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When this election was announced so soon after the recent Clacton-on-Sea election we talked about doing this one as well, I was prepared to stand but then thought, why not ask our local Kent members if they wanted to? I asked Mad Mike Young on the Isle of Sheppey, and he suggested Hairy Knorn from Sittingbourne and that Mike would gladly be his agent. So quick phone call to Hairy Knorm, “Yes OK, I’ll do that” so off we went, all up and running and what a fine show we put together!
Knorm and his entourage plagued the streets of Rochester the weekend of the 8th, all to their advantage because when I arrived on Sun 16th I was told in no uncertain terms how well they had done! Knorm had also been on various radio shows and his TV coverage was good. Monday saw me covering the Strood area with leaflets :- “DON’T BE RECKLESS VOTE LOONY”, went down very well even with UKIP, they loved it! On Tuesday Hairy Knorm Mad Mike and me went to a hustings meeting in the Corn Exchange. Knorm got up said his piece and was very well received. We then met up with our members from Gravesend, The Werewolf, Big Dave Presley, Verge Walton and other members of the Walton family, alas they couldn’t vote for us, although Chris Walton could, he lived in Strood. Wednesday was a great day in Rochester, cameras all over the place, unfortunately Knorm and Mad Mike couldn’t make the day time, but I was joined by Steve and Joy Lawson, Loony Party supporters from Fleet in Hampshire and Baron Fullstop from Worcestershire and boy did we milk those cameras, they loved us, “it makes it all worth our while coming” was one of the comments. The Hotel we were staying in The Royal Victoria and Bull, was on the High Street four doors away from the UKIP office, what more could we ask for. Of course Nigel Farrage made his appearance as we were being filmed and joined in with us, I’m sure that many photo’s will appear in magazines and newspapers as time goes by.
Election night, we all met up in the Crown public house, the count was in Gillingham quite away away, we got there much to early but fortunately there was a pub opposite called the ‘Marquis of Lorne’ and would you believe the landlord Jay Sandmann was a Loony Party member some time ago so we renewed our acquaintance, in we went and made ourselves comfortable for an hour or so or two. Of course word soon got around and we were promptly joined by Charlotte Rose and her TV crew and good old Lembit Opik. At the Count the cameras were clicking like wildfire. We gave Hairy Knorm a rousing introduction at the door, he was the star and what a star he was, he and Baron Fullstop promptly opened a big sack of bananas, and were handing them out to everybody which caused a lot of amusement! The whole evening was very enjoyable but went on much to long, but worth waiting for because Hairy Knorm didn’t come last in fact 6th out of 13 was a very good out come when you consider that the Lib Dems only got 198 votes more than us, less than 200 for a party that half in power raised a few eyebrows, and Knorm got the biggest cheer of the night!
That’s not all, its not the end yet, we and only we, no other party were invited back to the UKIP victory party at a night club afterwards a free bar as much Champagne as you wanted, Sky TV were there and its been shown a lot of times I believe, people keep telling me, although I have not seen it myself yet! I suppose the biggest accolade to the Party was when Mark Reckless made his victory speech, thanking everybody in the usual way but picking out Hairy Knorm for a special mention!
Well done Hairy Knorm it was a pleasure, thanks also to his Royal Madness Mike Young, Baron Fullstop, Steve and Joy, the people of Rochdale who joined in with us, don’t know all your names, but you know who you are, The Waltons and the staff of the Royal Vic and Bull.
We had a great time!
Mark Reckless (UKIP) 16,867 (42.10%)
Kelly Tolhurst (Conservative) 13,947 (34.81%)
Naushabah Khan (Labour) 6,713 (16.76%)
Clive Gregory (Green) 1,692 (4.22%)
Geoff Juby (Lib Dem) 349 (0.87%)
Hairy Knorm Davidson (Official Monster Raving Loony Party) 151 (0.38%)
Stephen Goldsbrough (Ind) 69 (0.17%)
Nick Long (People Before Profit) 69 (0.17%)
Jayda Fransen (Britain First) 56 (0.14%)
Mike Barker (Ind) 54 (0.13%)
Charlotte Rose (Ind) 43 (0.11%)
Dave Osborn (Patriotic Socialist Party) 33 (0.08%)
Christopher Challis (Ind) 22 (0.05%)
The Royal Mail are complaining that due to increased competition, profits for the half year. I repeat half year, are only £218million… I repeat £218 million
It seems that other companies can do the same job (cherry pick) for less and big companies like Amazon are planning there own delivery service.
This may be in part due to the fact that the cost of sending packages is now so expensive and difficult to work out, and that by using other companies, deliveries actually arrive.
The solution according to Royal Mail is to put up prices, especially in areas where it may be difficult to deliver, such as England , Scotland , Wales and N.Ireland
As a small business I tend to find that if you put up prices and give a worse service you tend to lose customers not gain them…but what do I know?
P.S The Loony Party would re-nationalise the Royal Mail so that the only shareholders would be the public, and all the profits (the measly £218m every 6months) would be reinvested in a good cheap service. We will also bring out a stamp with a silhouette of our glorious leader wearing his white suit, on it.
to our spiritual leader Screaming Lord Sutch today
http://youtu.be/rPSsaaPAAEo?a (10 November 1940 – 16 June 1999)
The Loony party would stop all by-elections being held 9 months before a general election.
The cost of a by election is estimated at around £240,000. Mark Reckless who is sanding for UKIP could have waited a mere 7 months until the next election to defect. However as part of the plan to upset the political system and gain unwarranted publicity for UKip, he decided to defect now…Reckless by name, and reckless by nature. Ukip are quick to complain of the financial waste caused by the European Parliament, but seem quite happy to waste money from the U.K Government, (twice this year) which I point out is your tax money. When your services are being cut due to lack of money think about this total waste which could have funded something worthwhile. Dont waste your vote (The by-election is going to happen anyway). Show them your discontent with the political system, by voting for the Loony Party. You know this makes sense.
The Loony party is proud to be part of the campaign led by the Sunday Mirror to recognise and recompense for the survivors of horrific 1950s nuclear bomb tests.
You can read all about it here..http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/britains-nuclear-heroes-set-justice-4550200
Its notable that neither UKIP, Respect or the Conservative Party responded to join this campaign. Ukip apparently havent got a spokesperson who can talk about an issue unless Mr Farage Ok’s it, The Conservatives dont want to get involved as they may have to admit liability and foot the bill.
The Party Conference next year Fri 25th-Sat 26th Sept 2015, is to be held in Blackpool. Uncle Toms Cabin, a fine music venue on Blackpools North Shore, 44-46 Queens Promenade, FY2 9RW. This venue is not a hotel so no accommodation is available unfortunately, but, I have arranged with one of our party members Lord Guilderoy, of the ‘New Guilderoy Hotel’ on Holmfield Road, only 750 yds away for a £25 pound
a night stay to include breakfast. When he is full, he knows the guest houses either side of him and can fix us up in there! Uncle Toms is about half a mile from the tower and Town Centre, bus and tram stops right outside. I have also arranged with ‘Jo’ the landlady for motor home and tent camping on the premises.
If you wish to make your own arrangements all very well, lots of places on the doorstep in Northumberland Road, Knowle Avenue and Holmfield Road, but stay in the Cabin area, that’s the name of the tram stop. Best to find the venue first then make your mind up!
Vince Ripper and his Rock ‘n’ Roll Horror show will be on both nights, already booked, to intersperse with whatever other entertainment may be on. The venue will provide a suitable band on the Friday, free of charge.
We have also at our disposal a Double Decker open top bus, to perambulate along the promenade on, with various banners and loud hailers, already confirmed.
I would like to thank Vince Cornwall, Tony Davies and Simon Connelly, all Party Members, for helping to make this happen, and last but not least, the lovely ‘Jo’ of the Cabin for allowing it to happen.
Come and make a week of it, I will, and your more than welcome to come and join me!
The Howling ‘Laud’
New Guilderoy Phone no: 01253 351 547 – FY2 9RU – mention the Loony Party when booking.