UKIP are the fastest ever growing political party in British history. We are a free thinking party transcending ideology, and putting people before politics. There is a need for joined up thinking in both environment and housing policy. Our country is on the verge of an epic housing shortage. The open door immigration policies of successive LibLabCon administrations were not reflected in simultaneous planning for the spiralling demand for housing.
Surging property prices means that is now harder than ever to get on to the property ladder. It is therefore imperative that we expand present housing supply, particularly in the sectors of affordable and social housing. However, unlike the political establishment we would rather prioritise brownfield land and disused industrial sites rather than concrete our astonishing countryside. Environmental responsibility should start on our doorstep. Our children should be able to experience and enjoy the same beautiful Britain rather than knowing it only through historical videos and photographs.
In today's Britain, which has in recent years spent billions on 3 major foreign wars, 750.000 fellow citizens are either homeless, sleeping rough in seriously substandard housing. Poignantly, a quarter of all British soldiers, willing to sacrifice their life for Queen and country serving in military conflicts will find themselves sleeping in our streets on their return to the UK. Furthermore, 26% of our homeless population are women, a significant number of which have been subjected to physical and sexual abuse stemming from their lack of shelter. All this in a country where over 700.000 properties lie empty daily.
UKIP will introduce binding planning referenda, giving local people, those most affected by planning decisions, the ability to shape the kind of community they want for themselves and their families.
The purple tide is now sweeping Britain. We are leading the gentle revolution, which is changing not only what people think, but how they think. The British people are ready to take back their country. And UKIP's Britain will not be led by the EU, but will restore its rightful place as world leader in housing and environmental innovation. We will never let the bureaucrats of Brussels fade our memory of what Great Britain was, as we will never stop working to build the Great Britain we can have. Vote purple, keep Britain green and stop the political elite from signing away with a pen, that which has been saved by blood and sweat.
Andrew is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts since 1993. Was called as a Barrister-At-Law Michaelmas Term 1989 as a member of the Honourable Society of Grays Inn. Andrew founded Surya the world's first ever ecological music venue with piezoelectric dance floor. He was made an honorary Professor of Environmental Sciences for his contribution to environmental technologies by the Universitas Sancti Cyrilli based in Malta. An environmental, educational organisation and United Nations partner working with several international universities. Headed by Balliol College, Oxford University scholar Alfred Baldacchino. Andrew has twice been a parliamentary candidate with the Conservative Party, he switched to UKIP over differences on immigration, 'zero tolerance' approach to gang culture and their handling of the NHS. Andrew was particularly disappointed at the fact that whilst a parliamentary candidate for Edmonton his calls for St Georges Day to be made a national holiday were met with resistance by the national party. He had been a Tory activist since his early teenage years.
Andrew was a Special Constable for eighteen years. Serving with the City of London Police Detachment of the Honourable Artillery Company. He is currently a trooper within the HAC Light Cavalry. His various philanthropic activities have resulted in him being President of St Pancras Rotary Club, commissioned as a Colonel and honorary aide-de-camp to the Governor of the State of Kentucky. And invested as KGC, Grand Cordon of the Ordo Byzantinus Sancti Sepulchri.
He was UKIPs parliamentary by-election candidate in 2011 for Feltham and Heston.