As part of our 2019 General Election coverage, we have contacted each candidate standing in Northfield, Bromsgrove, Edgbaston and Selly Oak constituencies asking them to contribute to this election’s ‘500 Words’ series.
Each candidate has been invited to describe themselves and their campaigns in their own words. Their submissions will be published without editing, in the order that they are received. Should they be longer than 500 words, they will be cropped.
Keith Rowe • Brexit Party • Birmingham Northfield
By far the biggest issue that has concerned you over the last few years has been Brexit. 61.8% of Northfield voters chose to leave the EU in the 2016 referendum. This was part of the biggest mandate ever given in the UK with 17.4 million people agreeing that we need to leave the EU and all its institutions. The reasons why were debated endlessly before the vote and a clear decision given which Parliament should have carried out.
Instead our decision has been deliberately ignored and our democratic choice frustrated by politicians who think they know better than us.
Because we voted the “‘wrong way”, after they told us that “this is your decision. The Government will implement what you decide”, they have now wasted over three years telling us that we didn’t know what we wanted or didn’t understand what we were doing, or that it’s all just far too difficult.
The former MP for Northfield has consistently voted to try and block our decision.
We rightly expect better than this from our elected representatives.
By electing a Brexit Party member to represent you in Parliament, you can be sure that your voice will be heard loudly and clearly. We will ensure that such pressure is applied on the Government that there is no going back or watering down of the independence this Country wants – Independence to make our own laws, use our own money as we see fit, control our borders and much more.
If we elect the same old people, we can only expect more of the same old politics. We have to take back control and restore democracy to Westminster.
I have over twenty-five years’ experience in establishing and running a successful business as well as heading a local charity, and its people like me, with real world experience who can restore Northfield as well as the whole Country. I pledge to work for all the people of Northfield and not become a part of the Westminster elite.
Trust me with the opportunity to work on your behalf and together we can Change Politics For Good.
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