|More local UKIP activists flyering in the West Royd area|
of Windhill and Wrose on the 28/02/2014
Thursday, 27 February 2014
Tuesday, 25 February 2014
Friday, 14 February 2014
Tuesday, 14 January 2014
UKIP Bradford has always supported the retention of local swimming pools as they believe these are important for the local community and especially children, UKIP are in favour of more local sports facilities rather than less and don’t support the Council’s strategy of centralising all leisure facilities. UKIP is happy for the Council to build a new swimming pool but not at the expense of local swimming pools. UKIP proposes instead to spend a small portion of the £17m to renovate the local pools; they propose to install solar panels on the renovated pools which will help to mitigate the energy costs of local pools which are a large portion of their operating costs.
Local UKIP Chairman Jason Smith launched a petition to ‘Save Queensbury Swimming Pool’ Saturday supported by local business and believes the majority of the residents of Queensbury will get behind it.
Mr Smith says: “Again we see an attack on our local services by Bradford Council, only they could propose spending £17 million to build new pools in order to save money. If they had their way the outskirts of Bradford would be stripped of all their facilities to reallocate them to the Bradford city wasteland that they created. This is another example of the council trying to paper over the craters of the city centre.
In UKIP we are proposing to use a portion of the money to instead renovate our local pools, use modern technology to cut down their operating costs and keep local service local. We do not believe all decisions should be made on cost alone, we believe that resident’s standard of living and standards of local services are important too.
We will fight tooth and nail to protect our local pools and ask all local people to support us.”
A meeting of local Queensbury residents will be held on Thursday 23rd January at 7:30pm at Holy Trinity Church in Queensbury to discuss saving the local swimming pool. All interested residents are invited to attend.
Posted by Jason Smith at 18:18
Wednesday, 4 September 2013
Zoe Kerr continues to fight for a justice with regard to the derisory sentence issued to Simon Tidswell for the murder of her two dogs Frank and Macey, initially denying the charge, Mr Tidwell then changed his plea which afforded him a lenient sentence. Miss Kerr and her supporters believes the laws on animal cruelty and sentencing must be changed to help deter people from perpetrating such crimes, they believe the sentences as they are now serve as no deterrent and make a mockery of the court system in relation to animal abuse.
Zoe Kerr has joined forces with a UKIP District Chairman and animal rights campaigner Jason Smith to put the issue of proper sentences for animal abuse on the political agenda. Jason launched a UKIP district campaign Saturday for ‘Tough Sentences for Animal Abuse’, the campaign aims to raise awareness of issues of sentencing for animal abuse with the aim of bringing the debate to parliament. Jason has launched a petition on the government website and hopes to gain the 100,000 signatures required to generate a debate in the House of Commons.
Jason Smith says: “I was horrified after seeing the pitiful sentence passed down for the murder of Zoe’s two dogs, as an animal rights campaigner I offered my support to Miss Kerr and will work to help her receive justice on this tragic event.
At the same time I will work towards gaining the 100,000 signatures required to have the issue of sentencing for animal abuse debated in parliament. I personally believe animal murders of this kind should receive a jail sentence; I would like government to set proper guidelines as we need to ensure sentences for animal abuse are a proper deterrent.”
Zoe Kerr says: “Not only did I lose my beautiful dogs in such a horrific way and will never get over it, I have been completely let down by our justice system and the criminal has worked the system to his advantage.
Animal abusers must have a sentence that reflects the severity of their crimes and the impact they have on the victims, my dogs were my family, I have lost my family. The criminal has not been punished and our justice system has let me the victim down, this needs to change, the laws need to change.”
Anybody who supports this campaign should sign the below petitions and distribute to family and friends:
Tough Sentences for Animal Abuse:
CPS ( Crown Prosecution Service ): Review and consider appealing a far too lenient prison sentence:
Posted by Jason Smith at 20:01
Thursday, 13 June 2013
UKIP Bradford Spokesman Jason Smith announced Monday that the UKIP Bradford & District are officially coming out in support of the cities National Media Museum, UKIP Bradford want to see funding available for the Museum to stay open and continue with free entry.
UKIP has been at the forefront campaigning to save other Bradford landmarks; they were the only Bradford political party to support the retention of the landmark former Odeon cinema and in 2007 called on Bradford council to give local people binding referenda on the buildings future.
UKIP Bradford also announced that its slate of candidates for the 2014 local elections will all stand on a ticket of protecting both the Odeon building and the National Media Museum.
Spokesman Jason Smith said: “As the UK’s ‘City of Film’ it is unthinkable that we could see the closure of our National Media Museum. This fine museum is one of few remaining landmarks that exist to draw people in to Bradford. All our candidates will campaign vigorously to highlight the plight of the Museum and safeguard this important local attraction.
UKIP do not accept the government argument that we have no money to fund our fine museums, why is it that our government claim we have no money to protect our museums and local services yet they can find money to pay £53 million per day to the EU and £23 million per day in foreign aid? It is all a question of priorities and we believe their priorities are wrong.
As the nation’s fastest growing party, we ask all our supporters to sign the Telegraph & Argus petition to highlight this issue and bring pressure on the government to safeguard the future of our museum. We have so far succeeded in protecting the Odeon and now we aim to help Bradford people raise awareness to protect our media museum and ensure it stays free to the public.”