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UKIP, the alternative to spoiling your ballot paper


I’M aware that there may be some interested parties on here who, thanks to the Brexit Party standing aside in certain constituencies, will find themselves without a voice come December 12. If Brexit is your game or you can’t see yourself putting a cross in the progressive incumbent’s box, there is another option. Rather than spoil your ballot paper, UKIP will be standing in certain seats. Not many, but enough to remind the mainstream that they are still there.

I, unfortunately, will be spoiling my ballot paper since there is no one in my constituency to vote for, but had I a UKIP candidate standing, my cross would go into his or her box. In my opinion they have a great manifesto and set of policies across the spectrum of concerns – such that several have found their way into the Labour, Conservative and Brexit Party manifestos. An updated version of their manifesto is due to be published.

UKIP are no longer fashionable – if they ever were – so no one is taking any notice of them, let alone giving the party a cat in hell’s chance. However they will be standing in certain constituencies currently occupied by an incumbent Remainer, where the Brexit Party Candidate has been stood down and which now have no other Leave option to vote for. Bognor Regis is one of the prime examples.

All I ask is that Leavers resident in these areas who follow this website at least consider this extra option on polling day. Even if their vote for UKIP should be one of protest, if it is for the only Leaver on the menu it’s much better than spoiling your paper.  

Here is a list of constituencies where this option exists:

Birmingham Northfield – Kenneth Lowry

Bognor Regis & Littlehampton – David Kurten

Brighton Pavilion – Nigel Furness

Carlisle – Fiona Mills

Colne Valley – Melanie Roberts

Croydon South – Kathleen Garner

Dulwich & West Norwood – John Plume

East Dunbartonshire – Donald Mackay

East Hampshire – Jim Makin

East Kilbride, Strathaven & Lesmahagow – David Mackay

East Lothian – David Sisson

Eddisbury – Andrea Allen

Exeter – Duncan Odgers

Gillingham – Robert McCulloch

Hertford & Stortford – Alistair Lindsay Martin

Holborn & St Pancras – Mohammed Ali Bhatti

Houghton & Sunderland South – Richard Elvin

Kingston & Surbiton – Roger Glencross

Lagan Valley – Alan Love

Leigh – Leon Peters

Mole Valley – Geoffrey Cox

Moray – Rob Scorer

Motherwell & Wishaw – Neil Wilson

Norwich North – David Moreland

Ochil & South Perthshire – Stuart Martin

Oldham West & Royton – Anthony Prince

Reigate – Julia Searle

Rochester & Strood – Roy Freshwater

Romsey & Southampton North – Geoff Bentley

Runnymede & Weybridge – Nicholas Wood

Rushcliffe – Matthew Faithfull

Rutherglen & Hamilton West – Janice Mackay

Rutland & Melton – Marietta King

Sheffield Brightside & Hillsborough – Shane Harper

Sheffield Hallam – Michael Virgo

Southampton Itchen – Kim Rose

Strangford – Robert Stephenson

Surrey Heath – David Simon Roe

Tamworth – Robert Bilcliff

Tiverton & Honiton – Margaret Dennis

Uxbridge & South Ruislip – Geoff Courtenay

Washington & Sunderland West – Keith Jenkins

Woking – Troy De Leon

Wycombe – Vijay Srao

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Michael Fahey
Michael Fahey
Michael Fahey is a social conservative and mental health carer.

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