I’m not standing in the European Election. I couldn’t afford the £5,000 deposit.
I am standing in Peterborough By-Election of 6th June. Why stand? Because I see the European Union as a tremendous peace project which has turned Europe from postwar devastation in 1945 to today’s democratic and increasingly fair society.
Peterborough voted 61% to leave the EU. I want to understand why and to listen courteous and sincerely. I really believe in the importance of the peacemaking European “Project” and the huge benefit it has been to the people of Europe generally and to us in the UK in particular and I ask for a People’s Vote Referendum on EU membership.
Help with reaching out to people and with the cost would be much appreciated. If interested please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org I’d need to demonstrate to the Electoral Commission that you are on an electoral roll in the UK ie I need your address. And it needs to be in the form of a cheque to Common Good send by post to me Rev Dr Dick Rodgers 63 Meadow Brook Birmingham B31 1ND.
Today 23rd May is European voting day. I am an official candidate in Peterborough By-election and my 56,000 leaflets have now apparently hit the doormats! Back to Peterborough today for my seventh trip. Going well. I am prominent in the main square of the city and lots of people take leaflets and talk – some to leave some to remain. Done some radio and one Belgian newspaper interview! and one second on TV!! I say:
1. The nation needs a unifying purpose and it should be to make the world and our nation a better place to live for all.
2. That’s better done in the team that is the EU.
The tree is for the wonderful bit from the last chapter of the Bible “The leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations!”. And our nation and lots of others need healing. Let’s get stuck in to the job! I’ve got a better pump now so the branches should stick out more healthily!
Very many thanks.
I’ve been active in the streets of late. …
I stood (see the picture below) also in 2017 in Edgbaston Birmingham in the General Election for staying in the EU in the constituency that had been represented by Gisela Stewart the prominent “Leave” campaigner.
Apologies that much of the rest of the website needs substantial updating. I’ll get round to it!
Dick Rodgers email@example.com
I describe my worldview more fully in About us