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Brexit Party unveils EU election candidates standing in North West region

The Brexit Party has now unveiled its full slate of 70 candidates standing in the forthcoming European Elections, due to take place on May 23rd.

In the North West region, seven candidates will be standing on the ticket of restoring democracy and honouring the result of the 2016 referendum, where 17.4 million people voted to leave the EU.

Nigel Farage, Party leader said: “However you voted in 2016, we all care about democracy and dislike seeing our great nation humiliated.  This battle is no longer just about the EU.  We must fight back against our failing MPs who have defied 17.4m of us.  Their two-party system cannot cope with Brexit.  Politics is broken.  Enough is enough.”

Standing in the North West region are:

Claire Fox

Claire Fox is a writer, broadcaster and free speech campaigner. She is author of I STILL Find That Offensive! (Biteback, 2018) and No Strings Attached! Why arts funding should say no to instrumentalism (Arts&Business 2007).

She is a panellist on BBC Radio 4’s The Moral Maze and is frequently invited to comment on developments in culture, education, media and free speech issues on TV and radio programmes in the UK such as Newsnight and Any Questions?

She regularly appears on Sky Paper Review. Claire is a columnist for TES (Times Educational Supplement) and MJ (Municipal Journal). In 2018, she did a three-month residency as a presenter of the weekly three-hour radio magazine show Fox News Friday on LoveSportRadio.

Claire is also the director and founder of the Academy of Ideas, which was established to create a public space where ideas can be contested without constraint. Claire is also involved at a board level in the international debate network, Time To Talk and is a member of the European Cultural Parliament.

Henrik Overgaard-Nielsen

Henrik Overgaard-Nielsen is a 59 years old Danish citizen who has lived in the UK for over 20 years with his British wife and two children, aged 22 and 25. Henrik has been a practising NHS dentist for his whole career in the UK and represents 30,000 dentists in negotiations with the UK government as a senior trade union official.

Henrik lives in London with his family and various rescued pets. Henrik has co-chaired a Eurosceptic political party in Denmark, had dealings with the European institutions and comes from left of centre. He has never been a member of a UK political party. He was part of the team that successfully fought the EU and Denmark’s establishment in 1992 when the Maastricht Treaty was rejected.

His motivation is the threat from the democratic deficit in the EU and he is concerned that the UK’s elite will force a second vote on the UK people as they did in his native Denmark. He believes to ignore democratic decisions such as the UK referendum result is dangerous and will do permanent damage to relationship between voters and the political elite.

Henrik feels that the Left of British politics has abrogated its responsibility to the people and their vote in the referendum and the Left should be championing this definitive display of democracy not ignoring it.

David Bull

Dr David Bull MBBS BSc(i) ASM. David is a qualified Medical Doctor, an award-winning television presenter and broadcaster and a passionate campaigner.

Over the last twenty-four years he has hosted network TV shows on UK and US television for almost all major networks including the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Five, Living, Sky and Food Network. He has over thirty different shows to his name including Newsround, Watchdog Healthcheck and Tomorrow’s World.

He is a regular on ‘Jeremy Vine on Five’ and Talk Radio. He is also a host for global conferences on medicine and health, interviewing high-profile figures from politicians to Nobel Prize Winners. He has also written two health books for children translated into multiple languages. He also founded and sold IncrediBull, a PR and Communication company employing over 50 staff in London, and the US. He’s also bought, sold and developed property.

He is an ardent campaigner and is passionate about breaking down inequalities in health and making medicine understandable to the Public, so people can take control of their own health and make positive life choices. He’s been instrumental in many high-profile causes, including cleaning up dirty hospitals, improving sexual health and implementing new born screening for the life-threatening condition, Cystic Fibrosis.

He sat on the Advisory Board of a US based charity, dedicated to helping UK and Commonwealth citizens who find themselves in dire trouble in the US. He’s been lobbying for the introduction of PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) in high risk individuals to halt the rise of HIV, and involved with the campaign to provide a hot school meal to every child in Britain. He’s also a patron of many medical charities. He is a great believer that it is not where you’re from but where you are going.

Gary Harvey

Gary Walter Harvey born in Norwich 1957 proud farther of Ben and Nick. Moved to Suffolk as a one year old after his father left the RAF. One of Seven children Gary grew up in a large council estate in Sudbury.

At the age 16 playing football for the school had sustained a knee injury which led to final exams being missed. A burning desire and need to work and help support his parents and brothers and sisters Gary left school with minimum qualifications and began his working life as a 16 year old apprentice engineer at MEL Aviation Oxygen in 1973.

With just eight people the founder of the company became his mentor but was tragically lost in an aircraft accident, flying from BAE Warton in Lancashire.

The founder’s 18 year old son came into the business and formed a strong bond with Gary, today some 42 years later they are are still business partners and friends, from which a small acorn has grown to The MEL Group of companies.

After building a successful business in Sudbury, Gary and his winning attitude repaid the local community by managing and sponsoring AFC Sudbury that went on to three consecutive national finals at premier league venues. Gary has now found himself at the next stage of his career with politics and a great desire to share all his knowledge and experience with the Brexit party in their conquest for democracy.

Ajay Jagota

I am an entrepreneur and property professional and is the current CEO of Keep It Simple (KIS) Group, Rate Your Leader and Dlighted. I started my career working for a small business before setting up my own security company. In 1988 I joined Thomson Directories and worked my way up from sales to become a senior manager, reporting directly to the board.

After working at Thomson for 10 years, I then joined the Accident Group where I was responsible for over 400 members of staff. As the founder of Keep It Simple (KIS) Group, I was very proud when the firm won the prestigious “Letting Agent of the Year” award at the National Landlord and Letting Awards.

I have been featured in BBC News, Sky News, BBC Radio, BBC 5 Live BBC Sunday politics, BDaily newsletter, Sky News, Five Live, The Telegraph, The Times, The Guardian, Channel 4 News and The Independent. I have been the trustee for Pine Tree Trust and a member of North East Shadow Monetary Policy Commission and previously Chairman of South Shields Conservative Association.

My parents came to Britain from India in the 50s. My father worked as a coal miner for 40 years. I was born here and we were a typical “working-class family”.

My father has been a Labour supporter all his life like so many first-generation immigrants, so it was a surprise to both my parents when I joined the Conservative party. I have always been so grateful for the opportunities made available to me here, and I often reflect on how my life might have turned out had my father not embarked his arduous journey to these shores.

Elizabeth Babade

Elizabeth Babade was born in London in 1974. The family moved back to Nigeria where she attended the prestigious international Hillcrest School in Jos set up by American missionaries in 1942.

From a family of lawyers, her parents both retired meritoriously as superior court judges in Nigeria. Her late mother was the first female acting Chief Judge of Oyo State.

Her five siblings are all lawyers. She qualified as a barrister & solicitor in Nigeria in 2000 and practiced law for three years before moving to British American Tobacco Nigeria as in-house counsel. Over the last 20 years she has worked in a variety of senior management roles covering legal, compliance, project management, risk management and general management across notable blue-chip FMCG, pharmaceutical and banking multinationals primarily supporting Europe and the Emerging Markets.

Elizabeth also has an MBA from the University of Liverpool and is currently working towards sitting for the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme exams to qualify as an English solicitor. She lives in Buckinghamshire with her husband and their four children.

John Kelly

Born 1960 in Stockport, Lived in various places including a brief period in the States. I have done a big range of jobs from engineering to safety management.

My main occupation for most of my career has been managing training and development in both the public and private sector. I started work in this field in the early 1980’s in local government. I have managed every kind of employment initiative from YTS to Apprenticeships I have done big commercial performance improvement projects. Half a lifetime ago I was a big fan of the EU.

As a fairly left wing person I thought a United states of the EU would be a great development. Having seen how the EU works through my working life it did not take long for me to realise how poorly the state works.

For many years now I have been in favour of leaving the EU. Many of my passions and interests are also aligned with that goal.  I am in favour of light touch government giving people as much freedom and liberty as possible.

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