Deposit for the European Elections - Independent

by Simon Allen in Mold, Wales, United Kingdom

Deposit for the European Elections - Independent
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On 20th May 2019 we successfully raised £35 with 5 supporters in 28 days

To stand for election to the European Parliament as an MEP requires a deposit of £5000. This has to be paid by 25th April 2019.

by Simon Allen in Mold, Wales, United Kingdom

You don't need me to tell you that the whole of Brexit is a mess, and it's not what was promised.

Indeed, it's so far away from both sides' rhetoric of the campaign in 2016 that we're now totally stuck.

Much of that is being caused by the main political parties' insistance on ignoring almost half of those who voted. That's in addition to the people who thought that their vote did not matter.

It's my belief that the referendum was far too simplistic for the outcome to be acted upon for such an important decision.

The binary choice of Leave or Remain disregarded the complications of the impact of the potential change.

For the last 2 1/2 years the difficulties involved have become much more clear, the differences of opinion entrenched, and the need for a confirmatory referendum vital. Especially as only 37.4% of the electorate actually voted Leave.

What's more, many people in the UK now feel that the politics that have got us to this situation no longer represents our needs as a people or country.

I wish to stand for election as an independent MEP in Wales to ensure that the non party message is made and heard.

If I'm successful, I will continue to be a voice that is not bound by party policy, but represents the views of the people who don't really "do politics". 

I may only be an MEP for a few months, or a full term, depending on what happens in the future. Whatever that is, my goal is to make a fuss about everything that has gone wrong.

A commitment I also make is that should I get more than 2.5% of the vote and my deposit is returned I will also return 90% of your contribution to you. There are fees that need to be covered, such as PayPal and Crowdfunder, that I will not get back.


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Go on, help me make a difference by supporting my stand. I only need 1000 people to donate £5.

That's a small amount to get your opinion heard in what is certain to be a referendum on the current state of politics.



A little background on Simon D Allen.

Simon has lived in England, Scotland, and for the last 12 years, Wales. His children have all grown up in north Wales, and have mostly moved away from home.

Simon has run his own small business for nearly 20 years, weathered the economic ups and downs in that time, and is currently working on a new product for his business.

Unlike most people he has not got tired of the whole Brexit debate and has spent much of the last few years shouting at the radio, TV and internet. He now realises that it's time for one member of the "silent majority" to make his voice heard.

Simon is not a career politician, but constantly keeps up with the issues of the day in the UK and the rest of the world.

He is certain that many people are mistaken in the belief that once the UK leaves the EU that Brexit will all be over and we can get back to normal. Brexit is just the beginning of at least a decade more of what we've been experiencing for the last two years.

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