Jack Brookes, Reform UK candidate for Birmingham Erdington

Jack Brookes is the Reform UK Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Birmingham Erdington. We spoke with Jack about his decision to stand.

“I live in the constituency in which I am standing; my family have lived in the constituency for decades”

Can you briefly introduce yourself to our readers?

I am a 25 year old libertarian and I have a degree in economics with finance (graduated 2020) from Queen’s University Belfast. I have worked many jobs including: financial crime (PwC), labourer, gas tool decontamination worker and postman.  

Unlike all too many of our current politicians… I did NOT grow up with a silver spoon in my mouth. 

“When we bring back law and order then people will be able to thrive and standards of living will increase”

What made you decide to stand for Reform UK?

Reform UK is the only pro-freedom mainstream party. 

You’re the Spokesman for Birmingham Erdington what’s made you decide to represent this area?

I live in the constituency in which I am standing; my family have lived in the constituency for decades. Plus, I was selected to run in this constituency in the by-election in 2022; friends and people I went to school with live in this constituency – it would be an honour to represent them.

What do you see as the big concerns for the constituency and what issues do you hope to champion?

Locally: crime. It’s holding back the prosperity. Birmingham is the definition of anarcho-tyranny. When we bring back law and order then people will be able to thrive and standards of living will increase exponentially.   

Nationally: inflation and bad government. These can be destroyed by bringing back the gold standard: money printing, fiat currency and fractional reserve banking must go! We must never allow a Central Bank Digital Currency to be foisted upon us. If we go back to money that the establishment cannot control – then we, the people, can prevent corruption and unjust wars. It would be a stepping stone to the greatest peace of our time if we went back to sound money.

“I need boots on the ground. I need as many people as possible to distribute election materials”

For those eager to help, how can they get involved in the campaign?

I need boots on the ground. I need as many people as possible to distribute election materials. So if they can give me a message on WhatsApp, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram; put their: name, address and how many leaflets a day they can deliver a week then that would be smashing. 

All my links and further information is available at https://www.reformparty.uk/birmingham-erdington-constituency I can also be contacted by email at [email protected].

Chris Scott, Reform UK candidate for East Surrey

Chris Scott is the Reform UK Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for East Surrey. We spoke with Chris about his decision to stand.

“Keen supporter of Anglo-European cooperation which, in the case of Airbus with its British wings, predates our joining the EEC in 1972, I nevertheless tired of the apparent disdain in which the UK was regarded by European elites”

Can you briefly introduce yourself to our readers?

Born in Surrey. Grew up in colonial southern Africa from the age of six. Returned aged 18 to seek training as a commercial pilot. Flew wartime Dakotas and a variety of jet airliners with 22 years in command, including 12 years checking fellow pilots. My wife and I live on the Downs in this beautiful constituency. Our two surviving children have blessed us with grandchildren and, living nearby, regular grandparent duties! Our son runs his own architectural visualisation business in the constituency.

What made you decide to stand for Reform UK?

Having attended Airbus courses in Toulouse, my first retirement project was in France, supervising the building of a holiday home under the attendant bureaucracy. Keen supporter of Anglo-European cooperation which, in the case of Airbus with its British wings, predates our joining the EEC in 1972, I nevertheless tired of the apparent disdain in which the UK was regarded by European elites. Disappointing, considering our unique contributions to European unity in two world wars and our honesty in EU membership.

“Nevertheless, Brexit is yet to be completed or exploited by this craven government. It and HM Opposition contain a majority of diehard Remainers”

Similarly disenchanted with the Tories under David Cameron, I joined UKIP in 2015 to campaign in the General Election and the 2016 Referendum. Dismayed with parliamentary prevarication on Brexit and the collapse of UKIP, I joined the Brexit Party in 2019 and campaigned in the European Elections. Our overwhelming victory toppled Mrs May’s premiership and in the subsequent General Election we stood down half our candidates, allowing Boris Johnson his 80-seat majority to “get Brexit done”.

Nevertheless, Brexit is yet to be completed or exploited by this craven government. It and HM Opposition contain a majority of diehard Remainers. We live in a dis-United Kingdom with Northern Ireland domestic and international trade controlled by Brussels, our fisheries open to foreign exploitation and a European court dictating how we control our borders. Net immigration, which Tory manifestos have long promised to reduce to the tens of thousands, is two-thirds of a million annually. That tens of thousands arriving from the safety of France – mainly anonymous young males seeking a better life – are assisted to violate the UK border by our own Border Force, while British citizens queue at Passport Control, is a national disgrace. And, at that moment, the injustice and cost to us all is just beginning.

A “Conservative” administration has, during 14 years in office, presided over a steady decline in our country. Law and order have broken down and intolerant minority groups allowed to seize control of our everyday lives. Increasingly authoritarian and egged on by all the opposition parties, this government abandoned pandemic planning, locking the country down three times, closing schools unnecessarily and trying to mandate experimental vaccines under bogus pretences.

“The title of its recently created Department of Energy Security and Net Zero is a risible contradiction in terms”

Without public consultation or the possibility of any significant effect on world CO2 emissions, HMG has been imposing a calamitous, “Net Zero” energy policy based on intermittent wind and solar, while failing to plan or provide back-up from home-sourced fossil fuels and nuclear. Forcing cash-strapped families to install expensive, unsuitable heat-pump systems, and banning fossil-fuel powered vehicles for personal and business use is illiberal and authoritarian. Energy prices for ordinary people have soared and the economy suffers, while virtually all our manufacturing has been outsourced to hostile, totalitarian China, the world’s greatest polluter. The title of its recently created Department of Energy Security and Net Zero is a risible contradiction in terms.

Still suffering the long-term effects of family isolations and school closures under Lockdown, children many years below the age of consent have been taught to question their sexuality and even their sex. Like the Leader of the Opposition, my Tory MP, when asked, was unable to define a woman. Femininity has been insulted and its fundamental characteristics denied by some men under a government that claims to be conservative but has deferred to the “woke” mind virus. Recruitment to our dangerously depleted armed forces has prioritised criteria of diversity, equity and inclusion instead of aptitude and potential. 

NHS bureaucracy, inefficiency and wastage have increased, as have waiting lists. The dominance of foreign-trained staff in our health and care services and their low levels of pay reflect the failure to motivate and train our own school leavers, many of whom accumulate debt pursuing university courses of little or no use in a future career instead of vocational training. Personal taxation, particularly for low-income earners, encourages many to stay at home on benefit. The recent rise in corporation tax discourages investment in medium-size companies, negating the traditional Tory claim to be pro-business.

“As for the Surrey County Council, questions have been raised about the sale of its iconic Kingston HQ to developers for a knockdown price”

What do you see as the big concerns for the constituency and what issues do you hope to champion?

We East Surrey residents face all the above problems. Local issues include increased theft and assault. Our green spaces are under threat because of housing shortages caused by the immigration-driven rise in population, which is also overloading schools, transport, hospitals and other infrastructure. Waiting times at A&E are rising, and too many people are catching infections in hospital. As for the Surrey County Council, questions have been raised about the sale of its iconic Kingston HQ to developers for a knockdown price. It has allowed roads to deteriorate to a dangerous state, potentially fatal for cyclists.

There is much anger and dismay across the UK. But, let’s face it, if the July 4th election produces a Labour or Lib-Lab coalition government, we can expect all the above lunacy on steroids. And, if the Tories manage by some miracle to hang on to office, they will interpret it as a mandate simply to give us more of the same.

Over the last few weeks, as they agonised over when to call a general election they are bound to lose, the Tories started to row back on some policies, and to try and mend the ship. Too late, Mr Sunak! Reform UK is the only party fielding candidates nationwide in the forthcoming general election that stands for common sense and the legitimate aspirations of ordinary, decent people who no longer recognise their country. That’s why I am greatly privileged to be standing for Reform in my home constituency of East Surrey.

For those eager to help, how can they get involved in the campaign?

Reform UK is a new, underfunded party. We are short of volunteers to do the nitty-gritty of campaigning, such as leafleting and banging on doors. Whether or not you have already joined the party, if you can help with that or maybe provide a venue for meetings, please contact me by email:

[email protected]

You can also find out more from our other interviews with Chris here https://croydonconstitutionalists.uk/category/chris-scott/

Eric Masters, Reform UK candidate for Broadland and Fakenham

Eric Masters is the Reform UK Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Broadland and Fakenham. We spoke with Eric about his decision to stand.

“the truth is we have been denied Brexit by Westminster politicians from all parties. because we the people did not do as we were told in 2016”

Thank you for the opportunity to address your readers

My name is Eric Masters, I am Norfolk born 62 years young and a Safety & Health consultant specialising in Fire & Security working mainly in the southeast. I am Married to a wonderful lady called Wendy who works with preschool children

What made you decide to stand for Reform UK?

I originally struggled with going back into politics after the election, but the truth is we have been denied Brexit by Westminster politicians from all parties. because we the people did not do as we were told in 2016. A line must be drawn and these parties must be called out, and Reform is the only real choice when it comes to doing that.

“I believe Reform UK is a real choice for the Tory member and supporter in Broadland and Fakenham as well as the older voter who sees our values, history and culture being errored”

You’re the Spokesman for Broadland and Fakenham what’s made you decide to represent this area?

The Rural right voter of Broadland and Fakenham is crying out for a real Conservative candidate, one which was not parachuted into the constituency by CCHQ who nothing is more than a company man after the chosen 2019 candidate was removed for a comment 4 year before. The Constituency is crying out for real change, not the pro-immigration Labour party, the Pro EU Liberals and the deluded Greens. I believe Reform UK is a real choice for the Tory member and supporter in Broadland and Fakenham as well as the older voter who sees our values, history and culture being errored year in year out. i believe we should stand up for National religious institutions, even if the leadership of some have lost their way.  

“the message to them has been “Tell your Family, Tell your Friends, and tell your work colleagues Reform UK is a real choice and to say there is more than two choices on the Ballot paper”

What do you see as the big concerns for the constituency and what issues do you hope to champion?

I would love the opportunity to debate the issues that face our constituency but sadly these will be washed away with the focus of Labour and Conservative being on national matters, we have issues with planning, roads, Flooding, Rural Crime and County line drug gangs to name some.

We must look to the future and a population of 100 million in 2050 will need to go somewhere. The Westminster usual suspects do not want to face up to the migration facts with some just burying their heads in the sand  

For those eager to help, how can they get involved in the campaign?

From the 20th of this month, I have been engaging with our member and supporter across the constituency seeking help and assistance with our campaign, the message to them has been “Tell your Family, Tell your Friends, and tell your work colleagues Reform UK is a real choice and to say there is more than two choices on the Ballot paper, your vote counts and can make a difference.

As for me you can expect to see me in your town center, on your village green and down your street from now until polling day

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Devenne Kedward, Reform UK candidate for Rugby

Devenne Kedward is the Reform UK Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Rugby. We spoke with Devenne about her decision to stand.

“I felt compelled to stand to offer the people a candidate who really is like them, who understands and appreciates the challenges they face”

Can you briefly introduce yourself to our readers?

I am Devenne Kedward, Reform UK’s Parliamentary Candidate for the Rugby constituency. I currently work for an investment firm based in the area and have two children aged 10 & 7.

What made you decide to stand for Reform UK?

Having felt “politically homeless” for a time due to the worsening betrayal of the Tories and their ever increasing abandonment of true conservative values, it was refreshing to discover an emerging party which matched my views so broadly on how to take the country forwards. I am incredibly motivated towards supporting others and championing positive change, and I am acutely aware of the electorate’s distrust for career politicians, so I felt compelled to stand to offer the people a candidate who really is like them, who understands and appreciates the challenges they face and who will do all they can to speak and act on their behalf with no personal agenda.

“There is no other area that I would consider representing. I grew up in Binley Woods until I was eighteen then moved to Rugby”

You’re the Spokeswoman for Rugby what’s made you decide to represent this area?

There is no other area that I would consider representing. I grew up in Binley Woods until I was eighteen then moved to Rugby in 2015. I spent a bit of time in Coventry over the past few years whilst caring for my Dad, but my work and ties remained in Rugby so it’s always been home. I know how badly we have been let down and under-represented here for so long, and I know how desperate people are for change and to have a representative that truly cares about our people and our area. Rugby has been under the Tories for a long time, but the loyal voters have been betrayed, and they know that Labour is not the solution. So, I want to give Rugby another option.

“The lack of regeneration of Rugby town centre is also a key focus of mine, as there has been a lot of funding provided which hasn’t been utilised, and a lot of false promises with no action”

What do you see as the big concerns for the constituency and what issues do you hope to champion?

The biggest concerns for the constituency are the lack of adequate healthcare facilities, overdevelopment leading to loss of green belt land and overstretched public services, Rugby town centre’s lack of regeneration and the relentless attack on agriculture. Reform UK policies will help to address these by providing an additional £1billion funding to agriculture and by cutting red tape to make it easier for farmers to farm and by prioritising brownfield development sites, along with reforming the NHS and other public services to dramatically improve and increase their provision.

On a local level, my top three priorities are to push for improvements to the urgent care department at St Cross hospital by having it staffed by registrars 24/7 so that more people can be treated on site without having to go to UHCW, to reform local SEND provision by working closely with other local representatives to champion parent & pupil views to bring about urgent improvements in the local offering and to enhance youth provision, enabling all young people to have access to youth clubs which provide them with a safe space to socialise away from phones and consoles and learn skills to help prepare them for adulthood and improve their mental health. My focus on our young people is especially strong, as we simply cannot expect a successful future if we continue to neglect our next generation.

The lack of regeneration of Rugby town centre is also a key focus of mine, as there has been a lot of funding provided which hasn’t been utilised, and a lot of false promises with no action. I firmly believe that those best placed to regenerate the centre are those that do business there and visit there. A task force should be created of local business owners, developers and visitors to implement the initiatives that people want to see in their town centre.

For those eager to help, how can they get involved in the campaign?

We’re always looking for volunteers, from handing out leaflets on street stalls to sharing posts on social media – please do get in touch at [email protected] or via Facebook at www.facebook.com/reformukrugby.

You can also find out more at https://www.reformparty.uk/rugby-constituency.  

Robin Jackson, Reform UK candidate for Slough

Robin Jackson is the Reform UK Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Slough. We spoke with Robin about his decision to stand.

“unhappy with the current Labour regime and a bankrupt town, I spoke to Reform, went through a stringent interview process and I am happy to be the Perspective Parliamentary Candidate for the general election”

Can you briefly introduce yourself to our readers?

My name is Robin Jackson, I have five children, I am single and I live on my own in the Chalvey area of Slough.  For over 20 years I ran Hotels and pub restaurants to a high standard and at the age of forty moved in to recruitment and I am now a client director. 

What made you decide to stand for Reform UK?

After living here and seeing how bad things have become in Slough and everyone I speak with being so unhappy with the current Labour regime and a bankrupt town, I spoke to Reform, went through a stringent interview process and I am happy to be the Perspective Parliamentary Candidate for the general election to at least give the voters in Slough a choice as they have been let down massively here. 

“I wanted to be able to help the people of Slough and to make the council who are still under government special measures, accountable”

You’re the Spokesman for Slough what’s made you decide to represent this area?

The area is pretty run down, especially in Chalvey, issues with drugs, street drinking, litter and anti-social behaviour. rough sleepers and begging is rife. The town centre is dead, no late bars, clubs, no cinema, nothing really you would class as decent shopping as there is an ongoing issue with the owners of the shopping centre and all but two brands have moved out. I wanted to be able to help the people of Slough and to make the council who are still under government special measures, accountable for the way the at the town is run. 

“the major issues I would like to address are the lack of amenities for families and the lack of entertainment”

What do you see as the big concerns for the constituency and what issues do you hope to champion?

There are day to day issues that get on peoples nerves like people parking on the pavement, dangerous scooters and e-bikes on the paths, litter everywhere, and drink an drug addicts in the town begging. But the major issues I would like to address are the lack of amenities for families and the lack of entertainment. I have never know a town to not have a cinema, there does not appear to be anyone driving this.

For those eager to help, how can they get involved in the campaign?

I would love help in fund raising, recruiting new members and volunteers. I am looking to engage with about 100 people from all of the local churches, mosques, groups and communities who want to see real change in the town. If you don’t vote for change, you will get more of the same. You can find me on X/Twitter at @RobinJacks16957 and find more information at https://www.reformparty.uk/slough-constituency. You can also email me at: [email protected] with anything you need to raise or discuss. Thank you.

Neill Walker, Reform UK candidate for Newcastle-under-Lyme

Neill Walker is the Reform UK Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Newcastle-under-Lyme. We spoke with Neill about his decision to stand.

“I currently serve as a parish councillor and Vice Chair for Whitmore, I embarked on my journey into local politics. It became evident to me that our community faces systemic challenges”

Can you briefly introduce yourself to our readers?

My name is Neill Walker, married to Julie, with two sons residing locally and two granddaughters attending school in Newcastle-under-Lyme. Regarding Brexit, yes, I did vote for it. However, the promises of Brexit being fully delivered have not materialized. The ongoing restrictions from the EU and other sources have hindered the growth of our country and caused more harm than good. It’s evident that significant change is necessary; it’s time to reform the entire system.

What made you decide to stand for Reform UK

After establishing myself in Baldwins Gate, where I currently serve as a parish councillor and Vice Chair for Whitmore, I embarked on my journey into local politics. It became evident to me that our community faces systemic challenges, including a lack of accountability, transparency, and proactive engagement from local government, the Environment Agency, and Highways. This glaring deficiency has been a source of immense frustration.

Recognising the need for action, I resolved to step up and make a difference. My decision to stand for Reform UK, a party I have been a member of for nearly two years, was born out of a sincere belief that they prioritize the interests of the people. It’s disheartening to witness the shift in priorities of mainstream parties like Labour and the Conservatives, who seem more preoccupied with power struggles than serving the public. The prevalence of broken promises is alarming; in my view, when politicians commit to something, they should follow through. Too often, it seems some view holding a seat in the House of Commons as a entitlement, rather than a responsibility to be fulfilled with integrity and dedication.

“Additionally, I advocate for bringing services back to the local level, creating more well-paid jobs and ensuring greater control over council funds allocation”

You’re the Spokesman for Newcastle-under-Lyme what’s made you decide to represent this area?

Having been rooted in Newcastle-Under-Lyme for many years, I’ve borne witness to its evolution, not all of which has been positive. My connection to this area began at the age of 16, when I participated in the Youth Training Scheme (YTS), honing practical skills such as wiring a plug—skills often underestimated but crucial in daily life.

Despite periods of living and working both domestically and abroad, my wife and I have always felt a magnetic pull back to Newcastle-Under-Lyme. Our decision was solidified by familial ties; our sons reside locally, and our granddaughters attend school in the area. Furthermore, we are ingrained in a community filled with friends and relatives who call this place home.

Raised in Staffordshire, I possess an innate passion for the region, cherishing its heritage and the resilience of its people. This affinity is amplified by my wife’s extensive service as a nurse within the NHS for 35 years, and my brother-in-law’s 38-year tenure as a GP. These familial connections have afforded me insights into the inner workings of the NHS, enriching my understanding of its challenges and triumphs.

“The Iron Market and the market itself hold nostalgic value but have become eyesores. By reducing business rates and imposing charges on online stores, we can support local businesses and breathe new life into the town centre”

What do you see as the big concerns for the constituency and what issues do you hope to champion?

If entrusted with the responsibility to represent the people of Newcastle-Under-Lyme, I am dedicated to initiating meaningful change, focusing on three pivotal areas:

Reform of Local Councils:

I envision local councils characterised by accountability and transparency. To achieve this, I propose regular meetings among portfolio heads and the executive team to openly discuss and review the council’s state and services. Additionally, I advocate for bringing services back to the local level, creating more well-paid jobs and ensuring greater control over council funds allocation. Creating avenues for public challenges will empower communities to voice concerns, particularly regarding planning decisions, ensuring that brownfield sites are prioritized over green spaces for development.

Reform of Quangos – Environment Agency and Highways:

Recent actions by the Environment Agency, particularly regarding Walley Quarry, have raised concerns due to a lack of transparency in decision-making processes. Reforming the agency is imperative. Similarly, our highways system requires urgent attention. Potholes, hazardous pavements, and malfunctioning traffic lights highlight the disjointed nature of our current system. Streamlining operations and prioritizing local teams will allow us to address these issues effectively.

Reform Taxation – Help Rejuvenate our Town:

Our town center has experienced a decline in recent years, losing independent retailers and failing to attract visitors. To reverse this trend, we must encourage the return of independent retailers and increase footfall by creating more attractive amenities. The Iron Market and the market itself hold nostalgic value but have become eyesores. By reducing business rates and imposing charges on online stores, we can support local businesses and breathe new life into the town centre.

By focusing on these reforms, I am committed to revitalising Newcastle-Under-Lyme and ensuring that it remains a vibrant and prosperous community for generations to come.

For those eager to help, how can they get involved in the campaign?

To get involved – with stales and leafleting or if there are groups that need supporting in your area then please contact me either through my Facebook page: www.facebook.com/NewcastleUnderLymeRefomUK/ or email me at: [email protected].

Elizabeth Cooper, Reform UK candidate for Carshalton and Wallington

Elizabeth Cooper is the Reform UK Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Carshalton and Wallington. We spoke with Elizabeth about her decision to stand.

“My work experience is within the area of education, healthcare, and mental health settings. I am an advocate for the community and seek to address the pressing issues that matter to the people”

Can you briefly introduce yourself to our readers?

Hello, everyone; I am excited to introduce myself as a new candidate who is joining the Reform Party. For the past 8 years, I have been working as a dedicated psychotherapist and company director. I am deeply passionate about emotional well-being and care deeply about people. I consider myself to be someone who takes great pride in our country and its people. My work experience is within the area of education, healthcare, and mental health settings. I am an advocate for the community and seek to address the pressing issues that matter to the people. Areas close to my heart too, include safety, housing, education and mental health. I’m eager to bring my expertise, passion and commitment to the forefront as we work together towards positive change.

“I believe in their principles of individual freedom, personal responsibility, and a fair society”

What made you decide to stand for Reform UK?

I felt politically redundant until I made the decision to stand for Reform UK. A friend introduced me to the party’s principles, which resonated with me and sparked a passion within me to take action. Since then, I have been gathering information and educating myself on the party’s ideologies. I believe in their principles of individual freedom, personal responsibility, and a fair society. After meeting with Howard Cox and Richard Tice, my belief in Reform UK’s political values has only grown stronger. I see Reform UK as a platform where I can contribute to shaping policies that prioritise the welfare and prosperity of individuals, especially in crucial areas like mental health support, youth empowerment, and safe, affordable housing for everyone. My ethos aligns with Reform UK’s goal of humanising Britons as we used to.

You’re the Spokesman for Carshalton and Wallington what’s made you decide to represent this area?

Choosing to represent Carshalton and Wallington was a deeply personal decision for me. Having lived in Wallington and worked and live in the surrounding area, I’ve witnessed first-hand certain challenges this beautiful community has faced. I’m committed to being a voice for the people here, advocating their concerns, and working tirelessly to address the issues that matter most to the people who call it home.

What do you see as the big concerns for the constituency and what issues do you hope to champion?

In Carshalton and Wallington, as in many other areas, there are considerable concerns, including community safety, mental health, education and housing, All of which are of paramount importance. As a candidate and spokesperson, I aim to champion policies prioritising mental health services, promoting community safety initiatives, and advocating for improving education and quality housing solutions.

“Choosing to represent Carshalton and Wallington was a deeply personal decision for me. Having lived in Wallington and worked and live in the surrounding area”

For those eager to help, how can they get involved in the campaign?

For those eager to join our campaign and make a difference, there are several ways to get involved with Reform UK. You can connect with us on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter to stay updated on our events, initiatives, and ways to contribute. Additionally, you can email to learn more about volunteering opportunities and campaign events or share your ideas and concerns. Your support and involvement are invaluable in shaping a better future for Carshalton and Wallington.

Augustine Obodo, Reform UK candidate for Bicester and Woodstock

Augustine Obodo is the Reform UK Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Bicester and Woodstock. We spoke with Augustine about his decision to stand.

“Britain is broken. The Tories have delivered:
Record Mass Migration.
Record Waiting NHS Waiting Lists.
Record High Taxes.”

Can you briefly introduce yourself to our readers?

My names is Augustine Obodo I am delighted to be standing as the Reform UK candidate in the forthcoming General Election in Bicester and Woodstock constituency.

I work in the NHS, in our local hospital, community pharmacy, and for Health in Justices (HiJ) the UK’s leading independent provider of healthcare services in prisons and immigration removal centres, as a clinician. I am also an economist and former banker. The Founder of advocacy group, Friends of Trump UK and Commonwealth Affairs, and have been its Group Chief Executive Officer since 2015. I passionately believe that Jerusalem should remain the undivided capital of the Jewish people under the Middle East peace plan. At the heart of my advocacy, I views Donald J. Trump as the embodiment of the American success story, a benchmark for excellence across fields such as real estate, sports, entertainment, and politics. For he, Trump is the quintessential businessman, an unmatched dealmaker, and one of the best

What made you decide to stand for Reform UK?

I decided to stand for Reform UK because the Tories and the Labour Party have failed the people of this great country.

Britain is broken. The Tories have delivered:

  • Record Mass Migration.
  • Record Waiting NHS Waiting Lists.
  • Record High Taxes.

“representing Bicester and Woodstock is a privilege because both areas are rich in history, culture, and community spirit. I’m passionate about promoting their unique charm”

You’re the Spokesman for Bicester and Woodstock what’s made you decide to represent this area?

I decided to represent this area because I live and work locally and know the issues facing our community. As an Economist and clinician representing Bicester and Woodstock is a privilege because both areas are rich in history, culture, and community spirit. I’m passionate about promoting their unique charm and helping to showcase all they have to offer to residents and visitors alike. The political establishment have had their chance and have failed the people of Bicester and Woodstock

But… there is an alternative! Join us today: To all my fellow Patriots who love this Great country Vote Reform UK – We need to support small, local businesses!  Our high streets are blighted by empty properties. Reform UK will make sure that Britain is open for business.

  • Support for local farmers across Bicester and Woodstock constituency
  • I will  work  closely with Cherwell District Council to preserve our green areas
  • Improve  Education   Healthcare, Security and Transport Infrastructure  across the constituency.
  • Support local businesses in Bicester and the surrounding area.
  • Improve all town centres the Bicester and Woodstock constituency investment in public amenities and helping to boost business.
  • The State of our roads across Bicester and Woodstock constituency will top my agenda.

What do you see as the big concerns for the constituency and what issues do you hope to champion?

Key concerns include infrastructure development, affordable housing, healthcare access, and environmental sustainability. As a representative, I aim to champion initiatives that address these concerns, advocating for improved infrastructure, affordable housing solutions, accessible healthcare services, and sustainable development practices to enhance the quality of life for all residents.

For those eager to help, how can they get involved in the campaign?

To get involved in the campaign, you can:

  1. Follow our social media channels for updates, events, and ways to participate:
  2. Volunteer your time to help with canvassing, phone banking, or organizing events. Email us at [email protected] to learn more about volunteer opportunities.
  3. Spread the word about our campaign to your friends, family, and community members. Every voice counts!

And you can find out more at https://www.reformparty.uk/bicester-and-woodstock-constituency

Thank you for your interest in getting involved and making a difference!

Bill Piper, Reform UK candidate for South Leicestershire

Bill Piper is the Reform UK Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for South Leicestershire.  We spoke with Bill about his decision to stand.

“I’ve lived in this area for around 40 years and have been active in several different charity associations and on the Town Council – and even was Mayor once”

Can you briefly introduce yourself to our readers?

Hi, I’m Bill; I’ve lived in this area for around 40 years and have been active in several different charity associations and on the Town Council – and even was Mayor once.

For a long time, if a politician was tied to a party, they could be dictated to by that party. That then means they are no longer there to serve the community.

For that reason, I was an ardent independent for years. Reform UK, like UKIP, does not ‘whip’ their members, so as a member of Reform UK, I can still do what I believe is best for the people of South Leicestershire.

What made you decide to stand for Reform UK?

Reform UK: –

  • Talk the sense that a governing party ought to
  • Do not ‘whip’ councillors of members.
  • We are currently the only conservatives. – Both the Conservatives and Labour are socialists.
  • We have had the Labour / Conservative duopoly for a hundred years – and no one believes them anymore.
  • The members of the Duopoly have proven that they are much more interested in feathering their own nests than those of ‘the people.’

“I feel that I can do a better job than someone ‘parachuted’ in for them to try and make a name for themselves”

You’re the Spokesman for South Leicestershire what’s made you decide to represent this area?

I’ve lived here for nearly 40 years, I feel for the area and the people, and I feel that I can do a better job than someone ‘parachuted’ in for them to try and make a name for themselves. Indeed, Reform UK offered me several places before I could eventually get this seat.

“There is a threat of increased housing in the south of Leicester and virtually a new town to the east of Lutterworth, but there are no plans for proper infrastructure”

What do you see as the big concerns for the constituency and what issues do you hope to champion?

One of the greatest concerns in the infrastructure. The area has a number of industrial sites and the largest distribution set of warehouses in Europe. There is a threat of increased housing in the south of Leicester and virtually a new town to the east of Lutterworth, but there are no plans for proper infrastructure.

Lutterworth has needed a relief road/bypass for decades; the Plan for Lutterworth East will have a single road running through it. Should it be blocked at one end, then – Carmageddon! – It was originally suggested that that road would take traffic away from Lutterworth!

Whilst the NHS is suffering from bed blocking, which is creating waiting on surgery lists and A&E etc, The NHS fighting the possibility of keeping or even extending the facility of step-down beds at the Feilding Palmer Hospital, I have been working for five years with the ‘Mary Guppy Group’, to keep the hospital open initially and now to keep some beds there.

For those eager to help, how can they get involved in the campaign?

You can find, follow and contact me via:

Jan Cresswell, SDP Candidate for Blackpool North and Fleetwood

Jan Cresswell is the SDP prospective candidate for Blackpool North and Fleetwood.  We spoke with Jan about her decision to stand.

“I have a fundamental mistrust of empire building, and expect that in time the EU bureaucratic machine will overreach itself enough to see the edifice come tumbling down”

Can you briefly introduce yourself to our readers?

My name is Jan Cresswell, and until very recently I worked as a conservation officer at Blackpool Council.  I retired at Easter, so I’m looking forward to filling my time with travel and hobbies.  I’ve been married to Keith for 29 years, and have two children: Jessica and Jonathan.

What made you decide to stand for the SDP?

I joined the SDP about 4 years ago when I was feeling politically homeless.  I’d always considered myself ‘a bit of a leftie’ but found myself being shunted towards the centre ground without having particularly changed my worldview!  Brexit was a big issue for me.  I have a fundamental mistrust of empire building, and expect that in time the EU bureaucratic machine will overreach itself enough to see the edifice come tumbling down as other European countries reject its ideologies.  It’s clear how far it has enmeshed itself in our everyday lives by how difficult it has been to extricate ourselves.

“I was born in Blackpool, spent my early years in Thornton (5 miles north) and went to senior school in Fleetwood.  I’ve always worked on the Fylde Coast, so I feel sure I know the area, its struggles and its people”

As I was casting around for a new political home I discovered the SDP, and instantly felt that their policies chimed with my own beliefs.  As well as being left-leaning economically they, for instance, consider the nation-state to be the upper limit of democracy.  They also pledge to uphold the values of freedom of thought and speech which lie at the heart of British democracy.  As someone who was shocked at the rapid descent into authoritarianism since March 2020, and censorship of dissenting voices in this and other matters, this gave me hope.  I know small parties struggle to be heard above the noise of the two main parties, but I firmly believe that people should be given a real choice, and that’s why I’m standing, no matter how high a mountain there is to climb.

You’re the spokesman for Blackpool North and Fleetwood.  What’s made you decide to represent this area?

I was born in Blackpool, spent my early years in Thornton (5 miles north) and went to senior school in Fleetwood.  I’ve always worked on the Fylde Coast, so I feel sure I know the area, its struggles and its people.  I’ve seen the changes and how they have affected the health, wealth and well-being of local people, and it would be an honour to champion them.

“it sometimes feels like the town has been written off, like so many other industrial areas where the main source of employment has disappeared.  I would champion the re-industrialisation of Fleetwood, supplying training and jobs (see the SDP policy on Special Economic Zones)”

What do you see as the big concerns for the constituency, and what issues do you hope to champion?

As the first mass working-class seaside resort, Blackpool became a victim of its own early success.  In the 1970s and 80s mass tourism declined with the availability of cheap foreign holidays.  B&B owners and other local businesses struggled to stay afloat.  In the following years, a downward spiral of cheap accommodation chasing fewer visitors, more and more given over to houses in multiple occupation, lack of investment and the steady influx of people from other areas, attracted to plentiful cheap accommodation by the sea, bringing their own problems with them, has resulted in a town having some of the worst health and social inequalities in the country.  However, I know that the local Council is trying to turn back the tide, and have been successful in attracting millions in government funding to improve the town, which will encourage private investment, improve life for residents and give holidaymakers more reasons to visit.  It will take many years to reverse the impact of that earlier decline, but I would make championing the work of the Council (which often isn’t recognised) my main concern, because I know they have the best interests of local people at heart.

Fleetwood has similarly suffered a long decline since the closure of the branch railway line and the demise of the fishing industry.  It’s unlikely even with Brexit that fishing will ever recover its former importance, but it sometimes feels like the town has been written off, like so many other industrial areas where the main source of employment has disappeared.  I would champion the re-industrialisation of Fleetwood, supplying training and jobs (see the SDP policy on Special Economic Zones).  There is also now a glimmer of hope that the branch railway line will be reinstated to link up with the tramway in Fleetwood, and I would definitely champion that given the opportunity.  People, especially young people, need to be given the chance to fulfil their potential, and good education and training and affordable transport links for business and leisure, are also very important to achieve that.

But I think it’s important to be honest with people that there are no quick fixes, that turning around decline can take decades to see tangible results.  In today’s world of instant gratification that’s probably a hard sell, but I find that honesty is ultimately the best policy!

Lastly, I’d encourage anyone who thinks that the SDP might be for them to visit the website sdp.org.uk to look at their comprehensive policies.