UKIP in Surrey Heath(updated Jan 2016)
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'!
Over the past few years, we have seen the public in larger numbers come to see that the problems we face are caused in large part through both our out-dated political system and the straightjacket of membership of the EU and these factors are in large part exacerbated by the LibLabCon MP's failure to address what is a sensible but radical solution.. an amicable divorce from european political union.
UKIP's support has grown nationally, as well as locally in the past 3 -4 years - e.g. in 2014 widely polling over 32%, with several by-elections won. UKIP created a political earthquake and are now mainstream, with representatives in all levels of government. The 2015 General Election saw almost 4 million people across the UK, vote UKIP. Unlike the 'LibLabCon', UKIP offer policies for the UK, that will make Britain 'Great' once more, - for example, no longer looking back to an outdated and overly bureacratic model for international trade (the EU model). Let's free ourselves to trade effectively with the world once more.
The Conservative government has now announced that a referendum on Britain's membership of the EU will be held before the end of 2016. Although it is good news to see this government seeking a mandate for our continued membership of the EU, after so many years of ignoring public opinion about the EU's role, UKIP will need to be active in putting across the real facts in this debate, and not rely on the political spin of the "Westminster village"
and media outlets, to control the debate. For example, it is abundantly clear from checking the facts, that David Cameron's key issues for his renegotiation process as laid out last year, have now all been watered down significantly, or else dropped completely, as he has been unable to convince other european leaders to support a single renegotiation request, of his - despite each being only a tiny step towards a reformed European Union!
It just goes to show, the EU is incapable of being reformed, the only way to improve is to leave it to die without Britain; as the EU is increasingly seen - metaphorically speaking - as a "sinking and outdated ship" in our modern world.
There are still a minority of loud proponents of EU membership getting their voice heard, above the general public, but at least the facts speak for themselves on the subject of what is best for Britain overall. Just one area where this is clearly illustrated is the migration question. The open-door policy to EU nationals that we are forced to adopt as part of our EU membership and the fact that it leaves our government unable to support the needs of those currently resident in the UK as a priority is a case in point. Beyond this home page, there is more to be found on this website, especially under the "Articles" tab, to inform the debate. The "links" page also has links to websites covering the campaign to leave the EU.
Paul Chapman heads up the local constituency branch for UKIP, and stood as the UKIP candidate for Surrey Heath constituency in this year's General Election.
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 (not just tied to a few member countries in an outdated model, as the EU offers). 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.
Several members of the 2013-4 committee are shown in picture just above.
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!
Following the elections held on 7th May 2015, UKIP Surrey Heath would like to acknowledge the many people locally, who voted for UKIP in the General & Local Elections. Thank you for your support to UKIP, and support for leaving the EU.
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Current/ Future Events - 2016
On Sat 6th Feb, two events locally:
Come to Queensmead, Farnborough in afternoon, between 1pm to 3pm, and check out the street stall for the "Vote Leave" campaign - and talk face to face, about the issues involved. Then....
There is a meeting where speakers will debate the EU referendum, as part of the "Say No to the EU", taking place in Farnborough, at the Village Hotel - on Sat 6th Feb. 2016. Speakers include: Steven Woolfe MEP and Sir Gerald Howarth and Diane James MEP. The meeting is free to attend, but request your tickets online in advance here. Limited availability - book in advance!
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