Deposit to stand for the European Parliament

by Charles Meaden in Wales, United Kingdom

Deposit to stand for the European Parliament


raised of £5,000 target


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This project is using Flexible funding and will receive all pledges made by May 11th 2019 at 11:02pm

A £5,000 deposit is required to stand as a candidate for the European Parliamentary elections to be held on the 23rd May 2019

by Charles Meaden in Wales, United Kingdom

About Me

I'm aiming to stand as an independent candidate for the forthcoming European Parliamentary elections for the Wales area.

As a remain voter and frequent visitor to Europe, I believe that both Wales and the whole of the UK deserves to be represented by someone who will work with our European friends and who won't spend the whole time insulting and belittling Europe like Nigel Farage and the UKIP MEP's have done for years.

Who Do I Stand For?

The 48% of the country who voted to remain in the European Union and have been ignored in the 1,024 days since the Referendum

What I Do Stand For?

A 'Peoples Vote' on the withdrawal deal

It's increasingly clear that the Brexit vision, promoted by the official Leave campaign and, could never in reality have been delivered.

As well as, telling the UK public that we'd have the 'easiest trade deal in history' and the NHS would get £350 million a week, they neglected to mention Irish and British borders and the complexity this would bring to any negotiation.

I stand for the British public who deserve the right to vote on the reality of Brexit - to ratify or change their minds now that they have seen the details and what Brexit entails.

If elected as an MEP, I'd spend the time working towards ensuring that the UK retained the closest possible ties with Europe

Why vote for an independent?

Despite promising to negotiate a Brexit that would heal the nation, Theresa May instead chose to ignore the 48% of the voters who voted Remain. Unfortunately, Jeremy Corbyns Labour party has failed to provide any effective opposition and the Liberal Democrats remain marginalised by their pact with the Tories in 2010.

This leaves a large chunk of the electorate without any representation and with a no general election till 2022, no real way of voicing their feeling. V

Voting for me as an MEP gives both a protest vote and a chance for someone to be in the European Parliament representing the Remain votes. 

If I am able to raise more that £5,000 any additional money will be spent on campaigning for the seat

What happens if the deposit is returned?

If I stand and receive more than 2.5% of the vote, the £5,000 deposit will be returned to me. As returning it you would be virtually impossible, it will be donated to the Disaster Relief Committee appeal for Cylone Idai

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