New Target; Lets make it an even Stronger Campaign! LAST 4 DAYS
This General Election has been dubbed a Brexit election. As a known European, it would be inconceivable for me to sit this election out, especially when the current MP in my home constituency is the Brexit Minister. Haltemprice and Howden could be a truely symbolic seat!
Having decided to enter the contest I do so from a very clear stand-point. The North, particularly Yorkshire, has been ignored by Westminster for too long. The strong vote for Brexit in much of Yorkshire was in part a product of that disregard. Yorkshire needs a strong voice in Westminster.
I represented Yorkshire for 12 years in the European Parliament. I too often saw our great county sold short by national politicians. What we need now is a fair and intelligent relationship with the EU that reflects our region's needs. That is what I want to use all my European experience as a politician and lawyer to fight for.
Of all the Hull and East Riding constituencies, Haltemprice and Howden contained, as far as can be gauged, the largest 'remain' vote although falling short of a majority. I want to represent fairly the overall views of the constituency. I pledge to use every traditional and modern technological method possible to reflect the views of the constituency in parliamentary votes as we go through the Brexit process. If Brexit it must be, it must equally be fair and sensible.
Whilst I have chosen to be a part of the Yorkshire Party, I do so on the basis that we adhere to the Bell principles in public life, making decisions in an open, independent and transparent way, not based on party political dogma or the party whip system. The Yorkshire Party is a progressive centrist party; a sister party of the SNP and a full member of the European Free Alliance. The party seeks greater decision-making powers for our region, particularly, but not only, to make a real impact in areas like education and infastructure.
None of the opposition parties have come close to the incumbent in Haltemprice and Howden in the recent past and, put in the most polite way, the media are unlikely to give the constituency any real attention; they will all be focused on more realistic targets elsewhere. I therefore believe this offers the opportunity to do something quite unique in terms of new politics. I hope you may feel inclined to lend me your support in order to send a signal about Yorkshire and about Brexit whatever your usual party political views.
Donations of any amount are welcome.
If you are kind enough to donate more than £50 to my campaign, your name and address will be checked against the electoral register to ensure you are eleigible to donate. Your name, but not your address, will be made available by the Electoral Commission on request after the election.
I am NOT able to accept donations of more than £50 from individuals who are not on the electoral register.
Published and promoted by Diana Wallis and on behalf of the Yorkshire Party, Railway House, Station Street, Meltham, Yorkshire HD9 5NX