015 and to be part of such a great team.
Paul has lived in Walthamstow for the past 14 years and has worked in the City for nearly 20 years. Paul is currently a self-employed IT Consultant who has worked for various companies involved with international commercial insurance.
Although born in England he grew up in the Republic of Ireland before returning in his early twenties. Paul is married and met his Spanish wife in London. They have 2 children currently attending secondary school.
Paul joined UKIP in May 2013 and stood in the local elections in Waltham Forest in 2014.
Paul is delighted to be able to give the people of Walthamstow the opportunity of voting for UKIP in the general election next year. He firmly believes that people are waking up to the unfairness and disadvantages suffered by the most vulnerable and most in need in our society and that by far the biggest factor contributing to these issues are our membership of the EU and its associated open door immigration policy. These have had a profound effect on many aspects of our lives including housing, education, employment, health, law and order and social services, placing enormous financial and administrative stress on local authorities.
I was born and grew up in Kent, the eldest of four children.
My dad was a clergyman and my mum a teacher.
I attended the local girls’ grammar school. We came to Somerset when I was nineteen, and I started a career in the NHS.
I moved to Sussex in my mid-twenties, where I studied Aviation at college, and worked in Operations & Flight Despatch at Gatwick Airport.
I returned to Somerset, and met my husband Phil. We have four children.
We live in the beautiful village of Shipham on the edge of the Mendip Hills. We own and run a Volvo Specialist garage in the village.
I first became interested in politics after becoming aware of ever-increasing EU legislation affecting our business, chaotic education system and lack of jobs and housing prospects for our children.
I joined UKIP in 2012 and quickly became a keen local & national activist.
Getting involved in our campaigns in Eastleigh, Clacton & Rochester were particular highlights.
Now as Branch Chairman & County Vice-Chairman; I am committed to helping promote & coordinate UKIP activities in our local area.
In my precious free time, I enjoy reading, travelling & spending time with my family.
Wolverhampton South East
Barry Hodgson, UKIP's parliamentary candidate for Wolverhampton South East on May 7th. 2015, was born in Bradley and educated at Bilston Boy's Grammar School. He did an Engineering apprenticeship with Stewarts & Lloyds, later British Steel, Bilston. Barry stayed at the steelworks, as an internal consultant and also as planning engineer on 'Elizabeth', the iconic Black Country Blast Furnace, until the place sadly closed in 1979.
After several years managing an iron ore exploration project in the Middle East, Barry went into lecturing in management techniques at Wolverhampton College and University before launching his own management consultancy business in 1996. During his professional career he gained a number of professional qualifications culminating in a MBA at Wolverhampton University.
Since (semi) retirement, he has been busy organising the Civic 'Blue' plaques around the area, and chairing the Wolverhampton branch of UKIP, which he founded in 2010. He is president of Staffordshire Iron & Steel Institute and vice chairman of Wolverhampton Civic and Historical Society.
Barry still lives in Wolverhampton, and is proud of his Black Country roots, his sense of fair play and loyalty, and his continual efforts to apply the basic UKIP principles of Common Sense and Straight Talking in local politics.
Thirsk and Malton
Toby Horton, born in 1947, was educated at Westminster School in the shadow of our old Parliament, now diminished and trashed by EU membership. He then gained an Honours Degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Christ Church, Oxford. There he founded the Edmund Burke Debating Society in honour of Malton’s greatest MP, Edmund Burke, who first recognised the now-forgotten concept of government by consent of the electors.
At the 1983 General Election, Toby was Tony Blair’s Conservative opponent in Sedgefield. From 1996-99, he was William Hague’s Constituency Chairman in Richmond, when William Hague was leader of the Conservative Party. He was then closely involved in the successful campaign to prevent Britain’s entry into the disastrous Euro project, a danger that was only avoided by a hair’s breadth.
During a long media career, Toby has been Managing Director of Radio Tees (Stockton) and founding Director of Minster Sound Radio (York) and Yorkshire Coast Radio (Scarborough). He remains a Director of two small distribution companies, one of classical music and speech and the other of water supplies. He is married to Fiona with four children and three grandchildren and lives at Snilesworth in the North York Moors National Park.
I was born in Ashington and grew up in Stakeford. My father was a miner at Ellington Colliery and my mother worked in the local Job centres.
I work for Jonathan Arnott MEP. Previously I was a Civil Servant working in local offices before moving on to manage the National Identity Fraud Unit; my final role before leaving was manager of North East and Cumbria Area Fraud Investigation Services (Organised).
I love Wansbeck and it saddens me to see so little change or investment. There is no political will, the Conservatives treat us with contempt and Labour has become complacent. Labour had 13 years to invest in Wansbeck and did nothing. It is time to hold Labour to account and that is what I intend to do. As for the coalition – least said soonest mended. I am here to give the electorate a real choice and make a difference.
Truro and Falmouth
Like many of my fellow UKIP members I didn't find politics, it found me. I didn't set out to become an MP and I've never been interested in being a career politician. But the lack of trust in the established parties and their broken promises has encouraged me to stand in what may be the most significant election for UKIP to date.
I want to give my constituency the chance to be represented by a good candidate, supporting sound policies; in the knowledge that 'a vote for UKIP gets you UKIP' is a legitimate assertion of democratic choice which cannot be denied.
Forty years as doctor gives me a unique perspective on the NHS. But I am also a father, a husband, and citizen who is concerned about the way things are going, the lack of control local people have over local affairs, and the centralisation of power in Brussels.
Tonbridge and Malling
Robert Izzard has lived on the Kent border in Crowborough for over 40 years, knowing very well the attractions that Kent offers. He wants to see its heritage, countryside, pretty villages and pleasing town settings cherished, nurtured, and not overdeveloped.
Many visitors travelling to the UK arrive first in Kent and should be given a good impression.
Robert’s background is largely in sales and management with international IT companies. He is appalled at how successive governments have run this country over the last few decades and wants to switch into politics to try to improve things through UKIP. He is working for common sense politics, and UK strength through independence from the European Union.
Kent is known for good Grammar Schools, and Robert firmly believes in UKIP’s policy on Grammar Schools, which will help him in that endeavour. The warmly received UKIP constituency campaigning, and the national surge in UKIP support, makes it feel like a two horse race between UKIP and the Conservatives in Tonbridge and Malling.
Hilary Jones is a truly local candidate having attended Wirral schools before spending 3 years in the Army in the 1970’s. The only time spent away from Wirral. In 1981 she married local funeral director Laurence Jones and then went about qualifying as such herself.
In 1987 Hilary was first elected on to Wirral Borough Councillor as a Conservative Councillor in Bebington, serving until 1995. The following year was re elected as a Councillor for Hoylake and served until 2006. During this time she was honoured to serve as Mayor of Wirral 2004-5.
Having left the Conservative Party to join UKIP Hilary has since stood in local, national and European elections for the party, as well as being the UKIP candidate for Merseyside in the recent Police and Crime Commissioner election.
In 2007 Hilary was appointed as a Justice of the Peace serving on the Wirral Bench.
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
My name is David Michael Lansdell; I am a sixty-two year old father of five and grandfather of four, I live in Aberdeen Scotland. I own and operate an Oil & gas Exploration support business called HOSE CAMLAN hands on subsea engineering. I was lifelong conservative voter, until I finally realise that they had nothing common with me; and in effect were doing nothing to support and further anything that I or the rest of the country believed in.
I joined UKIP because they are the only party, who have any genuine interest in the wellbeing and future of the United Kingdom; and since then I have done everything I can to promote the party and its cause, as I did during the referendum here in Scotland last year, and saw the Union saved.
I now intend to work for and support UKIP, as we go from strength to strength, in pursuit of the best interests of everyone in the United Kingdom.
West Bromwich East
Happily married for thirty five years, father of two and a supporter of UKIP for twenty.
I am a redundant steelworker, have been a publican and at present drive coaches for National Express.
I am a proud Englishman and not ashamed of being patriotic.
I love my country its history and its values.
My native Black Country, hardworking and proud, has always been the heart of industry.
I stood in the 2014 local elections for the Newton Ward of West Bromwich East, and now as a PPC I will be standing in the 2015 General Election.
Not against Europe in principle, a trading union is one thing but to be ruled by unelected bureaucrats is quite another.
I am for de-centralised Government and empowering our local communities, against a Greater Birmingham and HS2.
I want to see our once Great Parliament become again the envy of the world.
I was born and raised in Tynemouth and North Shields.
I joined the RAF in 1982 as an aircraft maintenance technician, worked on various flying squadrons and saw active service in the Gulf. I left in 2010 after 27 years and now work for Northern Rail.
I married Karen in 1986 and we have two daughters. Jennifer is a police officer, Lauren is a student nurse.
In 2010 I began to realise that Labour’s approach to immigration was permanently damaging the UK. After reading the policies of all the political parties I voted UKIP because only UKIP offered me a credible and effective solution.
I joined UKIP after the NE Regional Conference in 2013, what I heard on a whole range of topics made absolute sense to me, so I joined the North Tyneside Branch.
I have served as campaign co-ordinator, Secretary and now Chairman.
In 2014 I stood as a candidate in Monkseaton South Ward.
My particular interests are youth unemployment, defence, transport and energy.
I was educated to high school standard never going on to college or university.
At 17 I joined a local chemical factory as a process trainee and over the next 23 years ended up as a team leader, until my position became redundant. I then went on to work in various employment in warehousing, road repair, driving and pharmaceutical manufacturing. At present I work in traffic management on a zero hour contract.
Although I have not been a member of UKIP for long, and have never been a member of any other political party, UKIP policies and common sense rang a bell for me, I decided to stop moaning about other political parties and stand up and be counted, to give the people of Warrington something different, a choice. Since then I have stood for local council, finishing second, helped in John Bickley’s campaign and attended national and North West conferences.
I became a PPC so that the people of this town have a UKIP candidate that is also a local person with local knowledge.
Born in North London I have lived and worked in Winchester since 1975. I studied BA History and English at King Alfred’s College then Quantity Surveying. I became a Chartered QS in 2002.
My wife, a nurse, and I married in Winchester in 1991. Our children all grew up in Winchester, latterly in Fair Oak. After joining UKIP in the late 1990s I became very active in the Eastleigh branch from 2000. For a number of years I was branch membership secretary.
At the 2010 General Election I stood for New Forest West and held my deposit. I actively campaigned for local parish and ward seats with very committed branch members, gaining election to Parish in 2012 and County in 2013.
During my post-graduate diploma in law and arbitration I began to realise how much legal control our government had given away to Brussels. The undemocratic primacy of EU community law over sovereign nation states provoked my thinking about why we must leave the European Union as quickly as possible.
Having sat on various scrutiny committees since 2013 it is clear, and of great concern, that local & national housing, education and health policies are directly and indirectly influenced by EU policy.
Warwick and Leamington
I am Alastair MacBrayne, your UKIP Candidate for Warwick and Leamington, a local man who has lived in the area for over 40 years, having traded as A Wine Merchant and Restaurateur.
I am married to Jayne, and have two married stepson’s, in wonderful caring families. Well known for supplying the alternative antiseptic to the local population as a Wine Merchant.
I arrived in Leamington Spa in 1971, as the Wine Buyer to Burgis and Colbourne, the local Department Store owned by the Army and Navy Stores Group based in Victoria. I made many long lasting friendships that have given me great support within and outside the Wine Trade.
My wife and myself are local Wine Merchants. I joined UKIP two years ago, having lost faith in the broken promises of Cameron and the Coalition. Inspired by Nigel Farage’s leadership with his vision to save our nation, being overcome by the unelected bureaucrats of the EU, out to destroy our British Culture and Freedom.
I am passionate about getting our country free again, for the good of our citizens and to bring back hope for a better future.
Vale of Glamorgan
I become an apprenticed engineer with British Gas qualifying after attending Llandaff Tech and the British gas training centre in Ferry Road Grangetown I have since worked all over the UK as an engineer as well as subsequently supervising teams of gas engineers on major contracts.
A former member of Sully Colts I have always been active in local and not so local sports and activities being a founder playing member of Sully RFC, also a former member of the Royal Marines Reserve at HMS Cambria.
Unlike many career politicians who have little or no experience of 'real life work' my involvement in politics stems purely from a disgust of the 'Political class' who are making such a poor job of running our country. I have been self employed for many years and understand the trials and tribulations of running a small business a trait that I feel is lacking in so many of our current representatives.
I joined UKIP because of my opinion that the European Union is an undemocratic dishonest affront to democracy and a drain on Britain’s resources
Thornbury and Yate
I have lived in Yate almost 19 years, with a background in security management and training and development, over the years have been involved with various crime prevention projects, I have ran my own Loss Prevention consultancy and training business and have been actively involved in the voluntary sector, a former Chairman of South Gloucestershire Federation of Small Business (FSB) and portfolio holder for Business Crime sitting on their national Home Affairs Committee and on other projects working with the police across the Southwest region including Business Crime Southwest and the South West Fraud Forum.
Locally I have sat on numerous committees and forums, including Safer South Gloucestershire, since 2010 I have been a volunteer lay advisor, supporting families fighting injustice.
I joined UKIP in 2003, with a passion for inspiring change over the years, having met many challenges and seen many changes.
Jamie Ross McKenzie is currently the Chairman for UKIP Newham and Young Independence London.
He grew up in Newham, where he has stood as a council candidate for the Conservatives in 2010 and UKIP in 2014 and is a former NUS LGBT delegate.
He studied architecture both at degree and post-graduate level, specialising in urbanism. In his studies he specifically concentrated on the relationship between literature and urban design.
Since graduating, he has worked on housing and cultural projects in Angola and Jaffna, as well as residential projects in the UK. He currently works in workspace design for creative and tech companies in East London.
He joined UKIP in 2013, worried about the size of government and the erosion of civil liberties, and has contributed to the UKIP discussion document, 'Beyond Multiculturalism, Towards a United Future'.
I have lived in Bucks for 45 years, now with my wife, Wycombe-born Kate, and our two children. Having benefitted from attending Dr Challoner’s Grammar School, I strongly support UKIP’s Grammar/High school policy.
After studies at the Royal College of Music, London and Reading University, I teach the piano locally and perform concerts.
A District Councillor since 1999, and a past Bucks County Councillor, I joined UKIP in 2013: disillusioned by the ever increasing gap between the three legacy parties’ national policies and local needs, with 75% of UK laws and regulations sprouting in Brussels.
Thus, only UKIP locally and nationally can stop unwanted vast housing numbers and associated destruction of our local countryside and Greenbelt.
Only by exiting the EU, enabling an Australian-style points system, can we fully control immigration and prioritise the NHS and Social Welfare benefits for UK citizens.
Only UKIP locally and nationally are against and will cancel HS2.
No wonder UKIP has quickly grown to be the official opposition in Bucks County Council and made history by winning the 2014 Euro elections.
I was born and have lived in Warrington all my life, I was educated at Dallam and then went onto Bewsey Secondary Modern School.
I have lived in the Latchford, Dallam and Bewsey areas of the town and now reside in Orford.
I have worked in various companies over the years, nearly all in the Warrington area, and covered a variety of work experiences.
I am a member of the Warrington, Cheshire Branch where I am on the committee and am the campaign manager for the Warrington South constituency. I have also stood in the 2014 local elections for UKIP and will be standing in the forth coming 2015 local elections; I am also the PPC for Warrington North.
I run a local business here in Warrington and have been established for 16 years, my family also run a local business in the town.
I also have a varied social life, enjoying most sports, including golf etc and am captain in various clubs. I look forward to the challenge ahead and being part of the successful UKIP team
I got involved in politics in May 2012 when I joined UKIP. I have been involved in fifteen elections since then. I have given campaign talks at conference, training seminars and branches all over the South East.
I have been a manual worker all of my adult life. Amongst other things, I have been a Postman, Milkman, Taxi-driver, Builder and Factory worker. I am now a Window-cleaner and have run my own business for twenty four years.
During my campaigns and in between them, I encourage all people to vote. Apathy is the problem with democracy. I believe the result does not reflect the will of the people if low numbers decide these crucial decisions. Politics affects us all whether we like it or not.
I want to be released from the shackles of the EU. If there was not a general election on the 7th May and Cameron and the coalition just carried on, there would be a public outcry from the media the public and politicians alike. We would not stand for it. So why do we accept the rule of unelected bureaucrats in Brussels. That is not democracy.
I am a family man, married with children. Holder of a BSc in Economics and Political Sciences, Certificate in Mortgage Advice and Practice (CeMAP1-3), Master of Laws – LLM International Law and the World Economy. MRes, MPhil, Doctoral Researcher in World Trade Law (PhD Thesis Submitted)
Presently, I am a Lecturer at theLaw School of the University of East London - Public International Lawand Human Rights in the Developing world. Furthermore, in addition to English language, I can also speak French and German languages.
I am a former Labour Party member. I joined UKIP because I am very confident of UKIP’s vision and that vision is very much alive today. Since joining UKIP I have been involved in local and by-election campaigns. However, for the 2014 Local Government Elections, I was UKIP’s candidate for Woodside, Croydon.
Age 52, married, with two dogs and a cat.
I will do my utmost to bring much-needed change myself as I sincerely believe that UKIP can and will put the “Great” back into Great Britain.
Following service in the Royal Marines, including active service in the South Atlantic in 1982 and too many winters in Norway, I have been gainfully employed in a wide range of occupations, including teaching (I have a Science degree), music and leisure sports (diving), but eventually settled to the Heating and Plumbing industry. I am currently self-employed, and am contracted to OFTEC (Oil Firing Technical Association) as a regional inspector.
Education: BSc Microbial and Cellular Biology, University of Plymouth. Ratcliffe College for Boys, Syston, Leicestershire.
Goals: My wife has spent her entire working life to date in Nursing, and I have spent more time that I would wish in and around hospitals, so if elected, I would turn my efforts and attentions to the Health Service in Wales, and particularly Betsy Cadwalader University Health Board, which is currently receiving a lot of attention for all the wrong reasons.
I am also passionate about education, the care of our elderly, and the welfare of ex-servicemen and women.
LLM Master of Laws in International Law and Criminal Justice I was a Councillor from 2010-2014 with the responsibilities as Chair of Public Accounts and Audit Select Committee Chair of Safer and Stronger Community select Committee I am an active member of UKIP, I believe in: • Democracy • Fairness • Accountability I am a people person, work with the Communities and have vast experience working with the Voluntary Organizations such as: Citizen Advice Bureau (Treasurer), CV’S Council Voluntary Sector (Trustee) Ethnic Minority Partnership Agency (Chair), African Women Network and Refugee Network (trustee) My Objectives are: • Rebuild our Prosperity • Restore our Democracy, bring the Powers back to Westminster where it belongs • Reduce Crime and Antisocial behavior • Engage Local Residents for Local issues, give them opportunity to decide.
David Scott is a retired university lecturer who grew up in Liverpool, going to Quarry Bank High School and then to Aberdeen University.
He has worked as a school teacher and in further education. He has a PhD in psychology.
He is married to Debbie, who is a lecturer. He has two children in their twenties – his daughter is an engineering officer in the RAF and his son a junior doctor.
His interests include music and cycling.
A member of UKIP since 2001, David was chairman of the Chester Branch for five years before moving to Wirral (Heswall), standing for UKIP in all possible local elections. At school in the 1960s David remembers seeing a poster explaining the structure of the EEC (as it then was), and feeling immediately it could not be good for the UK. In terms of current manifestations he believes that uncontrolled immigration is doing particular harm to ordinary working people by depressing wages and increasing unemployment, with the English language inevitably a massive draw for inward migration. He stood for UKIP in the general elections in Wirral South in 2005 and 2010.
Jack V Sen
Although Jack has a background in forestry and construction, he holds an honours degree with a concentration in Commonwealth History, something that heavily influences his foreign policy views, which along with his family's British military pedigree, gives him a unique perspective on Britain's role in the world.
I’m first and foremost a British patriot. That’s why it pains me to see the major parties collude with one another at the expense of our national sovereignty and well-being. Sending money overseas at the expense of local people is a travesty-one that I will fight to stop if I’m elected.
I was born in Wimbledon, south west London in 1962 and went to
King’s College School in Wimbledon. I have a degree in Urban Estate
Management and qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 1985 when I was 23. I
worked for a short time abroad as a ski guide and holiday rep in North Africa
and I learnt to speak Italian, became better at French and practised my
German. So I am no Euro or Xenophobe!
• I worked in the West End and City of London for companies in the commercial property world including Eagle Star Property Investment Managers, Thread needle Property Investment Managers and after moving to Bristol in 2001 for a Bristol based firm of Surveyors.
• I went inside many prisons whilst working on secondment to the Prison Service in London providing insight into our penal system and the workings of Whitehall.
• I now jointly run a small commercial property company a university friend and I set up in 1995.
• I moved to Somerset in 2001 with family. I have 3 growing up/grown up children.
• I have been a local Churchwarden for 10 years. I volunteer as a Village Speedwatcher and am on the organising committee of the annual village event. I look after and walk my neighbour’s dog often and am keen on amongst other things country life/walking/pubs, squash, flying, motoring and politics/current events.
• My Father was Mayor of the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames in 1991.
• I fought the Mendip Hills District for UKIP in the May 2013 County Council elections at short notice. I came a good 2nd winning just over 25% of the vote.
Tiverton and Honiton
Leaving the EU is paramount. I feel it is the only way we can regain control of our boarders, re take our seat on the World Trade Organisation board, re-negotiate free trade deals with the EU Commonwealth and the rest of the world and take back our place as a world leader once more.
Having followed UKIP for 10 years, I joined the party in February 2014 and immediately helped set up a Honiton group. I am now Chairman of Tiverton and Honiton Branch and a passionate campaigner.
After leaving school in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, I completed a Cabinet/Chair makers apprenticeship and spent the next 20 years in various furniture factories working my way up to Transport Manager where I gained a Certificate of Professional Competence in Transport Management.
My wife Sue and I, ran our own successful Autosmart business for five years before deciding to move to Honiton. I am now firmly established as a handyman in the Honiton area providing a general repair and maintenance service.
A family man with 3 grown up children, former Officer in the Boys Brigade and village cricketer, my hobbies include gardening, cooking, sea-kayaking and fishing.
I was born and grew up in Edmonton North London, moving to Hertfordshire in 2007. A product of the comprehensive schooling system, I worked in banking & financial services before setting up a small property maintenance company, which I still run today.
In October 2011, having signed the Downing Street petition for an EU referendum, I lobbied my local MP (Grant Shapps) to allow the people to have a say on their future. Needless to say the career politicians voted against a democratic decision on the EU. That day was not however wasted, queuing outside Westminster Palace allowed me to chat with UKIP members that were also lobbing their MP.
It didn’t take me long to realise that UKIP was not the racist fruitcake party that the media had led me to believe. I immediately joined UKIP. Now every time I watch, hear or read the anti UKIP narrative, my resolve to bring about change grows, or, as a witty friend put it - I’m 'a revolting peasant'.
I’m passionate about the green belt and democracy - The people should decide their future, not vested interest within the corridors of power.
I’ve run a successful business for over 15 years. Before that, I worked in marketing and advertising in the UK and Australia. This followed a degree from Oxford University (Politics, Philosophy and Economics).
I have two teenage sons, and my wife is a historian.
In 2010, I stood at the General Election in Buckingham, against John Bercow, on a Cut the Deficit platform. I was (and still am) deeply concerned about the failure of our Government to balance the books. I also opposed HS2. I met Nigel Farage during this campaign, and subsequently joined UKIP.
In 2014 I stood for the European Parliament. We now have 4 MEPs in the South East –I wait patiently having been 9th on our list! For me the arguments on Europe are clear: we don’t need the wastefulness of Brussels, or the constant drive towards ‘ever closer union’. Now is the moment to re-establish democracy and take back control of our country.
Here in Witney, we’re keeping the pressure on Cameron. His policy on Europe has no credibility. In addition, he should be addressing constituency issues, giving local people more say on planning, and tackling our transport crisis.
I am married with two young daughters and currently employed as a physicist within the defence industry. I have always been proud to serve and protect the UK and whilst working to obtain my degrees, also served in the Territorial Army as an infantry man and signaller. I have taken a keen interest in the rights of local communities to decide for themselves major issues which affect them.
The ongoing steam-rollering of communities in Oxfordshire with massive new housing estates on green field land is an affront to the rights of local people. The rights of local people must come first and it's about time that people in the Wantage Constituency had an MP committed to speaking up for them.
I believe that our country has a bright and positive future and that the people best suited to deciding that future are the British people and their representatives in the British Parliament. We should be free to decide our own laws, to choose our own place in the world, and to work for free trade with dynamic and growing countries everywhere. The world is full of opportunities – let’s go find them!
Wyre and Preston North
I was born and bred in my constituency. I have a degree in Human Resource Management and a postgraduate Certificate in Education. I own a traditional toyshop and am an active member of my local Business Group. I also teach part time. At last May’s local elections, I gained second place out of four candidates.
I enjoy fell and trail running, having successfully completed three 50-mile Lakeland Ultra marathons. I also enjoy climbing, walking and supporting local animal charities.
One of my main concerns is the excessive amount of unsustainable house building which is taking place on greenfield land, destroying wildlife habitats in the process. Local campaigns in protest have been ignored by our remote government, whose planning policy favours developers. I am also concerned about the reduction in frontline policing, as well as small businesses being overburdened by ever-increasing legislation. I want to promote local referendums to give communities a democratic voice on contentious issues.
I believe that UKIP is the only party which offers a vision of hope and aspiration for the British people. The old political order has now lost its way, being too far removed from those it claims to represent.
I left school with no qualifications having gone to Grammar school which the Government abolished halfway through my education. I then worked on an assembly line at Fords, Dagenham and was in line to be a shop steward.
I spent some time in Australia and upon my return I started my own company in London 25 years ago. It is now the largest UK owned company in its sector in the South West.
I stood in Bath in 2010 and the hypocrisy of the promises given to the students at Bath University and the UK, to fight against tuition fees by the Lib Dem MP, reinforced my decision to stand for UKIP who, alone amongst the major parties give their MP's the right to return to their employers, you the electorate, for local referendum on issues outside the UKIP manifesto.
As your UKIP Parliamentary Candidate I will always put your interests first. I am a local man, born and educated in Wyre Forest. I have an Armed Forces background and I live and run my own small business here.
My aim is to halt the economic decline of our area; it is outrageous that our once thriving communities are now officially among the lowest paid workforce in England. It is time we had an MP who is prepared to work with the community and to fight for real wealth creation. We do not need endless vanity projects we need to regenerate our derelict brown field sites and put Wyre Forest back on the economic map.
You may already know me as a local District Councillor and someone who has campaigned tirelessly to improve life in the Wyre Forest. After our successes in recent elections you can be confident that if you vote UKIP, you will get UKIP.
I left school at 16 and although having achieved good academic results, I decided not to go into further education. Coming from a strong Horticultural family background, my love for the outdoors proved too strong a lure to me, than pursuing my other passion, a career in Law.
I have been self employed in Horticulture for over 20 years, I would like to say it has all been plain sailing, but it hasn't! I have had my share of ups and downs, all of which have made me a stronger and more tolerant individual.
In my spare time away from work, I enjoy my Parish Council duties and raise funds for our local Hospice. I enjoy many hobbies and Captained a team based in Weaver Vale to national sporting success.
I decided to become involved in politics for one big reason, the shameful handing away of the power of Westminster to an institution that we never voted for. I want it back.