Hello, I’m Nigel Askew, a pub landlord from Ramsgate, Kent. I love this district and know that it has huge potential. However, like most of my customers, I have become increasingly frustrated by Local Government incompetence and a basic failure by national politicians of every political persuasion to take notice of this corner of the country and improve its prospects of success.

Many people, including both traditional Labour and Conservative voters, have been turning to UKIP in the hope that they might offer something different. I don’t see UKIP as a party which is able to bring about positive change in Thanet however, so I’ve decided to do something about it.

Knowing that I’m not the only one who feels the same I’ve rallied people together and thrown my hat into the ring to stand as Thanet South’s Parliamentary Candidate. I want to offer a positive alternative for those who have simply had enough of the status quo. District and Town Council seats are also up for grabs on May 7th  and East Kent Reality party intends to offer as many Reality Party Candidates as we can, to stand for seats on the District and Town Councils.  So many people are fed up with the old guard being put forward time and time again.  Many of UKIP’s potential candidates were previously the Conservative candidates.

East Kent Reality Party will put forward a positive alternative to implement change for Thanet.

I’m also frustrated at the fact that election turnouts are so low. People feel so disillusioned and disenfranchised in East Kent that they no longer feel their vote counts. We want to wake up on May the 8th knowing that whoever it is who has been elected, has been chosen by a true majority of the people. A big focus of our campaign therefore is going to be about letting people know that their vote counts; showing them how to register and getting them to think really carefully about whether the people they’re voting for will really be good for Thanet.

Another big focus of our campaign is to stop fracking in East Kent. If you don’t know about fracking you really should find out because it’s extremely bad news and, apart from the Greens, East Kent Reality Party is the only one standing against it.

This is going to be an interesting journey so come along!

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