Saturday, 23 May 2009

Confirmed Campaigning Days!

UKIP Bradford Confirmed Campaign Dates!

The below UKIP Euro Election street stalls are now confirmed:

(Bank Holiday) Monday 25th May, outside Zavvi superstor, Tyrrel Street, Bradford city centre.

Between 11am – 3pmSaturday 30th May, Russell Street, Halifax city centre. Between 11am – 3pm

Our Yorkshire & Humber MEP Godfrey Bloom will be attending both stalls and is wanting to see as many members/ supporters there as possible, it is also a good opportunity for you to meet your MEP!Thanks for everybody that has replied so far.

Please advise if you hope to attend, please try and make it, even it is for only a short time.

This is the last big push before the Euro Elections, and every vote could count!

Friday, 22 May 2009

UKIP Bradford on the Expenses Scandle

Please find UKIP Bradford Chairman Jason Smith's published letters on the current expenses scandle & below what UKIPs proposals are on shaking up the system

"Where are the morals?" (T&A)

"A show of inegrity" (T&A)

"Do these MPs have any morals?" (Halifax Courier)



"...this won't solve the problems over the greed of MPs getting their snouts in the trough, the moat cleaning, the houses and the dog biscuits, but it will allow us to do something about it. We'll be able to do something to the people who have done this with our hard earned money that we've had to pay in taxes, to punish them."

"In California for example, if 12% of the voters at the previous election sign a petition asking for a new election then there will be one. There doesn't have to be a specific reason, simply if enough of the voters think that they deserve to choose again then they can indeed choose again."

See the full article:


“In Sweden, second homes in Stockholm for members who live outside the capital are provided by the Riksdag (Swedish Parliament) and let to the MPs free of charge”, said UKIP Chairman Paul Nuttall. Swedish MPs who choose to live in apartments they have found themselves receive a flat 7,000 Krona, the equivalent of under £600 a month, and they cannot claim for improvements to that accommodation."

“This system would put a stop to British MPs climbing the property ladder and making huge sums of money at the expense of the taxpayer,” said Mr Nuttall, who is also UKIP’s number one candidate for the European election in the North West.

"Also in Sweden MPs travel expenses are covered by parliament but journeys must be undertaken in the cheapest possible way. And they must be booked through the parliamentary travel office”

See the full article:

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

UKIP Bradford Facebook Group

For those of you who are on facebook and interested in the activities of UKIP Bradford, please do join our growing facebook group:

If the link dosn't work properly, just use the search box at the top of facebook and type "UKIP Bradford" and we should be the top result.

In our group will be updates of the pub campaign (among others), what our policies are on local issues, what we have had published in the local press and a chance to talk to us!

You don't have to be a UKIP member to join, please feel free to join to find out what we get upto, get invited to events and talk to some of us - although it will be mainly me who runs the group hehe :o)

Also here is the link to the "Official UKIP Group" on Facebook, for more information about the wider party:

We've been having lots of enquiries locally about UKIP Bradford, and membership is beginning to really grow!

We are also planning some campaigning days in Halifax and Bradford, so watch out for them or get intouch to lend a hand!

Saturday, 16 May 2009

Message from the Chairman - Campaigning Days!

As the Euro Elections are nearly upon us, I was looking to organise 2 street stalls, one in Bradford city centre and one in Halifax city centre, probably between 11am – 3pm on:

Saturday 23rd May
Saturday 30th May

I would need at least 2 others in order to do each stall, but the more people the better, the more people we have the more people we can talk to!

Please let me know which dates you can help out with, or possibly both – we will advise which date is in which area depending on how many helpers come forward from each area.

With UKIP at 19% in the polls, this is expected to be the best result of all time for us and we could return record numbers of MEPs. Any time you can spare would be appreciated.


Monday, 4 May 2009

UKIP Yorkshire Campaign Launch

We were in York for the regional campaign launch on Thursday the 23rd of April.

A lovely day in the sun with Godfrey having a good interview with the Politics Show and celebrating St. Geroges Day.

I think we must be the only party for people to drive past, beep and wave support at us during our roadside unveiling of the Churchill billboards.

A very encouraging sign, and i think this election will go very well for us.

Shortly after we visited the pub across the road and found they had the UKIP "save the pub" beermats out and was a great afternoon talking to some of the locals and landlords.

Here is also a video of the launch and other events:

You can see me just peeking behind Godders in the photo (the tall lanky lad) and in the video got a prime spot next to Godders on the left, early in the interview on yesssssss :)