The Brexit Party Parliamentary hopefuls for South and North Thanet will be among six party members from East Kent speaking at the Walpole Bay Hotel tomorrow (October 25).
They will be joined by MEP Ben Habib.
The meet the candidates event will be for:
John Fitzpatrick (North Thanet) is an emeritus professor of law in the University of Kent, a leftist and a lifelong trade union activist. He said: “The continuing failure to implement the 2016 Referendum is the single most destructive development in domestic politics in modern times. We need to Leave the EU, and rebuild our democracy.”
Timothy Vince (South Thanet) has extensive commercial and charity management experience in the UK and the Middle East, has two children studying at UCL, and served as chair of school governors for SEN children. He said: “The EU has assumed unaccountable powers without mandate. We must restore trust in politics; we must leave the EU.”
Andrea Cooke (Ashford) is a healthcare professional in the NHS, specialising in practice education for operating theatres, mother of two and animal lover.
Owen Prew (Canterbury), is a University of Oxford law graduate, and committed outdoor enthusiast.
Evie Martin (Sittingbourne and Sheppey) is a small business owner and working Mum
Tania Jackson (Gillingham and Rainham) has a degree in Environmental Biology from the University of Liverpool, and has two children. She has worked on a zero hours contract in fruit packing, been a care home manager, and is now an English teacher, including voluntarily with refugees.
The event is free, but donations towards room hire / costs on the night are welcome.
The event takes place between 7pm and 9pm. Find the ticket link here
Isle MPs Craig Mackinlay (South Thanet) and Sir Roger Gale (North Thanet) will stand for the Conservative Party.
Labour’s hustings meeting will be on Sunday, October 27 at the Queens Road, Baptist Church, 2 Queens Road, Broadstairs. All fully paid up members of six month standing or longer are entitled to attend and vote.
The shortlisted candidates are Karen Constantine, Raushan Ara, Rebecca Gordon Nesbitt and Dan Tomlinson.
Angie Curwen is the North Thanet Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for the Liberal Democrats.
A General Election is next scheduled for May 2022 but disruptions due to Brexit could see a snap election called as early as this year.