Election 2015

General Election 2015 – UKIP candidate announced for Beverley & Holderness

GARY SHORES has been selected as UKIP’s (United Kingdom Independence Party) Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for the Beverley and Holderness Constituency for the next General Election which will take place on Thursday 7th May 2015.

In a press release announcing his candidacy Mr Shores, the candidate who aims to unseat existing Conservative Member of Parliament Graham Stuart, said:

“In our area there are several key issues that affect us.

Gary Shores UKIP PPC candidate 2015“I’ve been a secondary school science teacher for 12 years. As such I have seen constant meddling and pressure from successive Governments. The current education system is failing our children. Under funding of East Riding Schools was an issue under Labour, and the Tories complained. Now they’re in power the underfunding has continued. Our children are the ones that suffer. We need action, yet all we hear from our MPs are hollow words.

“Household energy bills soar due to liblabcon ‘green tax’ policies. This along with the old party’s obsession to desecrate our countryside with the ineffective wind turbines! This must stop, NOW.

“The Department of Energy and Climate Change says there are seven green taxes that put £112 on the average energy bill in 2013, making up just under a tenth of the total. We don’t want pensioners to make the choice between ‘heat or eat’ this winter.

“Another issue that impacts on the elderly and young Is the need for a regular reasonably priced bus service which is critical for many. All too often the services are costly and infrequent in the more rural areas. Due to successive governments increasing fuel duty, bus routes have had to be rationalised hindering the lives of the elderly those with hospital appointments, shift work etc.

“As a proud Yorkshire man; born and living in Beverley I will stand up and be counted.

“I will:

  • Speak out against the loss of our beautiful countryside as the Government continues to blight our landscape with wind turbines
  • Highlight the issues of rural transport which is critical to so many in our region
  • I fight for better funding for our schools.
  • I pledge that I will work hard for Beverley and Holderness; serve the electorate, stand up for the nation’s interests putting Britain first.”

The current Parliament will be dissolved on Monday 30th March 2015 which is 25 days prior to the general election. It will be the first general election held under the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011 which provides for general elections to be held on the first Thursday in May every five years.

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