Loony Local Elections

This is a list of our candidates in the May local elections:

  • Howling ‘Laud’ Hope, our Party Leader was elected unopposed to the Fleet Town Council on Friday 6th April, 4 weeks almost before the official election on 3rd May. – And on May 3rd he will additionally be standing for the Hart District Council in the Fleet Central Ward.
  • ‘Farming Lord Dave’ (Pictured) – Denton South Ward Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Lord Halfperson – Blackheath Westcombe Ward, Greenwich
  • Badger – Walton North, Elmbridge, Surrey
  • Monkey the Drummer – Molesey East, Elmbridge, Surrey
  • Chinners – Chessington North & Hook, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey

Chinners has arranged his Victory celebrations with ‘Jump the Gun‘ performing on Wed 2nd May at the Cricketers pub, 81 Clayton Road, Chessington.
Badger and Monkey the Drummer will be holding their Victory Party at The Oak pub, Walton Road, West Molesey on Thurs 3rd May with Crucial Chris Dowling and MOJO Crew leading the victory celebrations.
Joe Jammer may appear at either of these events!

Mad Mike at the University of Westminster

I was both honoured and delighted to represent this great party of ours on a ‘Question Time’ style event at the University of Westminster’s Portland Hall, Wednesday 21st. March 2018.
The guest speakers included:

  • Shelly Asquith – Political Advisor for Unite the Union, Former NUS VP and Youth Coordinator for Corbyn’s leadership campaign.
  • Paul Canal – Conservative Party Deputy Chair of London Region and Leader of the Conservative Group on Redbridge Council.
  • Kevin Sefton – Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for the Liberal Democrats in Westminster.
  • Freddy Vachha – UKIP London Chairman and Former Parliamentary Candidate.
  • ‘Mad Mike’ Young – Official Monster Raving Loony Party Shadow Minister for Beer.

The pre-arranged questions were:

  • Do you think that Theresa May’s response and subsequent decisions to the Salisbury situation are adequate?
  • Given the recent revelations surrounding Cambridge Analytica and Facebook, is it time that we regulate social media companies more, particularly in reference to political campaigns?
  • After the government’s announcement of an NHS pay rise, should all public sector workers now receive one also?
  • This event is taking place in a university, how do you and your party view the £9,000 annual university fees and the monumental debt students hold once they’ve graduated?
  • Is the Brexit transitional arrangement a satisfactory answer to the Northern Ireland border issue?
  • Given the rise in All Women Shortlists, how relevant is the implementation of so-called ‘positive discrimination’ for minorities in today’s society?

The audience, mainly students, were exceptionally well-behaved and rather subdued if anything. But the biggest response of the night was for an answer by yours truly! To the question about student fees and debt my reply was to abolish fees and waive all debts, instead issuing each student with a bursary of one million pounds. I flourished a fan of our famous million pound notes and asked them to form a queue. This was met with thunderous applause, cheering and whooping, so we can honestly say that our Party was the winner on the night.
Stay Loony…!!!
Mad Mike…!!!

Memo to all Party Members or persons interested

On Thursday the 3rd of May there will be local elections in your area. Whether they be Parish, Town, District or County, they are completely free of charge to stand, ie no deposit.

Its only Parliamentary elections that need £500 up front. To this end, if you are considering standing for ‘The Official Monster Raving Loony Party’ in your area, you can not just do it. You have to get a letter of authorisation from our nominations officer.

Papers are obtainable from your local Town Hall or Council offices. They have to be back in the Council Offices by 4.pm Friday 6th April. If your not sure of the procedure, your local office are duty bound to give you all the help that you would need. You can obtain your authorisation by calling our nomination office 07946292559, up until Sunday11thof March, after that call our second in command Nom office – 07973324985. So there is plenty of time, but the sooner the better, so that we can help you through also, if you’ve never stood before!
Howling Laud

May elections

Memo to all Party Members or persons interested.

On Thursday the 3rd of May there will be local elections in your area. Whether they be Parish,Town, District or County, they are completely free of charge to stand, ie no deposit.
Its only Parliamentary elections that need £500 up front. To this end, if you are considering standing for ‘The Official Monster Raving Loony Party’ in your area, you can not just do it. You have to get a letter of authorisation from our nominations officer.
Papers are obtainable from your local Town Hall or Council offices. They have to be back in the Council Offices by 4.pm Friday 6th April. If your not sure of the procedure, your local office are duty bound to give you all the help that you would need. You can obtain your authorisation by calling our nomination office 07946292559, up until Sunday11th of March, after that call our second in command Nom office – 07973324985. So there is plenty of time, but the sooner the better, so that we can help you through also, if you’ve never stood before!

Official Monster Raving Loony Party Conference 2018

Thurs 27th til Sat 29th September
Here it is then, after three very successful years in Blackpool party members decided we really ought to have a change. So, this year we will be in Belper, Derbyshire. Thanks to the party members of that area for helping to arrange aforesaid shenighans. Special mention for Dale Rowles for arranging the venue, the George and Dragon, 117 Bridge Street, and to Craig the Landlord, for agreeing to host such a predominant gathering.

An array of the most ‘Loonatical Kind’ are gathering to entertain you. ‘Dale Rowles and his BB Blackdog Band’, ‘The Big Fibbers’, ‘Bad Axe, Bad Axe’, so good we named him twice. ‘Gripper and the Gonads’. From Chicago the famous ‘Joe Jammer’. The B U M S Morris side from Wales. Plus stars of the weekend, ‘Vince Ripper and the Rodent show’. Very often an Elvis shows up. As often happens celebrity guests also just appear, you’ll never know what you’ve missed until you do. I shall be there as usual, as from Thurs 20th, to make sure all go’s well with the publicity ie TV, Radio, Newspapers and the general media. So if any of you want to make a week of it, you won’t be on your own.
See you all there.
Howling ‘Laud’ Hope, Party Leader.

Twitter

The Loony Party is running a campaign on Twitter to work out new policies for the party! Maybe you can help?: https://twitter.com/hashtag/manicfesto

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Worcester Branch

Seasons Greetings from the Jersey Flyer – Party Chairman

Greetings to you all from the Isles of Deliberation as the festive season approaches. I hope this finds everyone in fine fettle and ready to tackle the agonies of having to enjoy oneself by partaking of copious quantities of liquid refreshment and filling ones stomach with all sorts of fattening nourishment. I know – we’ve all got to play our part!!!

Unfortunately, this past conference fell on the dates that I was away leading an expedition across the “Levka Ori” – The White Mountains that run from North to South across the island of Crete. I do this in honour of all the brave servicemen who had to escape from the German forces during 1941. My father was one of them and out of his unit of 417 men only 14 escaped from Crete alive. Everyone I have taken across always says how they now appreciate the terrible hardships that those men had to endure. There are no trees, bushes, rivers or streams up there and you have to know how to find water and to survive such a harsh environment. This year the temperatures were above 40 degrees !!! The expeditions always end with a visit to the Allied War Cemetery at Souda Bay where some of my dad’s men rest in peace.

As an aside – The Official Monster Raving loony Party flag has flown from the highest peak there – over 8,000 feet. Bloody good it looked too.

Three weeks after getting home I was struck with a virus which just about saw me off – put me in a bed for 5 weeks – and unfortunately the quacks can still not diagnose what is the matter with me. Personally, I think it is just me becoming a geriatric loony – but the determination is as strong as it ever was so I am looking very forward to being with you in Belper next year. I may have to borrow Lord Sutch’s spare coffin but -I SHALL BE BACK!!

I am sure you will all join me in wishing our Leader the best of health himself now that he is all wired up with the latest machinery – Howl on Laud !!

Many congratulations to all those members who stood during the elections in all parts of the Realm during 2016 – you certainly did the PARTY PROUD. Plus returned deposits – whatever next?  My thanks also to The Stalwart Manchester Branch who sent me a Christmas Card -it’s on my desk now.

So, may I wish you all a great loony Christmas and an even loonier New Year. Have a cracking time and we shall meet next september.

with fond wishes – and memories
The Jersey Flyer – Chairman.