Statement to voters
A 35-year-old heavy goods driver will stand against Theresa May to campaign for family court reform. Bobby Smith, who lives in Stevenage, is standing as an independent under the 'Give Me Back Elmo' banner, and has commandeered the famous Muppet’s image to promote his activism. He said the name comes from merging his daughter’s names, who he has not seen in four years. Mr Smith criticised the length a family court case takes to complete after parents separate, and said his case took about three years. “In that time, the relationship with the children has gone,” he said.“I want to raise awareness of the lack of fathers' rights in this country. It is a problem that has been going on for years.”
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Bobby Smith is a British political and fathers' rights activist. He is the founder and leader of the Give Me Back Elmo party which he set up to seek to change the law in family courts after his own experiences.Read more on Wikipedia
You can meet candidates and question them at local hustings. Here are hustings where Bobby "Elmo" Smith may be appearing.
(Past event) Thursday 5 December 2019 20:00–22:00: NAHT Education Hustings GE2019 - Uxbridge and South Ruislip, New Denham Community Centre UB9 4DB.
(Past event) Thursday 5 December 2019 19:00–21:00: Ask the Candidates: Election Hustings 2019, Yiewsley Baptist Church UB7 8HF.
This candidate has previously stood for election in:
- 2019: The UK Parliament elections, as the Independent candidate for the Uxbridge and South Ruislip
- 2019: The UK Parliament elections, as the Independent candidate for the Peterborough
- 2017: The 2017 General Election, as the Independent candidate for the Maidenhead
- 2016: The Bridgend by-election: Ogmore constituency, as the Give Me Back Elmo candidate for the Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough
- 2016: The Stevenage local election, as the Give Me Back Elmo candidate for the Chells
- 2015: The 2015 General Election, as the Give Me Back Elmo candidate for the Member of Parliament for Witney
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