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Copyright © 2017 UKIP Rushmoor Promoted by Gill Bailey on behalf of UKIP Aldershot Branch, 33 Hawley Lane, Farnborough, GU14 8JD

About Us: Committee

Chairman: Gill Bailey

I have lived in Hampshire since 1975 and raised my family here. I joined UKIP in 2012 after attending a local open meeting. I had never heard such common sense from any political party and joined the following day. Please don’t believe what the media write about UKIP. Come along to one of our meetings and find out the truth for yourself. Since being a member I have met some of the nicest people you could wish to meet; people of all ethnicities, young and old, male and female, able and disabled.

I worked with our committee to get the local members more involved and was elected as Branch Chairman in 2015. It is a busy role, organising our meetings and fighting local, county and national elections. I have a very good team around me and we all get along well together. I especially enjoy our branch meetings when we discuss what matters to the local community and hear from our hard working councillors.

Last year we campaigned for Britain to leave the European Political Union and we were very pleased that in Rushmoor 58.2% of voters agreed with us.

Last year I was elected as the Hampshire County Chairman and I chair a monthly meeting of the 19 constituencies that make up Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

Membership Secretary: Jenny Parsons

Treasurer: Dave Bell

I became the branch treasurer in January 2017. Having worked in Finance for many years it seemed a logical position for me to undertake. In order to support our candidates it's useful to have a healthy balance in the bank and we are lucky that we have many generous branch members who kindly contribute at our branch meetings or by helping with car boot sales.

This year we are faced with the extra cost of funding a General Election campaign in Aldershot. UKIP does have some well known donors, but unlike the other main parties we are not funded by big business, or by big trade unions, so we rely on the generosity of our big hearted supporters. I'm pleased to say that this reflects the character of our party being supported by our voters because we have policies that support them.

Blackwater Coordinator: Mike Gascoigne

I am looking after the northern section of the Aldershot Parliamentary Constituency that lies within Hart District. Most of this is the Blackwater and Hawley Ward of Hart District Council where I stood as a local election candidate in 2015 and 2016, and there is also the Darby Green area that lies within Yateley East.

If the boundary changes go ahead in 2018 I will have to change my UKIP affiliation from Rushmoor (Aldershot) to North East Hants but otherwise my activities will continue as usual.