(PRWEB) May 30, 2006
Ex-Conservative Party member Chad Noble who resigned from the party in March this year in protest at the same issues that caused Eric Forth to question David Cameron whether he was any longer a Conservative, today detailed his intention to stand in the Bromley and Chislehurst by-election following the unexpected death of Eric.
”As Eric himself directly complained to David Cameron, those who believe in more grammar schools, immediately lower taxes and higher prosperity through business are no longer represented by Cameron’s Conservative Party which has taken a deliberate step closer to New Labour’s big government approach.
As an ex-Conservative party member myself, with passionate modernising and traditional conservative values, it seems that for now, the only way to be able to promote these values, Eric’s values, is outside the Tory Party itself.
However, we conservatives face a real dilemma; we cannot vote for the Conservative Party, no matter which candidate they put forward as the party itself is now opposed to our core values like grammar schools, but we also do not want to damage conservatism by allowing one of the opposition small parties with a mission to destroy the Conservative Party to steal protest votes; the only way forward is for independent conservative candidates, allied with the overall core conservative values to emerge, and to work outside but alongside the Tory Party itself.” Noble said.
The Bromley & Chislehurst by-election is likely to be contested by several centre-right political parties like UKIP, which seek a parliamentary base to destroy the Conservative Party and hope to capitalise on the likely protest vote from the vast majority of local conservatives who wish to see their new MP continuing Eric Forth’s mission for more grammar schools, EU withdrawal, lower taxes and passionate opposition to any form of positive discrimination or ‘positive action’ as David Cameron is currently attempting to rebrand it.
It only takes a few minutes on centre-right forums like ukipforum.co.uk to see that the members and supporters of these parties are more concerned with destroying the Conservative Party than promoting conservative values, but at a time when those core conservative values that Eric fought for have been discarded by David Cameron, real representation is needed. This can only be achieved by an independent conservative candidate seeking to strengthen the Conservative Party from the outside in.
”I am the only potential candidate who would ask the people of Bromley & Chislehurst not to vote for me if a better independent conservative candidate emerges. This election should be about preserving and building on Eric’s legacy, not egos. If a better independent conservative candidate, outside the Tory Party or any of the other parties, emerges who could fight for Eric’s values and preserve conservative values better than me, then I would urge people to vote for them.
Only an independent conservative can achieve this. This is one election that is about conservative values, Eric’s values, not the colour of the rosette.” Noble continued.
”If elected to represent the people of Bromley & Chislehurst as an independent conservative, I believe that my passionate conservative values, fighting for a smaller state, immediately lower taxes, more grammar school, pro-business, anti A-list positive discrimination and pro EU withdrawal will enable me to influence the Tory Party from the outside in.
David Cameron has casually discarded core conservative policies like support for grammar schools in his ‘blue labour’ drive and so it is vital that conservatives fight independently to preserve those policies that we believe in.
81% of Tory party members on the leading Conservative blog conservativehome.com are opposed to state funding of political parties, but not one of the parties standing in this by-election except for me have pledged to not just oppose but to reject any form of state funding entitlement. In fact David Cameron, ignoring this massive opposition to state funding from conservatives, has actually proposed detailed plans that could effectively national political parties and charge people to vote. We cannot stand by and allow this to continue.
Rather than represent the huge opposition to these state funding proposals, even parties like UKIP seem more interested in seeing how much money they could plunder from the overstretched taxpayer than to actually represent the views of the people and pledge to reject any entitlement to state funding.
It would seem that taxpayers money is one thing that these parties never want less of. In contrast, I believe that MP’s are currently overpaid, and will pledge to donate 25% of my net salary as MP to the TaxPayers’ Alliance, the excellent think-tank fighting for lower taxation and small government.”
As Noble detailed, he is also the only candidate seeking to bring the people of Bromley and Chislehurst together online to discuss their issues at BromleyChislehurst.com to create the most effective means of debating and resolving their core concerns.
”This is a key by-election for conservatives and conservatism. I urge all voters not to direct their votes to any of the small centre-right parties that seek a base to destroy the conservative party but to vote for an independent conservative candidate who may be out of tune with Cameron’s Conservative Party, but will seek to work with them and hopefully rejoin their ranks in the future when their agenda moves back closer to the traditional conservative values that Eric fought so passionately for.
I believe that I have that passion and strength of character to do this, but it is essential that we all work to fight for conservatism and not use Cameron’s move away from traditional conservative values to offer any inroads for parties like UKIP than only seek to destroy conservatism. We need a candidate independent from the conservative party, and for Eric’s sake, I urge the people of Bromley and Chislehurst to vote on values not rosettes.
Bromley & Chislehust needs a strong, independent conservative voice to ensure that Eric’s values are preserved. Only an independent conservative can achieve this, and I believe that I am that independent conservative.”