Meet the pilot, farmer and author, chemist, and innovation professor aiming to Change Politics for Good with The Brexit Party.
The Brexit Party has finished announcing its first 150 Prospective Parliamentary Candidates (PPCs) in their respective constituencies on our social media accounts.
The Brexit Party is preparing to fight seats across the country ahead of the highly anticipated general election, with many more PPCs to be launched over the coming weeks.
Leader of The Brexit Party Nigel Farage commented last week: “With BorisJohnson already watering down Brexit and looking to bounce the country into an early general election, trust is now the key issue in British politics.
“Our great candidates will not stand for Mrs May’s treaty being repackaged, it is still the worst deal in history and a betrayal of Leave voters.
“That’s why we are ready to fight in every seat to secure the Brexit that 17.4m voted for.”
Below are the names of the latest candidates named, listed with their constituencies, with statements from a selection. If you’d like to know more about individual PPCs, please email [email protected] or call Liam Deacon on 07592794351.
Professor James Woudhuysen is The Brexit Party PPC for Carshalton and Wallington.
He is a visiting professor of forecasting and innovation at London South Bank University, a writer, and co-author of Energise! A future for energy innovation and Why is construction so backward?
He said: “I am standing for The Brexit Party because I believe the EU threatens British democracy.
“Brussels also has a woeful record in backing technological innovation. As someone who has written, spoken and done business around innovation for 40 years, I want Westminster to take the subject seriously for a change.
“It’s a scandal, for instance, that trains to Carshalton and Wallington can’t give locals reliable Wi-Fi. In 2019, all British public transport can and should be equipped with Wi-Fi.
“Innovation in housing and energy supply – subjects I have written books on – have also been neglected. I aim to shake things up in Westminister and Change Politics for Good with the Brexit Party.”
Roger Lane-Nott, 74, is The Brexit Party PPC for Milton Keynes South. He is a Rear Admiral and former Royal Navy officer, who served as Commander Operations and Flag Officer of Submarines.
Roger is also a member of Veterans for Britain and stood for the European Parliament in 2019 in the South West region.
He said: “I am standing for The Brexit Party as I want to see faith in democracy restored in all parts of UK politics, including here in Milton Keynes.
“The UK is a sovereign nation and we want control of our own affairs.
“As a former NATO Submarine Commander and National Flag Officer Submarines, who understands the importance of our existing defence partnerships, I am staunchly opposed to the proposed EU Defence Union.
“Many parts of this ‘EU Army’ were quietly agreed by our government without proper parliamentary scrutiny.
“I also back the political reform of both houses of Parliament, the Electoral Commission, and the Civil Service and want to rebuild our Armed Forces.
“Our policies will be credible and deliverable and The Brexit Party will Change Politics for Good.”
Wayne Bayley, 53, is The Brexit Party PPC for Crawley. He has lived in West Sussex for over 40 years and works as an airline captain flying from Gatwick. Wayne also runs a property development company and holds a degree in economics.
He said: “As soon as The Brexit Party exploded onto the national stage I knew I had found my political home.
“The EU has not dealt with many urgent issues and reform itself, and it is doomed to fail.
“Like Ann Widdecombe and others, I have become increasingly frustrated watching the national humiliation of the Tory-led Brexit negotiations.
“Parliament has frustrated the people’s vote to Leave and it has become increasingly obvious our current political system is not fit for purpose.
“There are too many professional MPs who have never held a proper job, our voting system is unrepresentative and needs reform, and postal voting has been abused.
Dawn Westcott, 53, is The Brexit Party PPC for North Devon. She lives on a farm, campaigns for animal rights, and is the co-founder of the Exmoor Pony Project and author of the Wild Pony Whispering books.
Previously, Dawn worked in business and glossy magazine publishing in London. She was also a journalist, art director and web designer in the West country.
She said: “I’m standing with The Brexit Party to defend democracy and make sure we get on with Brexit, which will open up great opportunities for our country.
“In 2016, the people of North Devon clearly voted to leave the EU. But for three years, we’ve seen politicians trying to obstruct the referendum result or vote for the dreadful Withdrawal Agreement.
“We need politicians who will listen and build trust with the constituents.
“Once we leave the EU, we can bring in new policies for the people of North Devon that protect our communities, business, farming and beautiful environment.”
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