Friday, 6 November 2015

UKIP Watford On The Radio - 12th November

Nick Lincoln will be on BBC Three Counties Radio, Thursday 12th November from 6pm

"Paxman" Perrone
Nick, your UKIP Watford Parliamentary Candidate in the May general election, will once again be on Roberto "Paxman" Perrone's popular "Drive With Rob" weekday afternoon radio show.

Every Thursday Rob has a political phone-in from 6pm to 7pm. This week Nick will be one of three political guests taking part. If you can, please listen in, either on your tranny (95.5FM or 103.8FM) or online here. You will also be able to catch up with the episode online afterwards at a time of your choosing.

For those of you on Twitter, why not get involved online during the broadcast and Tweet your thoughts, comments, and questions (easy ones please!)

If you Tweet please reference @UKIPWatford, @drivewithrob and @BBC3CR.

Sunday, 1 November 2015

Local News Round Up: October 2015

Here are some juicy titbits that caught the eye of the UKIP Watford editorial team over the last month....

Richard Harrington Unusually Quiet

  • Come on Richard, why the sudden silence?!

Another Traffic Cock Up

Grammar Schools Returning?

  • We are fortunate in Watford to have two excellent grammar schools. Other parts of the country are not so lucky. However that may be about to change.
  • Hot on the heels of the news of the first "new" grammar school in England for 50 years it seems like some enlightened folk in our neighbouring county of Bedfordshire are similarly minded.
  • Bringing back grammar schools is a long standing UKIP policy. Are we being copied yet again?

Watford MP: We Don't Make The Rules - The EU Does

  • Richard Harrington voted against scrapping the so-called "tampon tax", effectively saying there was no point in doing so as this tax was an EU law that Westminster could do nothing about.
  • Like his fellow Tory MPs in St Albans, Hertsmere and South-West Herts, our MP seems happy to lay down at the feet of the EU without a fight. One wonders what the point of them is.
  • UKIP pledged to scrap the "tampon tax" and has received widespread support for this. How many women think that tampons are "non-essential luxury items"??!!

Nick Lincoln asks: Is the CBI lying or just dumb?

  • Your Parliamentary candidate in the 2015 General Election took issue with a report from the CBI which seemed to think that the EU and the Single Market were one and the same.
  • Nick asked whether or not this was just an honest mistake. Read his article it and make up your own minds!
  • We know that the Establishment will use every trick of the tongue in the run up to the EU Referendum. Who knew they would start so early?!

UKIP Watford AGM: "...the best ever"

  • A good turnout on the 27th ensured that your branch's 2015 Annual General Meeting was unusually exciting. "I've been to many AGMs but never one quite like this," said re-elected Chairman Jon Goddard. "If I had my way we would hold these at least once a year."
  • In addition to Jon returning as Chairman, David Bennett (Treasurer) and Dan Channing (Secretary) were also re-elected in their roles for another 12 months, as was the Vice-Chair. None were available for comment, which is probably for the best.
  • There are further openings available on the committee for certain appointed roles. If you want to get involved with UKIP locally why not get in touch?

Please leave a comment on these stories below. And if you have local news or stories then let us know.

Monday, 28 September 2015

2015 Annual General Meeting

Members only: your chance to shape and quiz the leadership of UKIP Watford

Note: this piece has been written by UKIP Watford Chairman Jon Goddard 

As a valued member of UKIP Watford, you are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, October 27 at 7.30pm. This event will be held at the Watford Town & Country Club, Halsey House, Rosslyn Road, Watford, Hertfordshire WD18 0JX.

This meeting is being convened to provide you with an update on branch activity from the committee,
Watford Town & Country Club
a chance to meet with fellow UKIP Watford members, and to vote in the annual elections for Chairman, Treasurer and Secretary.

If you would like to put your name forward as a candidate for any of these positions, please contact me. In order to be able to stand for any of these posts it is a requirement that a candidate has a seconder. If your seconder cannot be present at the meeting, a signed and dated written note will be required in advance or produced on the night to confirm the support.

All those standing will be entitled to a five-minute address to the Membership.

On behalf of the UKIP Watford committee we look forward to seeing as many members as possible taking part in this important procedural event.