Practise Voting Booth

Chinners has installed a replica ‘Practice voting’ booth in the HQ, Cricketers pub in Chessington.

The idea, as explained in the booth, is to show people how easy it is to vote and of course has our strapline ‘THE ONLY WASTED VOTE IS ONE THAT ISN’T USED’

Loony Local Elections

This is a list of our candidates in the May local elections:

  • Howling ‘Laud’ Hope, our Party Leader was elected unopposed to the Fleet Town Council on Friday 6th April, 4 weeks almost before the official election on 3rd May. – And on May 3rd he will additionally be standing for the Hart District Council in the Fleet Central Ward.
  • ‘Farming Lord Dave’ (Pictured) – Denton South Ward Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Lord Halfperson – Blackheath Westcombe Ward, Greenwich
  • Badger – Walton North, Elmbridge, Surrey
  • Monkey the Drummer – Molesey East, Elmbridge, Surrey
  • Chinners – Chessington North & Hook, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey

Chinners has arranged his Victory celebrations with ‘Jump the Gun‘ performing on Wed 2nd May at the Cricketers pub, 81 Clayton Road, Chessington.
Badger and Monkey the Drummer will be holding their Victory Party at The Oak pub, Walton Road, West Molesey on Thurs 3rd May with Crucial Chris Dowling and MOJO Crew leading the victory celebrations.
Joe Jammer may appear at either of these events!

Mad Mike at the University of Westminster

I was both honoured and delighted to represent this great party of ours on a ‘Question Time’ style event at the University of Westminster’s Portland Hall, Wednesday 21st. March 2018.
The guest speakers included:

  • Shelly Asquith – Political Advisor for Unite the Union, Former NUS VP and Youth Coordinator for Corbyn’s leadership campaign.
  • Paul Canal – Conservative Party Deputy Chair of London Region and Leader of the Conservative Group on Redbridge Council.
  • Kevin Sefton – Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for the Liberal Democrats in Westminster.
  • Freddy Vachha – UKIP London Chairman and Former Parliamentary Candidate.
  • ‘Mad Mike’ Young – Official Monster Raving Loony Party Shadow Minister for Beer.

The pre-arranged questions were:

  • Do you think that Theresa May’s response and subsequent decisions to the Salisbury situation are adequate?
  • Given the recent revelations surrounding Cambridge Analytica and Facebook, is it time that we regulate social media companies more, particularly in reference to political campaigns?
  • After the government’s announcement of an NHS pay rise, should all public sector workers now receive one also?
  • This event is taking place in a university, how do you and your party view the £9,000 annual university fees and the monumental debt students hold once they’ve graduated?
  • Is the Brexit transitional arrangement a satisfactory answer to the Northern Ireland border issue?
  • Given the rise in All Women Shortlists, how relevant is the implementation of so-called ‘positive discrimination’ for minorities in today’s society?

The audience, mainly students, were exceptionally well-behaved and rather subdued if anything. But the biggest response of the night was for an answer by yours truly! To the question about student fees and debt my reply was to abolish fees and waive all debts, instead issuing each student with a bursary of one million pounds. I flourished a fan of our famous million pound notes and asked them to form a queue. This was met with thunderous applause, cheering and whooping, so we can honestly say that our Party was the winner on the night.
Stay Loony…!!!
Mad Mike…!!!

Memo to all Party Members or persons interested

On Thursday the 3rd of May there will be local elections in your area. Whether they be Parish, Town, District or County, they are completely free of charge to stand, ie no deposit.

Its only Parliamentary elections that need £500 up front. To this end, if you are considering standing for ‘The Official Monster Raving Loony Party’ in your area, you can not just do it. You have to get a letter of authorisation from our nominations officer.

Papers are obtainable from your local Town Hall or Council offices. They have to be back in the Council Offices by 4.pm Friday 6th April. If your not sure of the procedure, your local office are duty bound to give you all the help that you would need. You can obtain your authorisation by calling our nomination office 07946292559, up until Sunday11thof March, after that call our second in command Nom office – 07973324985. So there is plenty of time, but the sooner the better, so that we can help you through also, if you’ve never stood before!
Howling Laud

May elections

Memo to all Party Members or persons interested.

On Thursday the 3rd of May there will be local elections in your area. Whether they be Parish,Town, District or County, they are completely free of charge to stand, ie no deposit.
Its only Parliamentary elections that need £500 up front. To this end, if you are considering standing for ‘The Official Monster Raving Loony Party’ in your area, you can not just do it. You have to get a letter of authorisation from our nominations officer.
Papers are obtainable from your local Town Hall or Council offices. They have to be back in the Council Offices by 4.pm Friday 6th April. If your not sure of the procedure, your local office are duty bound to give you all the help that you would need. You can obtain your authorisation by calling our nomination office 07946292559, up until Sunday11th of March, after that call our second in command Nom office – 07973324985. So there is plenty of time, but the sooner the better, so that we can help you through also, if you’ve never stood before!

Official Monster Raving Loony Party Conference 2018

Thurs 27th til Sat 29th September
Here it is then, after three very successful years in Blackpool party members decided we really ought to have a change. So, this year we will be in Belper, Derbyshire. Thanks to the party members of that area for helping to arrange aforesaid shenighans. Special mention for Dale Rowles for arranging the venue, the George and Dragon, 117 Bridge Street, and to Craig the Landlord, for agreeing to host such a predominant gathering.

An array of the most ‘Loonatical Kind’ are gathering to entertain you. ‘Dale Rowles and his BB Blackdog Band’, ‘The Big Fibbers’, ‘Bad Axe, Bad Axe’, so good we named him twice. ‘Gripper and the Gonads’. From Chicago the famous ‘Joe Jammer’. The B U M S Morris side from Wales. Plus stars of the weekend, ‘Vince Ripper and the Rodent show’. Very often an Elvis shows up. As often happens celebrity guests also just appear, you’ll never know what you’ve missed until you do. I shall be there as usual, as from Thurs 20th, to make sure all go’s well with the publicity ie TV, Radio, Newspapers and the general media. So if any of you want to make a week of it, you won’t be on your own.
See you all there.
Howling ‘Laud’ Hope, Party Leader.

Twitter

The Loony Party is running a campaign on Twitter to work out new policies for the party! Maybe you can help?: https://twitter.com/hashtag/manicfesto

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