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LPUK enters GE2017 with 4 candidates

As we enter this General Election of 2017, the Libertarian Party has launched its campaign with the announcement of 4 candidates standing for election.

Joe Jenkins
PPC - Portsmouth North
I live in Portsmouth and am proud to call it home. I work as an editor, proofreader, web designer and author. There is far too much waste in Government and funding is being removed from those that need it the most. This must end. I am proud to see the way that Portsmouth people support each other and, as well as doing all I can to provide solutions on the national stage, will be doing all I can to make it easier for us all to support each other on a smaller scale. Joe is a local man living in Hilsea, Portsmouth.
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Michael Marchetti
PPC - Blaydon
I have lived in the North East for 6 years now. I originally moved from Glasgow to study here and chose to stay. I have never come across a region or group of people, as friendly and welcoming as those I have met in Blaydon and the North East at large. This is now my home and I aim to make Blaydon a better place to live and work. Blaydon has such a great potential to be at the very front of industry and quality of life in the UK. I will work hard to put the people of Blaydon first. A local man, Michael lives in Greenside, Ryton.
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Scott Neville
PPC - Basingstoke
I have always lived in and around Basingstoke working in both retail and the area’s vibrant IT sector. Our little corner of north east Hampshire is the only place I can call home. I like to get things done. When people are empowered to do things in their own unique way they are happier and more effective. I wish to protect our hard won freedoms so people can live their own lives as they see fit. Scott is a local man living in Basingstoke.
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Will Taylor
PPC - Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle
I was born in Hull, but travelled around a lot when I was young. At age 23 I decided to return to my roots and now live and work in West Hull. When I drive down the A63 and see the Humber Bridge, I know I’m home. We’re a compassionate lot in Hull and Hessle. And we also like to do things our way. I want local people to have more freedom, so we can choose what’s right for us and our community. Will is a local man living in Hull.
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Wish them well, come out and support them, and help us give them the best chance by hitting that donate button.

 

What does the Libertarian Party UK stand for?

LPUK stands for lower taxes for both individuals and companies, small government, free speech and individual responsibility. We support free trade and free enterprise whilst believing that people should make their own choices and not rely on the government. We support a withdrawal from the European Union and a return to the free trade agreements that it was founded on.

The LPUK is a broad libertarian platform which takes a realistic view on libertarianism in the UK and our policies and mission statements reflect that. The Party exists solely to give voters a chance to vote for Liberty and a small State, it does not claim to have leadership of the Libertarian Movement, or represent all of the many strands of Libertarian thought.

For those who have a deeper understanding of politics, The Libertarian Party UK is a Classical Liberal Regionalist and Minarchist organisation. It is not an Anarchist Collective. We have a Constitution that all members who join assent voluntarily to abide by. If you don’t like elections and being in a Constitutional Party don’t join the LPUK.

We are a small, but growing party. We would welcome any help and support in our political role to get the message out and about to the general public about libertarian politics and what we stand for.

The FIRST thing to do is join the party as a member through the link on this page. We are also in desperate needs of funds, so any donation you can make would be really beneficial to us as we get no funding from anywhere else apart from our membership.

If you would like to help any of our candidates with practical support please contact them using the links on their profiles or make contact through the contact us page or the LPUK – Facebook Page.

 

A huge Thank You to everyone who has donated thus far.

 

Britain – A New Future Outside The EU

For years we have all been led to believe that being in the EU allowed Britain to have a say, have influence at the top table.

Nothing could be further from the truth. In reality the majority of the ‘standards’ imposed by the EU are not set in Brussels but by international trade and technical organisations.
The EU merely took those standards, gold plated them with whatever political impositions they wished to enforce, and sent them out as Directives to the member States.

To have a real say, to have real influence, Britain can now rejoin these International bodies and have a seat at the real top tables around the globe.

Let us take the Automotive Industry for example. Standards are set by WP.29, part of UNECE.
The EU took these standards and simply superimposed new rules over and above, such as the impending EU satelite tracking system.

Or the infamous EU reduces roaming charges for mobile phones. The EU did not set this standard, this was set by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), passed to the regional standards organisation the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) and then given to the EU to implement.

It really makes one wonder what all that money sent to Brussels every day was for, beyond buying champagne and caviar, or paying inflated wages and pensions for a political elite that served no real purpose.

With Britain free of the EU we can again take our place at the top tables in the global community, to rejoin the international and regional bodies that shape our world, free of the political baggage that has been imposed on us for the last 40 years.

We will reclaim our seats on the International Organization for Standardization , the International Electrotechnical Commission , and the International Telecommunication Union , which have each existed for more than 50 years (founded in 1947, 1906, and 1865, respectively) and are all based in Geneva, Switzerland, thus restoring little Britain with its global reach.

At the regional level we can rejoin the European Committee for Standardization (CEN), the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC), the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), and the Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (IRMM), none of which are influenced or run by the EU.

Beyond that there are hundreds of international and regional standards bodies that cover virtually everything from making matchsticks, mobile phones, travel to nuclear power plants, all of which a new revitalised Britain could have a say in shaping. We can again be international rule makers, not simply rule takers.

So no more talk of bent bananas, under-performing vacuum cleaners or kettles that will not boil. Let free speech, free trade and freedom of choice once again become the norm in the Britain of tomorrow.

To make this happen the mind-set of Britain needs to change. Conservatives need to become conservative again, the negative, divisive and belittling attitude of the socialists and bansturbators need to be contained, and the voice of freedom needs to ring true with libertarian influence in the corridors of power.

We gave up our voice on the world stage to the EU, but now having decided to leave we will not be isolated, we will be dynamic, alive again, free to trade and set standards around the globe.

This is the awakening of a free trading nation, one which the Libertarian Party UK will be looking forward to participating in.

Join Us today, and help us to become part of the future, not the past.

Adam Brown is Elected New Party Leader for Libertarians UK

Following an internal ballot on 15th August 2015, Libertarians across the country have unanimously elected Adam Brown as their new party leader. A clear and enthusiastic vote of trust by jubilant activists and committed friends of LPUK to the type of inclusive policies defended throughout his campaign.

 

Hailing from Crawley in West Sussex, Adam has impressed party members with the fact he previously served on Crawley Borough Council as Chair of the Licensing Committee, as well as offering Portfolio Support for the Leader of the council. Interestingly, Adam also chaired the “value for money” scrutiny panel in its endeavours to ensure the council could justify everything it was spending. All adding confidence in his skill as an experienced politician with a proven ability to work with micro, as well as macro, issues.

 

After thanking all those who elected him, Adam went on to say, “I am delighted in the faith they have shown in me and am honoured to accept the position of party leader”. Additionally, when asked about his view on the task ahead, he confidently stated, “I have no misconceptions of the difficulty I am faced with. However, these are ideal times for the LPUK to discuss matters pertaining to the protection of personal freedom, reducing state interference generally, and rolling back the nanny state that has permeated into our everyday existence”. Each stance placing Adam in the very mainstream of inherited Libertarian thought.

 

Taking up his duties from Saturday 3rd October 2015, Adam intends to address the party shortly thereafter and table a number of strategies to increase membership, develop further contacts with other advocates of liberty, while raising public awareness of alternatives to “Big Government” in both theory and practice.

 

For further information contact David Parry Press Officer
 

Agreement with the Scottish Libertarians

 

The NCC of the Libertarian Party (UK) is pleased to advise that we have reached an agreement on terms with the Scottish Libertarians whereby the Scottish Libertarians will register a party north of the border devoted to Scottish affairs and the Libertarian Party with its federal constitution will concentrate on the rest of the UK.

The East Anglian branch is now in the process of registering as an accounting unit and will elect its own officers. The North and South East regions will follow in the next three months.

The South West Region was formally registered as an accounting unit in June 2011 with the Electoral Commission.

The Scottish Libertarians and the Libertarian Party UK will continue to cooperate on joint campaigns.

We are extremely pleased to have moved to this position in the interests of promoting the philosophy of Liberty in Great Britain.

 

Parish Notices- Membership

Parish Notices

As our demographic is heavily based on in the 18-24 range and money is always tight when there are other more important things to spend money on, from the 1-7th May if you are a student or OAP (for balance) you can join the party for £5.

The membership secretary has now sorted out the membership list, we are inviting former members to rejoin in the same period for £7.50 contact membership@libertarianpartyuk.com

It was agreed at the AGM that members could on a voluntary basis make a monthly donation to offset basic monthly overheads. This was started in April and had a pleasing take up. If you would like to be part of this again contact Nic Coome Party-Treasurer at members@libertarianpartyuk.com

Other one off donations received have been gratefully received and we are again looking for second hand office equipment.

After nearly five years in existence we now have a unit that is producing film shorts, if you have any ideas or have experience in this field please contact us.

If you have any other expertise you think would be useful whether you are a member or not, again please contact us.

Guy Montrose is currently working on a facebook Ad so you will soon start to see this appearing.

The growth of the party is good to see again, lets just keep going forward this time