Meet your Libertas East Midlands Candidates

These are your Libertas candidates for the East Midlands region:

Monday, 20 April 2009

Richard Elvin

Born in Lincolnshire, Richard has lived and worked in the East Midlands region all his life. He studied at Newcastle University, where he was an executive member of the University Student Union. He also travelled and worked in Europe whilst studying German at the University of Vienna. It was during this time that he became interested in the European project and recognized the need for European cooperation within a framework of cultural individuality and national identity.

He taught in Rutland for eight years before setting up his own tour operating business and now has an interest in a specialist travel agency and commercial property management. Eight years ago he was elected to his local council, two years ago to Chairman and has worked actively and successfully on numerous projects to improve the lives and surroundings of local people.

Richard believes the European Union can bring many benefits to all its citizens but only if it is run by an elected Parliament that implements the wishes of the people. This is not the position today where we have an unelected European Commission which makes 80% of our laws in secrecy behind closed doors.

The proposals that Libertas has to reform the EU by eliminating corruption, waste, ‘jobs for the boys’ and law-making by unelected officials echo Richard’s desire to rid current European Politics of these unacceptable practices.

Richard is convinced that by fielding candidates with the same objectives in every EU country on 4th June, Libertas is the only party able to win enough seats to implement the necessary changes to return power to the electorate and have a lean, efficient and corrupt free EU.

He has joined Libertas as a candidate in the East Midlands area to achieve the ambition of ridding Europe of the Euro Elite and all they stand for.

1 comment:

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