Meet the performance artist, political psychologist, barrister, retail manager, and fashion entrepreneur aiming to Change Politics for Good.
The Brexit Party will announce another 75 Prospective Parliamentary Candidates (PPCs) in their respective constituencies across our social media accounts this Thursday (August 14)
By the end of the day, we will have named 225 PPCs in total, as we prepare to fight seats across the country ahead of the highly anticipated general election, with many more PPCs to be launched over the coming weeks.
The Brexit Party Chairman Richard Tice said today: “The Brexit Party now has hundreds of Prospective Parliamentary Candidates standing ready to offer a much-needed democratic alternative which is faithful to the referendum result delivered over three years ago.
“If MPs block our departure again or vote for the terrible Withdrawal Agreement, we will hold them to account at a general election.
“The Remain dominated parliament and Cabinet can no longer ignore the will of the people because The Brexit Party has shown we are primed and prepared to hold their feet to the fire and Change Politics for Good.”
Below are the names of our new candidates, listed with their constituencies, with statements from a selection. If you’d like to know more about individual PPCs, please email [email protected].
Matthew Wadhams, 57, is The Brexit Party PPC for Greenwich and Woolwich. He has lived in the constituency for more than 20 years and is a qualified barrister who works as a markets lawyer.
He said: “I am standing for The Brexit Party because I passionately believe in direct democracy and think Britain should be a truly independent nation.
“Living in Greenwich is great and I have been here since the mid-nineties, when I qualified as a Barrister, before working in the City and Canary Wharf as a financial markets lawyer for two decades.
“I have served my community by represented local people at court on a pro bono basis and, as an MP, will fight for improvements in transport, education, affordable housing, and the environment.
“My experience in dealing with commercial matters makes me well placed to help ensure the UK secures a beneficial free trade deal with the EU and many other world regions whose economies are growing faster than the EU’s.
“This and the other benefits of Brexit will ensure our local economy remains vibrant, open, and dynamic for us all.”
Qi Cui, 34, is The Brexit Party PPC for Poplar and Limehouse. She is a Cambridge graduate and a former central banker with the Bank of England who currently works as a fashion entrepreneur.
She said: “I am standing as The Brexit Party PPC in an area of London I am proud to call home.
“I will endeavor to defend democracy in Westminster and fight for an independent Britain which is free to choose its own trade deals and laws.
“After Brexit, I want Britain to be a global power, attracting global talent and expanding trade with non-European countries such as the US and China.
“Here in Poplar, I will work to improve education by enhancing the quality of teaching facilities at state schools.
“I also wish to reduce unemployment and nurture small businesses, which stand to benefit greatly from Brexit.”
Inaya Folarin Iman, 22, is The Brexit Party PPC for Leeds North East. She is a graduate, journalist, and performance artist who has campaigned for democracy and human rights.
She said: “I am thrilled to be standing in this wonderful and beautiful constituency and will give it everything I’ve got.
“We are in the midst of a massive shift in the established national and international political order.
“We cannot expect change when we continue to vote for more of the same. The UK voted for change three years ago and this must be respected.
“It is time for a new politics which can be brought about when the UK leaves the European Union.
“I will fight for a conscious, ethical form of politics in post-Brexit Britain. I want a nation that nurtures, cultivates and elevates the higher aspects of the human spirit.”
Robin Koerner, 44, is The Brexit Party PPC for St Austell and Newquay. He is a political psychologist, consultant, lecturer, and author who has worked in US politics.
Currently the Academic Dean of the John Locke Institute, Robin is well known as founder WatchingAmerica.com and for having coined the term “Blue Republican” to refer to liberals and independents who crossed party lines in the 2012 presidential election.
He said: “I am a West Country boy, born in Dorset and with roots and family in Devon and Cornwall, which will always have a piece of my heart.
“It is a privilege to stand up for the basic rights of my countrymen and women who live here – especially with other people from so many walks of life and with such a wide range of political sympathies.
“For over a thousand years, men and women on these islands have paid a huge price – sometimes the ultimate price – to advance liberty and democracy.
“To ignore the result of a national vote would not only be unprecedented, it would be to flip into reverse a thousand years of history toward greater democracy and liberty.
“Democracy doesn’t just mean having votes. It also means playing by the rules, not changing those rules mid-game, and honouring the will of the people.”
Marlene Godwin is The Brexit Party PPC for Eastleigh. She is a commercial manager in the retail sector who has lived in nearby Southampton for 35 years.
She said: “It is time for a new kind of politician to enter Westminster and help guide our country forward beyond Brexit.
“There is so much work to be done in the UK and we need to leave the EU so we can focus on the NHS, policing, education, and jobs.
“I do not trust either of the two main political parties to resolve some of the vital issues in everyone’s daily lives.
“Brexit is a once in a lifetime chance for ordinary people to make an impact and Change Politics For Good.”
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