Andrea Allen's policies
Statement to voters
I’m a former teacher who taught modern foreign languages in North Shropshire for 25 years; mainly French and German, but also some Russian.
Before that I worked as a secretary because I thought it was important to have experience in the real world; going straight from school to university and then back to school does not prepare anyone for everyday life.
A keen horsewoman who continues to ride dressage, I took part in a camel ride across the Gobi desert to raise funds for horse welfare through the British Horse Society, where I served for 21 years on the County Committee as North Shropshire representative. Other fund raising projects I’ve undertaken are for the RAF Association, the RAF Benevolent Fund and the Bob Champion Cancer Trust, which allowed me to ride the Grand National winner, Aldaniti.
Having lived in Whitchurch since 1982, I have been active in local campaigns such as Whitchurch 21 and been President and currently Chairman of the Town Twinning Association. I am a Parish Councillor for Tilstock ward and a former Chairman of Whitchurch Rural Parish Council.
Despite having an A Level in British Constitution, I was never particularly involved in politics until the late 1990s. It was the then government’s dismissal of people’s expressed opposition to government policies which fired my enthusiasm to strive for something better.
The Coalition government’s determined opposition to giving the electorate a say on the European Union in 2011 was the final impetus I needed to join UKIP. I have never been a member of any other party.
This statement was added by Andrea Allen, their team, or by a Democracy Club volunteer, based on information published by the candidate elsewhere.
|2019||Eddisbury: UK Parliament elections||UK Independence Party (UKIP)||451 votes (not elected)||2017||Whitchurch South: 2017 Shropshire Council local election||UK Independence Party (UKIP)||132 votes (not elected)||2015||North Shropshire: UK Parliament elections||UK Independence Party (UKIP)||9,262 votes (not elected)|
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