UKIP in Surrey Heath
The UK Independence Party is committed to providing Britain with a government that will make a positive difference, including withdrawing Britain from the European Union. We recognise the people of Surrey Heath will be much better off without EU interference and its huge financial drain on the economy. International co-operation, which we support, does not require 'ever closer political union'!
In recent months, we have seen the public in ever larger numbers come to see that the problems we face are caused in large part through our membership of the EU and exacerbated by the LibLabCon MP's failure to address that. UKIP's support has grown nationally, as well as locally - now polling over 22%, and UKIP are now mainstream.
The traditional political parties in Britain have for years exaggerated the benefits of EU membership, and covered up the EU waste and corruption. We believe that Britain should be an independent self-governing nation and not part of a European Federal Superstate. But more than that, UKIP offers a future in which Britain is free to govern itself, to enforce its own laws, to control its borders, and to make a successful way economically – trading well with the whole world and above all, able to honour promises to its citizens.
We welcome support from people who believe in british parliamentary democracy. We are campaigning not just to get control of our country back from Brussels, but in the process, to bring about more local democracy, fairness, and the chance for ordinary people to choose, rather than just be told by unelected bureaucrats.
The party has a full compliment of domestic and international policies, covering all the main issues that affect Britain today.
We have local policies that we contend will make the Surrey Heath area a better place to live, work and enjoy. Come, join us and help us make a difference!
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Current Events - 2013
Starting on Thursday 19th September, and running till Saturday 21st September, UKIP will be holding its Annual Conference in London, this celebrates the party's 20th Anniversary!
First is the YI conference, taking place on Thursday 19th (10am till 5pm, with a Ball, to follow), and then from Thursday evening, it will be a return visit to the Methodist Central Hall, Westminster for the main conference. This special conference. The tickets are expected to book up early - so members, book soon.
A 2 day ticket costs £35. A single day ticket costs £25 (Fri) /£20 (Sat). The Chairman's Reception 7pm [Thurs] is £30; The 20th Anniversary Gala Dinner is £50. For more information, see back cover of ‘Independence’ magazine, or to book online visit Application Form. (please close the new window for this link, once you have fully completed any purchase, to return back here).
As the conference takes place in London, it is relatively easy to reach without having to stay overnight at the venue, if local members so wish. Use our Contact page, if you want to discuss any travel arrangements. Note that car parking will be very limited, so train is recommended.
Surrey Heath UKIP held a very enjoyable Cheese and Wine social on Tuesday 25 June. Thanks to Jo, for putting that event on. A considerable amount was raised from the evening for branch funds, and members had a chance to chat about the May elections and also plans for UKIP locally.
A formal AGM for the branch took place on Thursday 20 June at 8pm, at the Lakeside International Hotel, Frimley Green. A new branch committee consisting of chairman, treasurer and secretary together with a number of other general committee members were elected to form a new branch committee. Following the change in circumstances last year, after the intended loose merger with Guildford branch which later ran into difficulties, it has been necessary to start again, by re-forming the branch, and a new committee. Presently, Paul Chapman is heading the committee.
Surrey Heath UKIP held a social discussion evening on Saturday, 8th June in the White Hart, Frimley, following the SE Regional conference in Frimley Green earlier the same day. A good turn out ,with several new members in attendance.
This year's UKIP Regional Conference, for the South East Region, was again held in Frimley Green (Lakeside) which is within the Surrey Heath branch, and all members were welcome to attend on 8 June. If you missed the event, you can see some of the programme, by clicking on play videos
Additionally, there are a couple of extra audio clips from the day, with Paul Chapman interviewing Nigel Farage and Mark Staplehurst, to be found on the Surrey Heath Resident's blog (available via the 'Links' page) - once there, look under entry for 9 June.
We held a social meeting on Thursday 21 February , at the White Hart, Guildford Road, Bagshot from 7:30pm. Thanks to all those who came to discuss various topics of interest then.
Also in February, there was a meeting in Frimley Green (Lakeside) held on Thursday 28th Feb to look at developing the branch further with local members; this meeting was organised solely by the Regional Office, but unfortunately, on the day, Steve Harris (Regional Organiser) did not turn up! Apologies, at least, from the local committee for any who inadvertently came along, expecting a meeting with Steve.
UKIP held its national Spring Conference on Sat March 23rd, in Exeter at the Great Hall, Exeter University, Devon. Speeches from the day may be found on YouTube by clicking here.
We had a full slate of candidates standing across Surrey Heath, for UKIP in elections for the county council, which took place on 2 May. More details (including the election results) given on the Elections page of this website.
Recent Events - 2012
We held two social members evenings - one in Frimley Green, in July, and a second in Camberley in November. Get in touch with us to find out more about these occasional "pub meets".
During the summer UKIP South East Region held a conference, for members across the region, at the Lakeside Complex, Frimley Green. Excellent debates and record turn-out made this a good regional meeting. Speakers included Nigel Farage MEP, and many others from UKIP and also from outside the party, such as Patrick O'Flynn.
Surrey Heath UKIP branch held its AGM on Saturday 21st April, where arrangements for the proposed merger with a neighbouring branch were explained, and confirmed by vote. It was an opportunity to welcome Mazhar and provide members with details of our activity over the previous 12 months or so too. New committee member John, was also elected onto the combined local branch committee.
The Surrey Heath Politicos Group held a debate on Britain's Place (in or outside) Europe, and issues around adjusting to the crisis in the eurozone on 7 March. Tim Aker, one of UKIP's policy spokesmen addressed the debate. The other speakers include Denis McShane - Labour MP (now a disgraced ex-MP), and Richard Robinson - a businessman, representing the Tories. Was held at Camberley Working's Men Club.
Nigel Farage, MEP, spoke at a public meeting on Friday 27th January - held at Samuel Cody College (formerly known as Oak Farm School) Farnborough. It was an opportunity to hear Nigel Farage speak and ask questions. The meeting was organized by Aldershot UKIP branch with help from our own branch members, but the venue, being not far from Frimley, was actually closer to Surrey Heath!
There were no local elections held in the constituency in 2012, so a quiet year from the perspective of elections
"The true cost to Britain being in the EU is estimated to be over £77bn per year"