General Election 2017 and UKIP Wokingham
For UKIP, a general election is about a lot more than our EU membership. It is about all the elements that constitutes UKIP’s comprehensive manifesto.
Not only that but we have a credible, competent, passionate approved candidate capable of representing the people of Wokingham very well.
When calling this general election, Theresa May said ‘it is all about Brexit’.
We have no option but to believe what she says, as successful Brexit negotiations are essential to delivering what we have been passionate about since our formation, the UK fully rescinding its EU membership.
We do not accept that the outcome of this general election is assured and believe that a strong Brexit voice is important in Westminster and within the Conservative party.
It is UKIP’s stated position that it will not stand candidates in areas where a proven Brexiteer MP seeks to regain their seat AND their majority is marginal.
Wokingham does not fall into this category.
However, for the sake of Brexit alone, UKIP Wokingham have decided that we will field no UKIP candidate in this general election in the Wokingham constituency.
UKIP fundamentally disagree with the Conservative party’s policies on:
– the structure, funding, and treatment of, the NHS and its employees;
– attacking the disabled in order to slash public spending on benefits that support their attempts to live as normally as possible;
– housing policy which runs roughshod over local communities, destroying green belt land forever;
– continuing the arbitrary 0.7% commitment on foreign aid;
– wasting money on the HS2 vanity project
and will continue to challenge the government of the day on these and other many other policy matters.
UKIP Wokingham will continue to fight the local Conservative council, its damaging and naïve attempts to be business-like, and its immoral stranglehold on the Borough (and its companies) using the cabinet system. Therefore, we will concentrate our efforts on preparing for the Borough Council elections in 2018 and continue to support local people and communities.