Dear English Democrats supporter,
On 22nd May 2014 there will be elections for the European Parliament across the whole of the UK. These elections will be fought against a back-drop of the impending referendum in Scotland on Independence, which will be held on 18th September 2014.
This makes 2014 a very significant year for the English Democrats, as the idea of England’s membership of its 2 political unions – UK and EU will be under the spotlight.
Although as a party we are opposed to the whole idea of a political super-state for Europe, the English Democrats National Council has already decided to stand a full list of candidates in all 9 EU Regions in England. We are doing this because we feel that the system used to elect MEP’s, proportional representation, gives us a much better chance of getting someone elected than the UK-system of ‘first-past-the-post’. Proportional Representation allows people to vote for who they support rather than voting against those parties that they don’t like.
As far as the West Midlands is concerned, that means we need 7 English Democrats to be on our EU Elections list. The National Council has appointed me as the Lead Candidate for the EU Elections in the West Midlands, so one of my first tasks is to try to find 6 other members who are willing to stand for our party in these elections.
With this in mind I would like to invite you to a meeting for all members and supporters in the West Midlands on 25th January 2014. The meeting will start at 1pm and last for perhaps a couple of hours. I haven’t yet decided on a venue as I wanted to see who could make the meeting and then arrange a convenient location.
At the meeting I will explain a little bit about myself and what I want to do during the campaign, but there will be plenty of time for questions and discussions. We will collect names of those who want to be on our election list and have a vote if necessary.
I hope that you will attend but please email
me to let me know your intentions. I look forward to seeing you either on 25th January or if you cannot make that meeting then during the campaign itself.
Best Wishes for the New Year.
National Secretary and Prospective Lead Candidate for West Midlands