Win or lose Britain still needs radical MPs

As a nation, we are now in the hands of a new Prime Minister and governing political party.  For all our sakes, we sincerely hope Keir Starmer and his Ministers are able to turn our country around and can repair the damage done over the last 14 years.

I want to express my deepest gratitude to you for the support, hard work, camaraderie and laughter you have brought to our campaign to shake up and reform British politics.

Helen, June and Pete - my fellow True & Fair Party candidates and I have burned the midnight oil and worn out shoe leather as we took our values and principles to prospective constituents. They have been marvellous candidates and are among the country’s finest ambassadors for political change.

We dared to shake up the UK’s broken political system and received consistently encouraging and hopeful responses on the doorsteps. We did what we thought was right, but the barriers to a new, positive political party proposing systemic changes are great.

There are upsides and downsides to every action and every decision we take but we are very proud of having tried.

For my part, I will use the experiences we have encountered on the doorstep, in the media and the wider political apparatus to highlight how our political system inherently protects the status quo.

It is time to expose flawed rules regarding media coverage, banks refusing political accounts for no reason and the misinformation and lies that go unchecked on political campaigning literature.  

Despite the challenges we faced, the arguments and policies we propose remain important to the future of our democracy and country.

I will now work out the best way to pursue those views and Iook forward to sharing that journey with you in the coming weeks and months. To stay updated and informed of what comes next, please re-register here (to comply with GDPR rules).

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Thank you so much to you all, my colleagues and friends for your unwavering and continued support.  I also want to give my heartfelt thanks to the dedicated and passionate campaign team for all their hard work over the past two years.

All governments must be held to account and I’ll continue to work tirelessly to improve the lives of people with compassion, care and commonsense.

Warmest wishes,