Candidates

Libertarian candidates, across all the parties and all levels of Government.

Libertarians shouldn’t support Gary Johnson

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Voting in elections is never an easy task for an advocate of capitalism. The choices with which we’re confronted consist of slight variations, but even the best choices are terrible; they only become acceptable to us when we take a good look at the alternative. Americans tend to have it a little easier than Brits…

Help needed North of the border

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John Watson of the Scottish Libertarians drops by to tell us of a Council by election on November 5th in which his party is entering a candidate for the third time in a four month period. John is the former LPUK treasurer who, in the period after his election, was denied oversight of the books…

Libertarian Home speaker enters race for City Hall

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According to the Standard last month’s speaker Syed Kamall has entered the race for London Mayor and intends to win: Senior party figures have been pushing the London MEP to take on favourite Zac Goldsmith in the City Hall race but until now he has kept his powder dry. The leadership is understood to be…

Libertarian Party Local Election Results

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The newly tolerable Libertarian Party quietly announced a list of candidates some time ago on Facebook. I have been looking into what happened to their council candidates. In Crawley Adam Brown stood for Southgate ward. He finished last, but attracted 53 votes. Simon Walmsley stood for Horsehay and Lightmoor ward in Telford. That effort yielded…

Paul Tew to run on UKIP ticket

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When I came back to the table Paul had opened his laptop and pulled out his written notes – a couple of pages of printed A4. The laptop screen showed a multi-tabbed spreadsheet and I could see 155 rows. As he set out the agenda for the meeting I was glad I had brought my…

ILN standing up for Uttoxeter

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I was slow to pick up on this one, but Uttoxeter Town and Uttoxeter Rural divisions are set to be the first election test for Gavin Webb and his partner Melanie Wilson. Previously, Gavin appeared to vaciliate between the idea of standing for a national election, and sticking to his long-held preference for local activism.…

ILN keen to find Libertarian by-election candidate

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It feels like like buses but here they are: news of two upcoming by-elections in one day (okay you heard that intro before, sorry). First, re: Portsmouth South, thanks to Guido we find their MP in a spot of bother over some small matter of being a pest to a vulnerable girl, allegedly. The matter…

Richard Lowe leaves UKIP

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Richard Lowe, UKIP PPC for Chester has fallen foul of this local party. Via Facebook: Reasons for me no longer being a UKIP PPC/Member: Local branch had issues with: 1) Leaving the EU wasn’t my reason for being in UKIP. 2) Whilst I like open borders, I was never campaigning for them as a PPC,…

Young People’s Party to stand in Corby

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There are so many parties at this time of year that one finds it difficult to choose, and I’m not talking about Christmas. There seems to be too many libertarian political parties to even count them properly. John Watson gave it a go recently: Actually here is the full list…. pro liberty (to be registered)…