UKIP Bromsgrove Branch Meeting on Monday 6th October 2014 at 7.30pm
Venue: The Ladybird Inn, Aston Fields, Bromsgrove (parking available)
Please arrive with time to grab a drink. Any suggestions for the agenda please email me @ firstname.lastname@example.org
If your membership has lapsed please come along and see what your branch is doing. It would be lovely to have you back on board. UKIP is on the march and looking forward to success in 2015.
Hope to see you there.
Mr. Owen Davies, Branch Secretary
UKIP BROMSGROVE welcomes the decision by the Scottish voters to stay within the United Kingdom. Scotland has a smaller population of about 10% that of England; but it punches above its weight in terms of land, coastline and territorial waters. All of us would have been poorer had we split up.
If Scotland (and Wales) obtains more devolved powers, it follows that in the same matters, England should have its own Parliament or Assembly in which only English MPs could vote. That has been UKIP Policy for many years. At present Scotland has more MPs in Parliament that its population merits.
A thornier issue is the plea raised by city bosses for more powers to be devolved to cities and counties in England, or to regions. Here we suggest caution. There is nothing so common as to hear people complain of a “postcode lottery” when they find that a friend in a neighbouring road (just over the County boundary!) can get an operation on the NHS; and they can’t. And it is only a few years since the North East voted not to have an elected regional assembly to the embarrassment of John Prescott.
John Coleman. September 19th
Dear Members & Supporters,
Please come along and join your local UKIP branch meeting.
Time: 7.30pm start
Date: Monday 1st September 2014
Location: The Ladybird Inn, Aston Fields, Bromsgrove, B60 2DZ.
Upstairs function room
Directions: Follow the signs for Bromsgrove railway station. Parking available within the pub grounds.
Please arrive a couple of minutes early to allow time to purchase a drink before the meeting starts. Thank you.
If you have any pressing items that you wish added to the agenda then please email me your ideas.
UKIP Bromsgrove Chairman
Young Independence, UKIP’s youth wing is hosting a training day and its annual conference in Birmingham this year. Both events are open to both UKIP members as well as YI members.
The training day will be on Friday 1st August at the Priority Rooms, Birmingham, a short walk from New Street Station. The day will cover public speaking, media/social media, policy, local election campaigning, building a YI county branch, setting up a YI university society plus extended Q&A. This will be a brilliant event for anyone planning to stand in the General Election in the local elections. We have speakers ranging from local MEP Bill Etheridge to YI Deputy Chairman Thomas Hoof and UKIP’s Head of Policy Tim Aker MEP, plus more besides.
The conference will be on Saturday 2nd August at The Birmingham Council Chambers. We have 20 speakers at our YI Conference including MEPs, YI Council members and more.
On the Saturday evening we will be celebrating with a boat party down the canal from 7pm till 11pm.
Tickets for the training day are free to YI members and £5 for UKIP members. Tickets for the conference are £5 for YI members and £10 for UKIP members.
Tickets for the boat party are £10 for everyone.
If you would like any more information or to get involved with Young Independence then please contact Jack Duffin, YI Chairman at email@example.com or call on 07926101528.
The YI Council
Dear Members & Supporters,
We will be holding our branch meeting on and at the following:
Date: Thursday 17th July 2014
Location: Community Room, 2 Station Approach, Barnt Green
Directions: Head for the railway station, landmark: Tony’s Handyman Centre on Hewell Road.
Refreshments available, tea, coffee and light-bites.
I look forward to your attendance.
The minutes of the meeting are available for download. Please click here Bromsgrove Branch Minutes, 10th June 14
Thank you to our members for coming along and helping shape the future of the branch. Furthermore, I would like to apologize if anyone was misled by the staff at the meeting venue. The meeting had been booked over a month in advance; they had failed to record the booking. I only found out when a supporter informed me afterwards that the staff told him that there was no booking.
Politics in this country will never quite be the same again. Indeed, the triumph of UKIP in the recent local and European elections has shaken the political establishment to the core; and has the ability, so the commentators would have us believe, to break the leadership of the Europhile Liberal Democrats. Within the last 100 years, no other party except UKIP have won a national election over the Conservative Party or the Labour Party. A truly remarkable achievement.
Looking to Bromsgrove, UKIP won the area with the highest share of the vote. Albeit, it was a close run against the Conservative Party, please take a look at the top 4 voting scores:
1st place: UK Independence Party with 9,264
2nd place: Conservative Party with 8,629
3rd place: Labour Party with 4,150
4th place: Green Party with 1,340
These results demonstrate that Bromsgrove will now be a battleground between UKIP and the Tories in the 2015 general and district elections.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for supporting the party. Every bit of support makes a huge difference; whether it be simply voting UKIP, encouraging family and friends to support us, displaying posters and correx boards or risking one’s fingers leafleting. Allow me to poach a little known slogan: ‘Every little helps.’
Furthermore, I would like to invite you to attend our branch meeting. Please help shape the direction of your local branch and join us in celebrating our success in 2014.
Time & Date: 7pm on Tuesday 10th June 2014
Venue: The Ladybird Inn (upstairs function room), Aston Fields, Bromsgrove, B60 2DZ
If you have any issues you would like discussed at the branch meeting then please write to me or email me on firstname.lastname@example.org I look forward to seeing you then.
Mr. Owen Davies
UKIP Bromsgrove Chairman
UKIP Bromsgrove would like to extend a great ‘well done’ to our fellow UKIP branches in Redditch and Wyre Forest.
Redditch gaining 2 district councillors
Wyre Forest gaining 5 district councillors and 1 town councillor
UKIP is steadily making inroads into the Midlands.