September 15 2012
MEP NIKKI SINCLAIRE FOUNDS NEW POLITICAL MOVEMENT
|Leading Activisys of New Movement|
A NEW A new political movement has been launched to allow British people the opportunity to demand a referendum at the European Elections in 2014.
It comes in the wake of a YouGov opinion poll that shows a third of
adults said they would ignore party loyalty to vote for an entity whose sole
manifesto was to urge for a straight forward In-Out referendum. UK
The movement has been registered with the Electoral Commission as “We Demand a Referendum” and will carry the slogan imbedded in the emblem from Jimmy Goldsmith’s Referendum Party of “Let the People Decide”.
“We Demand a Referendum” has been set up by the Campaign for a Referendum team that delivered two petitions totalling more than 220,000 signatures to
It is a single-issue political body that challenges David Cameron to call an In-Out referendum by 2014.
A YouGov poll last week showed that 65% of Tory voters want a referendum – much more than the average of 56% from all voters.
“We Demand a Referendum” will be fielding candidates in every region of the country and could take between eight and 22 seats in the European Elections, according to the YouGov poll commissioned by the body’s chairman - West Midlands MEP Nikki Sinclaire.
|Katie Hopkins and Nikki Sinclaire MEP|
One of those candidates will be former Apprentice star Katie Hopkins who will be the lead candidate in the South West. Katie will need only 10% of the vote to be elected under the system used in the election.
All candidates will share a single aim - to force a decisive referendum on the issue of
Europe by sending a strong message to
the government ahead of the General Election in 2015.
“The Politicians have failed the people on the EU,” said Nikki Sinclaire.
“Why are they so afraid of the people? Why won’t they let us decide? And why do they continue to patronise us with their ‘we know better’ attitude?”
TV personality and businesswoman Katie Hopkins added: “Sometimes tough questions have to be asked.
“I often hear people say 'I didn't ask because I was frightened I might not like the answer' and I think this is true for the referendum on
“I believe that our government is frightened of asking the question about whether we want to be in or out of
because they are frightened that they will not like the answer.”
Katie added: “The importance of forcing an EU referendum is far bigger than any party. We strive to go beyond party politics and, as our campaign slogan says, we want to Let the People Decide!"
We Demand a Referendum will hold its inaugural conference at Westminster Central Hall in
on Friday October 5. London
|Candidates from the Conservatives, Labour, Liberal Democrats, UK Independence Party and other parties will be standing in the 2014 European Elections. However, suppose a new political entity was set up for these elections and their only policy was to demand a referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union.|
likely, if at all, would it be that you support this new, single issue entity
in the 2014 European Elections only?
|I would definitely vote for that option||16||16||14||13||23||14||12||18||14||11||8||17||24||15||18||6||19||18||16||15|
|I would probably vote for that option||17||25||12||19||22||12||18||18||17||12||14||20||20||16||19||18||17||18||18||14|
|TOTAL WOULD VOTE||33||41||26||32||45||26||30||36||31||23||22||37||44||31||37||24||36||36||34||29|
|I would probably not vote for that option||14||19||15||7||16||14||13||16||13||15||18||14||12||17||11||23||13||13||15||10|
|I would definitely not vote for that option||21||15||30||45||12||28||30||26||17||26||16||22||22||26||14||24||19||20||23||24|
|TOTAL WOULDN’T VOTE||35||34||45||52||28||42||43||42||30||41||34||36||34||43||25||47||32||33||38||34|
|All figures, unless otherwise stated, are from YouGov Plc. Total sample size was 1,474 adults. Fieldwork was undertaken between 4th - 5th September 2012. The survey was carried out online. The figures have been weighted and are representative of all GB adults (aged 18+).|