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'!
Over the past year, 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!
Some of the UKIP branch will be in Camberley on Sat 1 March - come and meet us at our stall (details posted shortly), and find out more!
You can find out the latest news stories from UKIP by clicking here
Read the Surrey Heath latest newsletter here. (password required - obtain from local branch)
Current/ Future Events - 2014
Surrey Heath UKIP will hold the next AGM meeting on 24th February, at 7:30pm. Details of this meeting are sent to branch members by post. If you wish to stand for committee, please contact us with your details, (use menu tab above)
UKIP Spring Conference - taking place in Torquay on Friday 28 February - To book click here .
Recent members, please note that UKIP will accept Conference Ticket bookings from current members who joined UKIP before December 1, 2013.
If you joined UKIP after 1 December, 2013 you can still attend, but as a guest of another member. (If you are bringing guests, the person ordering the tickets must have been a UKIP member for at least a year.)
Elections take place this year for the European Parliament, in May. Further details will be found on the Elections page.
Help the UKIP local campaign, by donating online, via the website. Thank you.
Recent Events - 2013
UKIP held its Annual Conference in London in September 2013, this celebrates the party's 20th Anniversary!
A Youth Independence conference, took place on Thursday 19th Sept (10am till 5pm, with a Ball, to follow), and then from Thursday evening till Saturday, the Methodist Central Hall, Westminster played host to the main conference.
As the autumn conference took place in London in 2013, it was relatively easy to reach from the SHUKIP branch and several members were able to attend one or more days. Some videos covering speeches from the conference are available to view from the link here
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 County Council Elections, which had just taken place, and also plans for UKIP locally.
Following the change in circumstances in 2012, 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. 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. Presently, Paul Chapman is heading the committee. Several members of the new committee are shown in picture just above.
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
Paul Chapman interviewed Nigel Farage and local Farnborough councillor Mark Staplehurst, at the conference, and those audio interviews are held on the Surrey Heath Resident's blog page.
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.
Following social evenings in Frimley Green and Camberley for members to discuss ideas for the party locally, on dates in 2012, we held another social meeting on Thursday 21 February , at the White Hart pub, Bagshot from 7:30pm. Thanks to all those who came to discuss various topics of interest then. Get in touch with us to find out more about these occasional "pub meets".
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.
"The true cost to Britain being in the EU is estimated to be over £77bn per year"