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John Thomas

John Thomas was a Reform UK candidate in Pontefract, Castleford and Knottingley constituency in the UK Parliamentary general election. They received 10,459 votes.

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John is a hardworking, dedicated and effective communicator, committed to transparency, honesty and ethical conduct.

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With a 25-year career supporting the NHS, ensuring that hospitals are equipped to manage the needs of its patients across England and Wales, needless to say the last four years have been the most testing of his career to date.

He grew up in Wakefield and attended Kettlethorpe High School, followed by A-Levels at Wakefield College. After numerous temporary jobs, including his first job collecting glasses in Legends and Harleys in Castleford at 17-years old, he started working at NHS Supply Chain in Normanton in 1998, where he still works as an Inventory Manager.

John has stood for election for several years in Altofts and Whitwood and has been honoured to lead the only Independent party in the Wakefield District. He believes that independence from a party whip is critical to the accountability of an MP to the people he or she represents. With no party whip, Reform UK MPs are accountable only to the constituents and not to big business or big pharma lobbyists.

He is only interested in serving the people of Pontefract, Castleford and Knottingley, not his own political ambitions.

As a part of the Vote Leave campaign, which won 70% of the votes in Pontefract, Castleford and Knottingley in 2016, John knows what it means to fight against the establishment… and win!

John has been working with a blockchain developer to develop the UKs first Direct Democracy portal, BlocVote. This will allow people to directly instruct their elected representative of their views, opinions and ultimately how they would like their MP to vote on the most critical of issues to impact our lives. With this system comes the right of Recall. If you are not happy with the performance of your MP…. sack them. No ifs, no buts, they are not doing as they promised they would and are not listening to you… sack them.

In a direct democracy, power is not concentrated in the hands of a select few, but rather diffused among the masses, allowing for a more balanced and representative decision-making process. It upends the traditional power dynamics, putting the people in control, and fostering a sense of ownership and responsibility in the political process.

Do you want a say in the UK’s Net Zero policy, which is making us all colder and poorer? The Tories have introduced this absurd plan and Labour’s plan would cost us £116 billion and has been deemed “unfeasible”.

Do you want a say on excess immigration numbers, both legal and illegal?

Do you want a say on the wasteful and incompetent policy of quantitative easing (printing money) which has led to out of control inflation and the highest tax burden in a generation?

I live in Castleford and have close friends and family in Pontefract, Castleford and Knottingley. These towns and communities matter to me…. because I live here. My family lives here and my friends live here. This year vote to change your representative, vote for some real opposition against the Westminster elite.

Vote Reform UK in our hometowns.

This statement was last updated on June 8, 2024.

This statement was added by John Thomas, their team, or by a Democracy Club volunteer, based on information published by the candidate elsewhere.

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John Thomas was the Reform UK candidate. Find out more about their policies in the Reform UK manifesto.

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John Thomas's elections

Date Election Party Results Position
2024 Pontefract, Castleford and Knottingley: UK Parliamentary general election Reform UK 10,459 votes (not elected) 2nd / 6 candidates
2024 Altofts and Whitwood: Wakefield local election Wakefield & District Independents 828 votes (not elected) 2nd / 4 candidates
2023 Altofts and Whitwood: Wakefield local election Wakefield & District Independents 804 votes (not elected) 2nd / 4 candidates
2022 Altofts and Whitwood: Wakefield local election Independent 613 votes (not elected) 3rd / 4 candidates
2021 Altofts and Whitwood: Wakefield local election Reform UK 209 votes (not elected) 4th / 5 candidates
2019 Altofts and Whitwood: Wakefield local election Five Star Direct Democracy Party 219 votes (not elected) 4th / 5 candidates
2018 Altofts and Whitwood: Wakefield local election Five Star Direct Democracy Party 140 votes (not elected) 4th / 4 candidates
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