Statement to voters
100 REASONS TO VOTE & SUPPORT UKIP.
1. Get Britain out of the European Union.
2. Take back control of our borders and adopt an Australian – style points system to regulate immigration. We value controlled immigration by those who have the skills we require.
3. Put £3bn more, annually, into our NHS.
4. Scrap tuition fees for students studying Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Nursing & Medical degrees.
5. Set up a thorough review into elderly care and respond to the results.
6. Cut £9bn from our foreign aid budget.
7. Give the people the ability to “recall” their MPs, without parliamentary approval.
8. Stop meddling in foreign wars that don’t concern us.
9. Promote British identity – as opposed to pursuing failed multiculturalism.
10. Allow existing schools to become Grammar Schools (to improve education standards and social mobility).
11. Prevent the threat of privatisation of the NHS by refusing to sign up to TTIP (Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership) which is designed to open up trade between the EU and USA. This would leave our health services open to large American corporations. Another good reason to leave the EU.
12. Ensuring our armed services are properly equipped for when we do need them.
13. Establishing a Veteran’s Administration to look after those who looked after us.
14. Encouraging inward investment with growth markets, not just the failing EU.
15. Overcoming the unfairness of MPs from devolved nations voting on English laws.
16. Cutting bureaucracy, red tape, and wasteful spending from government departments.
17. Cutting bureaucracy that hinders small businesses and entrepreneurs.
18. Support our farmers with a Single Farm Payment Scheme.
19. End the burdensome green levies that have added £000s to our energy bills (Apart from increased household bills, this is also killing British industry).
20. Scrap the poorly planned HS2 project, saving up to £50bn, and instead improve and expand the existing railway network. (eg. In local terms, electrify Southport/Manchester & reinstate Burscough Curves).
21. Oppose tolls on public roads – We have already paid for them.
22. Support bus passes for pensioners and where possible extend concession to rail travel on selected suburban lines.
23. Foreign vehicles to require BritDisc passes to contribute to our roads that they use.
24. End the use of speed cameras as revenue earners (they should be a deterrent) - and review speed limits generally including blanket 20mph speed limits..
25. Protect our green belt.
26. Draw up a central list of brownfield sites for developers.
27. Houses on brownfield sites would be stamp duty exempt on first sale.
28. VAT relaxed for redevelopment of brownfield sites.
29. Local referenda for large scale developments if triggered by 5% of the electorate.
30. Introducing the ability for citizens to initiate national referenda.
31. Withdraw from the European Court of Human Rights.
32. Reverse the governments opt-in to the European Arrest Warrant.
33. Negotiate bi-lateral agreements to replace EAW.
34. No votes for prisoners.
35. Full prison sentences should be served. Parole on case-by-case basis.
36. Replace the Human Rights Act with a British Bill of Rights.
37. Official documents should be published primarily in English.
38. Crack down on “honour killings”, female genital mutilation and forced marriages.
39. Review the BBC licence fee with view to reducing it.
40. Take the non-paying of the licence fee out of the criminal sphere.
41. Amend the smoking ban to promote choice for ventilated smoking rooms.
42. Promote the employment of young British workers.
43. Repeal the Agency Workers Directive.
44. Encourage councils to provide more free parking in town centre areas.
45. Review the setting of business rates to encourage town centres to prosper.
46. Simplify planning regulations for long term empty commercial properties.
47. Negotiate bespoke trade agreements with EU member states and worldwide.
48. Re-occupy our seat at the World Trade Organisation.
49. Abolish inheritance tax.
50. Introduce a 35p income tax rate between £42,285 and £55,000 – taking many public sector workers out of higher rate of tax.
51. Set up a Treasury Commission to make sure big corporations pay their way in taxes.
52. Abolish the Dept of Energy and Climate Change and roll retained functions into DEFRA.
53. Introduce an Apprenticeship Qualification for students who don’t wish to do non core GCSEs.
54. Scrap the arbitrary 50% target for university attendance.
55. Students from the EU should pay the same fees as international students.
56. Give more power to parents. OFSTED to investigate schools on petition signed by 25% of parents.
57. Guarantee a job in the police, prison or border forces for anyone who has served 12 years in the Armed Forces.
58. Give priority for social housing to ex-servicemen and those returning from service.
59. Veterans to receive Veterans Card to ensure they’re supported in event of mental health care and more.
60. All entitlements to be extended to servicemen & women recruited from overseas.
61. Establish a National Service Medal for all those who have served.
62. Encourage local authorities to buy out their PFI contracts where affordable.
63. National government should buy out NHS PDF contracts in order to cut interest charges.
64. Ensure that GP surgeries are open at least one evening a week where demand permits.
65. Ensure that migrants have NHS approved health insurance until they have paid into the system for 5 years. This should be a mandatory check at border controls.
66. End hospital car park charges.
67. Replace bureaucratic watchdogs with locally elected health boards for more transparency.
68. Stop the sale of patient data to big business.
69. Ensure a high standard of English speakers in the NHS.
70. Re-introduce the grade of State Enrolled Nurse. SENs would receive their training (including schooling), as pupil nurses within the hospital – and not university. Both as pupils or trained SENs they would fill a more“hands on” role and assist in providing patient TLC.
71. Encourage and protect “whistleblowing” to get to the bottom of poor performance.
72. Ensure that migrants have jobs and accommodation before they can come to the UK.
73. Migrants will only be granted permanent residency after 10 years working here.
74. Reinstate the primary purpose rule, bringing an end to sham marriage migration.
75. No amnesty for illegal immigrants or those gaining UK passports via fraud.
76. Protect genuine refugees by returning to the UN Convention of Refugees principles.
77. British companies should have priority in delivering foreign aid contracts.
78. Repeal the Climate Change Act 2008 which is forecast to cost our economy £18bn per year for the next 40 years.
79. Scrap the Large Combustion Plant Directive and redevelop UK power stations.
80. Support the development of shale gas with proper safeguards.
81. No tax payer subsidy for wind farms.
82. Leave the Common Agricultural Policy.
83. Allow our parliament to vote on GM foods.
84. Reinstate British territorial waters.
85. Food to be labeled with country of origin, method of production, method of slaughter and more.
86. Ban live animal exports for slaughter.
87. Scrap the “bedroom tax”.
88. Child benefit to be paid only to children resident in UK.
89. Future child benefit to be limited to first two children only.
90. Ensure an initial presumption of 50/50 parenting on child custody matters,
91. Safeguard visitation rights for grandparents.
92. Support a streamlined welfare system and a benefit cap.
93. Enrol unemployed benefit claimants into work community schemes.
94. Place revenues from shale gas into a Sovereign Wealth Fund to ensure future growth & security.
95. Where possible, make use of forgotten infrastructures that have potential for further use - e.g Manston Airport.
96. No cuts to frontline policing. Set up a review into what is an acceptable number of police officers in order to ensure a “safe society”.
97. Give social housing priority to those whose parents and grandparents were born locally.
98. Reaffirm British laws, rather than allowing dual track legal systems for minorities in the UK.
99. Promote patriotism and the importance of British values in our schools.
100. Rebalance Britain’s economy.
This statement was added by Terry Durrance, their team, or by a Democracy Club volunteer, based on information published by the candidate elsewhere.
This candidate has previously stood for election in:
- 2019: The Sefton local election, as the UK Independence Party (UKIP) candidate for the Cambridge
- 2018: The Sefton local election, as the UK Independence Party (UKIP) candidate for the Cambridge
- 2017: The Sefton local election, as the UK Independence Party (UKIP) candidate for the Duke's
- 2017: The 2017 General Election, as the UK Independence Party (UKIP) candidate for the Southport
- 2016: The Sefton local election, as the UK Independence Party (UKIP) candidate for the Kew
- 2015: The 2015 General Election, as the UK Independence Party (UKIP) candidate for the Member of Parliament for Southport
- 2010: The 2010 General Election, as the UK Independence Party (UKIP) candidate for the Member of Parliament for Southport
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