SAVE UKIP CAMPAIGN: Be Proactive And Make A Difference!
Editors Note: Joe Simons is the Chair of UKIP Students and President of Kent University UKIP Society. Below we print his reasons for donating to Save UKIP.
UKIP was the force that engaged me with politics for the first time – prior to that I had absolutely no interest in politics and had vowed to never vote.
People sometimes refer to the period around the 2014 European Parliament elections and 2015 General Election as our peak – implying that we can only be on a downward spiral now. I do not believe this to inherently be the case. In preparation for a debate on electoral reform at the University of Kent I delved into the results of the past three elections and found that, even with our decrease in votes seen in 2017, there are still hundreds of thousands of people out there – close to at least 600,000, who are relying on us to represent them; if anything that number is probably much higher now that weak and wobbly May has failed so catastrophically. Many of these voters, people in the same boat that I was in all those years ago, feel disillusioned with conventional establishment politics and to deprive those people of a representative voice would be a disaster for this country and for democracy.
The dedication of our members – the People’s Army – took us to incredible heights in 2014 and 2015. If we put as much effort in now as we did then we can go further than just surviving – we can flourish. Do not bury your head in the sand – be proactive and make a difference!
We will be carrying regular updates on the progress of this campaign and if you have any testimonies please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can donate to this very worthy cause here.