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If you have any local issues in the wards we are standing in (Anti-social behaviour, Bins, Graffiti, Pot Holes) that you believe are not being dealt with - Email email@example.com, or you can call our HOTLINE on 909-3828 and leave us a message.
UKIP? Aren‘t they just about getting Britain out of Europe?
What has that got to do with me?
How can they stop the Library closing even if I do vote for them?
More jobs, the elderly cared for and our kids given a start in life?
Labour and the Lib Dems have got the city council sewn up and nobody else will get in so why bother voting at all - because nothing is going to change.
I hear this all the time and it is time to get explain what UKIP can do. Let us be first of all be honest, something which is not always so important to certain sections of the political class in this city.
UKIP are not going to take control of the city council in May 2012.
What they can do though, is put enough councillors in to make the council accountable to the people that elected them for the first time in decades.
Whoever gets in will immediately begin the hand wringing and excuse making about central government cuts, this woe is me mentality is tired and ineffective.
It is time for somebody to stand up in council meetings and instead of bemoaning the state of the economy ask the important questions - such as why we are still tied into a contract with BT which over the course of its life will cost this city not thousands but millions.
In opposition Joe Anderson puffed up his chest and said he would get to the bottom of this and sort it out. Nothing has happened, Labour have let it run, unopposed as the Lib Dems signed up to the thing in the first place. UKIP councillors will demand answers and an exit strategy to end this farce which an independent audit found to be costing the city ten MILLION pounds a year. How many redundancies would that have averted, how many Libraries saved, how many schools refurbished?
A UKIP presence in the council chamber will have no political axe to grind or high persona to protect. What they will have, is a mandate to ask the questions that you the citizens of Liverpool have been asking every day for years, and they will not be fobbed off by people who are desperate to cling onto power and the favour of their respective party leader.
UKIP has elected MEPs who are doing just this right now, offering a voice of reason and questioning some of the ludicrous rulings by the European Parliament which would have forced us to eat straight bananas or join the crippled Euro (and resulted in Italian or Spanish or Irish levels of unemployment as interest rates would have climbed). So, unlike other parties UKIP has a track record of substance over style which gives a common sense approach to the gritty issues which matter most to us.
We aren’t Tory toffs who couldn’t care less as long as they keep the toothless Lib Dems on side to stay in power or Labour, a party in disarray. We are the UK Independence Party committed to giving you a voice (Ed: for example; fighting for democratic election and accountability of board members of public bodies like housing associations, instead of quangos and 'bought and paid for' board members paid thousands for attending a few meetings) and acting on it.
A UKIP vote in May will mean councillors who speak the same language as you and I and who want the same things we do for our friends and families.
by Graham Scott.
Your Local UKIP prospective councillor is fighting for you on the following broad issues and is happy to discuss any issues you may have by contacting us above:
Some of Our Local Policies...
Housing: Big changes are coming and we are here to stand up for your rights.
Your UKIP candidate will fight for more social homes built here in Liverpool, and more existing empty boarded up homes utilised. It’s a utter scandal that the city has been plagued by boarded up empty homes for years when there are over 24,000 people on the waiting list here in Liverpool.
Housing Associations – They would fight to make the quangos that run the Housing Associations accountable by arguing for direct election by the tenants to the boards of the Housing Associations.
Your candidate will fight the vindictive drive by the Liberals and Conservatives against existing social housing tenants.
Under the Liberal and Conservative government’s plans, 670,000 households – two-thirds containing a disabled family member – stand to lose an average of £670 a year in housing benefit because they are deemed to have one or more additional bedrooms.
The Conservative and Liberals are pathetically trying to 'balance the national stock of social housing bedrooms' against the ever more intense social housing demand created from their own policies of mass immigration, started by Labour.
Intense deman is driven by over 5000 new immigrants per week, every week settling in the UK, numbers which have increased greatly under the Conservatives. The main parties have given up control of our borders because they have handed them over to the unaccountable, unelected EU.
Corruption and waste:
Contracts have been signed by the Liberals and Labour, which lock in the council to one monopoly provider – and ensure there can be no real competition in that service area for years.
This sucks the life out of small local businesses trying to establish and grow in Liverpool, and results in less jobs and opportunities for local people who often have to travel out of the city to find work.
The BT I.T. contract alone was independently estimated to have been overcharging the council by £10 million per year. If this unfair contract was terminated & work moved in-house, £23m per year would be saved! THAT WOULD PAY FOR A LARGE PART OF THE TOTAL £91m in CUTS.
By voting for your UKIP councillor he or she would have some power to be able to make sure every 'monopoly provider' contract is thoroughly investigated at every turn and would look to legally challenge its fairness if overcharging is suspected.
UKIP seem to be the only party fighting to get rid of monopoly provider 'lock-in' and make sure the people of Liverpool, not Labour/LibDems big businesses benefit.
CRIME AND ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVOUR
Crime and 'Anti-social behaviour' - often really harassment under a tamer name - is a serious issue that destroys lives and livelihoods. The council often doesn't take it seriously and its a maze to negotiate the different agencies without any single point of contact that is accountable.
Your UKIP councillor would fight to increase the provision of these services and for the police to treat them seriously, but Labour look set to cut them, despite its continuing to find funds to spend on things like Lesbian, Gay and Transgender identity issues, which are not as important.
If you think the existing priorities are completely wrong, please vote for your UKIP councillor to put them right.