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PRESS RELEASE For immediate release at 13:00pm on Thursday 15th June 2017

PLYMOUTH INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE CALLS FOR CEO OF COUNCIL TO RESIGN AFTER ELECTION FIASCO

Local Entrepreneur Danny Bamping who stood as an Independent Candidate in Plymouth Sutton & Devonport Constituency in last week’s general election on June 8th; has published an open letter to the CEO of Plymouth City Council and acting returning officer – Tracey Lee and has asked her to resign.

The legal notice was sent on email this morning to the council and is now published on his website http://dannybamping.com/our-council/

In it Mr Bamping goes through in detail the mistakes they have made; how it affected him and his supporters and [potential] voters who could not Vote. He also goes into detail about the council’s errors and also how their election return was published and announced inaccurately and why it could have been so easily avoided.

Ironically, during the Entrepreneurs campaign – he made a video on is YouTube channel entitled; ’Accountability in Public Office’…which can be seen here;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qihdNQloRQI

An extract from the his letter also states;

It is pure incompetence and an absolute shambles that these mistakes have been made and it casts doubts on your ability to manage the election process fairly and democratically [and mathematically] in the future. I suggest that under the circumstances; with everything considered and as a member of the public [and a Parliamentary Independent Candidate] I hereby ask that you should resign from your CEO role as you are clearly a liability.

 

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Further notes for editors

Danny is also the creator and founder of the Local currency Network and The soon to be launched Local Currency for the city – The Plymouth Pound.

www.plymouthpound.org

Danny Bamping

www.dannybamping.com

Independent Parliamentary Candidate Plymouth Sutton & Devonport June 8th 2017

Co-founder of the No Party Movement taking the Party out of Politics

[email protected]                07831658492                      01752251153

 

 

 

 

 

PRESS RELEASE

For immediate release at 3:23 am on Thursday 8th June 2017

 

PLYMOUTH INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE WANTS ACCOUNTABILITY IN PUBLIC OFFICE

As the majority of voters got to the polls today and some are left at home still waiting for their postal votes probably never to arrive…the Plymouth Independent Candidate Danny Bamping – launches 2 more Public community interest organisations, both focused upon ‘accountability in public office’ and ensuring the public get justices and access to an independent service.

   PPS – Public Prosecution Service [a community interest company]

Much like the Crown Prosecution Service – but run and controlled completely by the public. Would Only Non practicing Barristers and Lawyers to ensure no Law Society members or Court Officers are involved.

Mr Bamping stated; “The PPS is something we desperately need and It would create jobs, give the public a service and hopefully some justice…I will work hard with others to ensure it happens – whether I am elected or not.”

It would offer a regional service to the public to be able to prosecute when the Police & CPS has either failed to do their job; or the case presents a clear conflict of interest.

PIPCO – Public Independent Police Complaints Organisation

Again in a similar vein as the PPS this would be another CIC non-profit organisation focused on replacing the IPCC or at least giving them an alternative route to take their complaints to and one which is ‘completely independent and run by the public’.

“The IPCC [Independent Police Complaints Commission] is clearly no longer fit for purpose and is mostly made up of Ex Police officers; it is too closely knit with the Police Forces and it is clear that the general public have lost all confidence in it.” Danny Bamping – Independent Candidate

Therefore, it is only logical that it is replaced – or we give the public an alternative option now so that they can take forward their complaint completely independently.

If it is found that they have a strong case; then it would be logical for the aforementioned PPS to potentially become involved, should no remedy by found by the parties through mediation before having to use the public court facilities.

Ironically, Danny is contesting the seat with Oliver Colville; one of several Conservatives who were under investigation for allegations of electoral malpractice from the previous 2015 election, Luke Pollard the Labour Candidate who was also investigated for allegations of electoral fraud after losing to Mr Colville 2 years ago by 523 votes [just over 1%]; both were fine and after a High Court hearing Mr Pollard was cleared of any wrong doing.  On the 10th May the CPS decided to drop the charges against Mr Colville and 19 others. On the 2nd June the CPS decided to charge the Thanet MP and his agent and one other with several charges under the representation of the Peoples Act.

Mr Bamping is to stand as an Independent Candidate in today’s general election, this ensures there will be at least 1 option on the ballet paper in Plymouth which is an Independent option not attributed or controlled by any political party or whip!

Even though Mr Bamping considers himself to be a ‘none of the above’ vote…his name will be on the top of tomorrows ballot paper; and so it will be more like – ‘none of the below’.

 

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Notes for editors

www.dannybamping.com

Danny Bamping Independent Candidate Plymouth Sutton & Devonport stated

“I am here to try and win this seat and I have 3 weeks to get the support of 23,000 local people to ensure this city has an Independent Candidate in Parliament a true representation in Parliament is by voting for Independents; as it was intended for and built for, because it was not meant for Party’s. 35% of this constituency failed to event cast a vote last time – basically because they had nothing to vote for; well now they do…Party Politics is failing and it’s only a matter of time before more and more independents are voted in.”

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Danny Bamping

Independent Parliamentary Candidate

Plymouth Sutton & Devonport June 8th 2017

[email protected]           07831658492                01752251153

YTC – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtpvynNGYJTyW_ueWVgfPYw

@MrCrazee

 

 

 

                                        PRESS RELEASE

              For immediate release 3am Wednesday June 6th 2017

Independent Candidate announces 3 Social Enterprises that could transform Plymouth

Danny Bamping Local Entrepreneur & Independent Parliamentary Candidate for the Plymouth Sutton & Devonport Constituency has announced three [3] Social Enterprises which he is going to launch over the next 12 months – whether he is elected on Friday morning or not.

These are:

  • The Plymouth Pound
[CIC – Community Interest Company based in Plymouth]

       www.plymouthpound.org

The New Local Currency for Plymouth to help keep money in the city and encourage people to use local independent shops, products and services. The Plymouth Pound will also be a member of the ‘Local Currency Network’ – linking it with 23 other towns and cities using or about to use local currencies; this includes Cornwall, Cumbria, Liverpool & Glastonbury.

 

 

  • C.A.V.E – Culture Arts Venue & Events
[CIC – Community Interest Company based in Plymouth]

Restoring Historical and Nationally important Music and Arts Venues in the South West. 

Starting with

  • The Cooperage
  • The Palace Theatre [Dance Academy]
  • Grand Hotel
  • The Phoenix Public House
  • The Factory

The aim of C.A.V.E. and its purpose is to create;

  • Virtual Business and Office solutions for local creative businesses and artists
  • Recording studios, Events venues, Exhibition Space, Rehearsing & show space
  • Wedding receptions , Birthday celebrations, Corporate Events, Private functions

 

  • Plymouth Sea Dome

A plan to redevelop and modernise – Plymouth Dome and protect Tinside Pool inside a large retractable ‘dome roof’; enabling it to be used 24/7 rather than just on the 24th of July.

It could also mean knocking down Plymouth Dome completely [which the council are considering at the moment] and building a more appropriate building that has more use to the people of Plymouth than expensive meals and coffees with nice views – whilst the masonic owner pays less than £1000 per month in rent.

This building – built by the queen for the people of Plymouth – could be a perfect place to have a ‘platform/stage’ – where its roof currently is. Thus would instantly create an instant Music venue – amphitheatre which can be used for concerts, events, presentations and large projection screens.

The idea could also link well with the new development with Drakes Island, something which has now got planning permission to move forwards.

A smaller version of what Plymouth Tinside Pool Could look like in the future; heated and enclosed & usable all year round.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr Bamping said:

“The Plymouth Pound is now almost ready to become a reality and after over 3 years of hard work…I’m really happy with the progress we have made and the enthusiasm to see a local currency in Plymouth; I’m sure that the other candidates will also support this – after all Labour wrote it into their local council manifesto last year and the response from the existing Council has been positive.”

“CAVE is very unique and we are forming a nice team to move this forwards; this city needs music and art venues desperately and these buildings need bringing back to life, protecting for the people of Plymouth and visitors. I have spent almost 2 years on this as nothing was happening- so I’m trying to make things happen!”

“The Sea Dome idea is something that Plymouth desperately needs and would fit perfectly with the plans to re-develop the sea front and Drakes Island. It would also mean the Hoe could become used as a regular outdoor music venue – rather than once a year for MTV! We are launching a new website for this idea soon – so watch this space!”

Mr Bamping is to stand as an Independent Candidate in tomorrow’s general election on June 8th.  This ensures there will be at least 1 option on the ballet paper which is an Independent option not attributed or controlled by any political party or whip!

Even though Mr Bamping considers himself to be a ‘none of the above’ vote…his name will be on the top of tomorrows ballot paper; and so it will be more like – ‘none of the below’.

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Notes for editors

www.dannybamping.com

Danny Bamping Independent Candidate Plymouth Sutton & Devonport stated

 

“I am here to try and win this seat and I have 3 weeks to get the support of 23,000 local people to ensure this city has an Independent Candidate in Parliament a true representation in Parliament is by voting for Independents; as it was intended for and built for, because it was not meant for Party’s. 35% of this constituency failed to event cast a vote last time – basically because they had nothing to vote for; well now they do…Party Politics is failing and it’s only a matter of time before more and more independents are voted in.”

 

 

 

 

 

                                           PRESS RELEASE

                  For immediate release 1pm Saturday June 3rd 2017

    Independent Candidate releases Campaign Song – Vote No Party

Plymouth Independent Candidate – Danny Bamping has launched a Campaign Song; Vote No Party.

The song is focused on how we should be all voting for Independents and not Controlled Political Parties and putting your local interests’ first and not national party interests.  It also mentions on the history of Parliament and how it only had independents for 600+ years and also encourages people in Plymouth to vote for Danny Bamping – the ONLY Independent Candidate within the local constituencies.

A local musician in the constituency called ‘Agent P’ – wrote, produced and performed the song which is now available to buy on ITunes, Google Play & Amazon.

Agent P stated;

“I wrote and performed this song for Danny and his campaign in Plymouth – and I did it off my own back as a gift – to him and every other Independent Candidate around the Country. We should be voting for Independents to represent us independently; not for controlled people representing Political Parties.”

A music video for the track has also been released on Mr Bamping’s You Tube Channel and website.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjPHOW4R2UM                                    www.dannybamping.com

Danny Bamping Independent Candidate Plymouth Sutton & Devonport stated

“I am very grateful to Agent P for all his hard work in creating this fantastic track, the lyrics are great and the tune and chorus is actually a toe tapper and the response from those that have heard it has been extremely positive; the music video is well worth the watch!”

 “I am here to try and win this seat and I have 3 weeks to get the support of 23,000 local people to ensure this city has an Independent Candidate in Parliament a true representation in Parliament is by voting for Independents; as it was intended for and built for, because it was not meant for Party’s. 35% of this constituency failed to event cast a vote last time – basically because they had nothing to vote for; well now they do…Party Politics is failing and it’s only a matter of time before more and more independents are voted in.”

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Danny Bamping

Independent Parliamentary Candidate Plymouth Sutton & Devonport June 8th 2017

[email protected]                                07831658492                      01752251153

 

 

 

 

 

PRESS RELEASE

For immediate release Sunday May 28th 2017

“VOTE INDEPENDENT; AND I’ll END COUNCIL TAX!”

The Plymouth Sutton & Devonport Independent Parliamentary candidate – Danny Bamping has put forward his first pledge to the People of Plymouth, which is focused on restructuring the Tax system. Mr Bamping is no stranger to the subject of Tax; as he has fought against paying Council Tax for the past 8 years; in 2012 Plymouth City Council made him Bankrupt for a debt a little over £2,000. However, a year later his Bankruptcy was found to be unlawful after his LGO complaint uncovered several counts of Mal-administration. Since then he has enrolled at Plymouth University and graduated with a Law Degree last summer. He is planning to annul the bankruptcy and has already made PCC aware of his intentions to claim on their professional indemnity insurance policy.

“As an Independent Parliamentary Candidate I hereby put forward the idea and notion that we should remove all of the 363 taxes in Britain and replace them all with a singular 1% Transaction Tax on all Cash, Debt & Credit Card, BACS and CHAPS transfers through the banks. This ‘Transaction Tax’ would have raised more than 4 times as the current tax system did last year, bringing in over £2 trillion as opposed to the £500 billion. I would work on putting this through Parliament immediately.”

“In my view; Council Tax could and should be immediately abolished; as it is purely a form of debt slavery via unlawful demands; which is no longer required. It is most important to remember that the “Councils” have already been funded via the treasury’s consolidated fund for mandated services they must supply for inhabitants for free. Furthermore; more than 40% of your Council Tax goes directly to their pension funds and another 15% to pay the interest on their Lobo loans. Finally, the Courts used to enforce it are fake, a breach of legislation, human rights & international law.”

“I am currently challenging the ‘civil jurisdiction’ which is used [Poor law] that enables a council [not a court] to jail a man or woman for a statutory obligated local tax; this is being done via Judicial review at the High Court [2 live cases at the moment at various stages] and may well inevitably be decided via the Supreme Court. The UK is the ONLY countries in the world where you can be jailed for a locally owed Tax obligation; it is Usury, the Poor Law and Debtors prisons…all rolled into one…and we are in 2017.”

Danny Bamping – Independent Parliamentary Candidate Plymouth Sutton & Devonport

Danny has spent the last 4 years assisting people up and down the country who have been threatened with or jailed for non-payment of council tax; he has managed to get several of these ‘civil prisoners’ out; via high court judicial review applications.  He is focused on exposing the unlawfulness of Council Tax and the fake court hearings that happen once a fortnight; standing as an Independent Candidate gives the constituents a choice of voting for a No Party option and gives Danny a platform to communicate to his constituents and the vast difference between him and the ones controlled by a Party, their policies, their whip and a detailed act of Parliament.

I like thousands of others have lost all faith in so called MPs they are all corrupt self-serving Party Representatives just there to line their pockets and until we have a better system of equitable independent volunteers putting up for election.”

“As an Independent MP I would be free from the party whip and I would campaign on the issues that local people tell me are important to them. I would be free to speak and free to act. I firmly believe that Plymouth residents are looking for someone different, someone who will work solely for them, without being tied to a political party.”

Danny Bamping Independent Candidate Plymouth Sutton & Devonport

He decided to stand after the 2015 Election where in this constituency no Independent Candidate stood – so Danny brought his vote home; stuck it in a frame and hung it on the wall in his lounge, to remind him that next time he would ensure that there was someone on that short list – whom he could trust and vote for. Mr Bamping’s background in Wildlife and Environmental film-making; including his stance as a Green Entrepreneur for the last 20 years; this can be viewed on line on his campaign website – www.dannybamping.com which was launched last weekend.

Danny Bamping stated; “I am here to try and win this seat and I have 3 weeks to get the support of 23,000 local people to ensure this city has an Independent Candidate in Parliament a true representation in Parliament is by voting for Independents; as it was intended for and built for, because it was not meant for Party’s. 35% of this constituency failed to event cast a vote last time – basically because they had nothing to vote for; well now they do…Party Politics is failing and it’s only a matter of time before more and more independents are voted in.”

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               Further notes for editors                              Plymouth Sutton & Devonport Constituency

  • Conservative Oliver Colvile won this seat in 2010, unseating Labour by 1,149 votes. In 2015 he retained his seat by just 523 votes from Luke Pollard the Labour Candidate.
  • Both were investigated by the electoral commission and police in respect of alleged electoral malpractice and they both overspend their budgets.
  • UKIP [14%] & the Greens [7%] retained their deposits here in 2015; which was over 10,000 votes yet this year in 2017 neither party maybe entering a candidate at all.

 

www.dannybamping.com

Independent Parliamentary Candidate Plymouth Sutton & Devonport June 8th 2017

Co-founder of the No Party Movement taking the Party out of Politics

[email protected]                      www.noparty.co              07831658492                      01752251153

Danny is also the creator and founder of the Local currency Network and the soon to be launched Local Currency for the city – The Plymouth Pound.     www.plymouthpound.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRESS RELEASE

For immediate release at Midday on Thursday May 25th 2017

INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE ANNOUNCES 1% TRANSACTION TAX

THAT COULD END 363 TAXES & BRING IN FOUR TIMES MORE REVENUE.

The Plymouth Sutton & Devonport Independent Parliamentary candidate – Danny Bamping has put forward his first pledge to the People of Plymouth, which is focused on restructuring the Tax system.

Mr Bamping is no stranger to the subject of Tax; as he has fought against paying Council Tax for the past 8 years; in 2012 Plymouth City Council made him Bankrupt for a debt a little over £2,000. However, a year later his Bankruptcy was found to be unlawful after his LGO complaint uncovered several counts of Mal-administration. Since then he has enrolled at Plymouth University and graduated with a Law Degree last summer. He is planning to annul the bankruptcy and has already made PCC aware of his intentions to claim on their professional indemnity insurance policy.

“As an Independent Parliamentary Candidate I hereby put forward the idea and notion that we should remove all of the 363 taxes in Britain and replace them all with a singular 1% Transaction Tax on all Cash, Debt & Credit Card, BACS and CHAPS transfers through the banks. This ‘Transaction Tax’ would have raised more than 4 times as the current tax system did last year, bringing in over £2 trillion as opposed to the £500 billion. I would work on putting this through Parliament immediately as a Private Bill.”

I like thousands of others have lost all faith in so called MPs they are all corrupt self-serving Party Representatives just there to line their pockets and until we have a better system of equitable independent volunteers putting up for election.”

“As an Independent MP I would be free from the party whip and I would campaign on the issues that local people tell me are important to them. I would be free to speak and free to act. I firmly believe that Plymouth residents are looking for someone different, someone who will work solely for them, without being tied to a political party.”

Danny Bamping Independent Candidate Plymouth Sutton & Devonport

Danny has spent the last 4 years assisting people up and down the country who have been threatened with or jailed for non-payment of council tax; he has managed to get several of these ‘civil prisoners’ out; via high court judicial review applications.

He is focused on exposing the unlawfulness of Council Tax and the fake court hearings that happen once a fortnight; standing as an Independent Candidate gives the constituents a choice of voting for a No Party option and gives Danny a platform to communicate to his constituents and the vast difference between him and the ones controlled by a Party, their policies, their whip and a detailed act of Parliament.

Danny’s Independent Candidacy is also supported by ‘Free Parliament’ a political organisation that has been around for a few years and supports Independent Candidates.

He decided to stand after the 2015 Election where in this constituency no Independent Candidate stood – so Danny brought his vote home; stuck it in a frame and hung it on the wall in his lounge, to remind him that next time he would ensure that there was someone on that short list – whom he could trust and vote for. Mr Bamping’s background in Wildlife and Environmental film-making; including his stance as a Green Entrepreneur for the last 20 years; this can be viewed on line on his campaign website – www.dannybamping.com which was launched at the weekend.

Danny Bamping stated; “I am here to try and win this seat and I have 3 weeks to get the support of 20,000 local people to ensure this city has an Independent Candidate in Parliament a true representation in Parliament is by voting for Independents; as it was intended for and built for, because it was not meant for Party’s. 35% of this constituency failed to event cast a vote last time – basically because they had nothing to vote for; well now they do…Party Politics is failing and it’s only a matter of time before more and more independents are voted in.”

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www.dannybamping.com

Independent Parliamentary Candidate Plymouth Sutton & Devonport June 8th 2017

Co-founder of the No Party Movement taking the Party out of Politics

[email protected]                                 07831658492                      01752251153

Danny is also the creator and founder of the Local currency Network and the soon to be launched Local Currency for the city – The Plymouth Pound.     www.plymouthpound.org

 

PRESS RELEASE

For immediate release at 15:00pm on Wednesday 17th May 2017

 

INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE BANNED FROM HUSTING EVENT IN PLYMOUTH

 

The Plymouth Sutton & Devonport Independent Parliamentary candidate – Danny Bamping has been effectively banned or not invited from the first 3 hustings in Plymouth. Last night the Green Book Club organised a husting at Plymouth University; there were 6 people on the Panel; 3 of which you could not vote for in this constituency anyway – The Lib Dem Candidate was from Moor View and then a representative from Christian Aid and another from Devon Wildlife Trust.

 

The other half were candidates from the Plymouth Sutton & Devonport Constituency – Including the Labour Candidate – Luke Pollard and Oliver Colvile from the Conservatives and Daniel Sheaff from the Greens. Mr Bamping was invited to attend as a member of the public – but was NOT allowed to sit on the Panel; despite him previously been invited and then not invited by the organisers the Green Book Club. Mr Bamping did attend and made sure everyone was aware who he was; as the conversation and questions started to focus on ‘Party Politics’ and after Mr Colvile had declared that he had always voted in support & favour of his own Government in Parliament.

 

Mr Bamping’s background in Wildlife and Environmental film-making; including his stance as a Green Entrepreneur for the last 20 years; this can be viewed on line on his campaign website – www.dannybamping.com which was launched at the weekend.

 

“The organisers denied an independent perspective to their audience and half the panel – were in many ways not relevant and spoke for the majority of the proceedings. I made the point about the feed-in tariffs for solar being wiped out…and the loss of 35% of the solar industry in the SW completely and Luke agreed with me and gave a good response; no one bothered actually answering my other question of whether Plymouth is actually really an ‘Ocean City’ – which was described as a philosophical question…when actually it was a factual one.”

 

Mr Bamping also revealed that he had not been invited to the Hustings Education event this morning at the CFE – but now had been now invited to the evening event – tonight at 18:30 at the same venue. The Independent Candidate has also been in touch with Rev Michael Shaw from Devonport in regards to next week’s husting event; but despite several calls and emails he has not yet received a response. Oliver Colvile has already declined an offer to that event.

 

Danny Bamping stated;

 

“I am here to try and win this seat and I have 3 weeks to get the support of 20,000 local people to ensure this city has an Independent Candidate in Parliament a true representation in Parliament is by voting for Independents; as it was intended for and built for, because it was not meant for Party’s. 35% of this constituency failed to event cast a vote last time – basically because they had nothing to vote for; well now they do…Party Politics is failing and it’s only a matter of time before more and more independents are voted in. The fact I have been prevented from speaking or attending events where I should be on the Panel and invited [as per the rules and indeed the law] just shows you the lengths some people are already going to in order to try and prevent the audience at these events having someone who represents them & NOT a party.”

 

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Further notes for editors

Plymouth Sutton & Devonport Constituency

 

Taking in the Devon towns of Sutton and Devonport, this maritime seat occupies the southern part of the city of Plymouth, including the naval dockyards. Devonport remains the largest naval base in Western Europe, employing 2,500 forces personnel and civilians and supporting around 400 local firms in industries like engineering and boat building. Plymouth University’s main campus is in this seat. According to the 2011 Census this seat is home to lots of students, fewer than average over 45s and fewer family households than average. Home ownership is low and the private rental sector accounts for nearly a third of homes. Unemployment is above average. Important industries are accommodation and food services, public admin and defence.

  • Conservative Oliver Colvile won this seat in 2010, unseating Labour by 1,149 votes.
  • In 2015 he retained his seat by just 523 votes from Luke Pollard the Labour Candidate.
  • Both were investigated by the electoral commission and police in respect of alleged electoral malpractice and they both overspend their budgets.
  • UKIP [14%] & the Greens [7%] retained their deposits here in 2015; which was over 10,000 votes yet this year in 2017 neither party maybe entering a candidate at all.

Danny’s further comments on Oliver Colvile the Conservative MP the constituency for the past 7 years;

“I could agree with Oliver Colvile – But then we’d both be wrong…!”

On the unelected Prime Minister Theresa May

“The CONS unelected leader has spoken and has voiced her opinion on fox hunting and she’ll allow a free vote on that. No opinion or focus on schools, hospitals, care homes, libraries, homelessness or the dramatic increase in food bank use? Her only opinion at this crucial juncture is about the right for the rich to kill a defenceless, wild animal for pleasure.”

“I have realised that I something rather unique in common with Theresa May. We have both had cases in front of the same circuit Judge – HHJ Cotter [Devon]; He found her to be in contempt of court; whilst I assisted him in understanding that there is no contract for a mortgage.”

Danny has raised just under £1250 via crowdpac funding which has enabled him to pay his deposit.

https://www.crowdpac.co.uk/campaigns/2366/danny-bamping

Danny Bamping

www.dannybamping.com

Independent Parliamentary Candidate Plymouth Sutton & Devonport June 8th 2017

Co-founder of the No Party Movement taking the Party out of Politics

[email protected]                      07831658492              01752251153

Danny is also the creator and founder of the Local currency Network and The soon to be launched Local Currency for the city – The Plymouth Pound.

www.plymouthpound.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRESS RELEASE   For immediate release

INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE READY TO TAKE THE PARTY OUT OF POLITICS IN PLYMOUTH

Local Entrepreneur Danny Bamping is standing as an Independent Candidate in Plymouth Sutton & Devonport Constituency in the forthcoming general election on June 8th.  This ensures there will be at least 5 options on the ballet paper and one which is an Independent option not attributed or controlled by any political party or whip!

Mr Bamping is not a stranger to being in the public eye; he appeared in front of millions in 2005 in the second series of the BBCS Entrepreneur series ‘Dragons Den’; where he had four offers; accepted two on camera only to turn them all down and go it alone. For the last 20 years he has been the spokesman for ‘British Big Cats Society’. Then in 2009 he stopped paying Council Tax – to help highlight that Student Landlords and their properties are exempt from Council Tax. This lead to a landmark case and a change in the legislation and he hasn’t paid Council Tax since.

He was then made [unlawfully] bankrupt in 2012 by Plymouth City Council for a debt of a little over £2,000; his appeal to the Local Government Ombudsman was upheld in his favour as it found several counts of maladministration by the council. He has since been discharged from Bankruptcy [Dec 2012]

and for the past 3 years studied Law at Plymouth University. [He graduated September 2016]

As an Independent Candidate Danny Bamping will be contesting the seat with Oliver Colvile; one of several Conservatives who were under investigation for allegations of electoral malpractice from the previous 2015 election, Luke Pollard the Labour Candidate who was also investigated for allegations of electoral malpractice after losing to Mr Colvile 2 years ago by 523 votes [just over 1%]

and Henrietta Bewley is also standing for the liberal democrats. UKIP & Greens who combined took 21% of the vote in 2015 have also now confirmed they will be fielding candidates.

In 2013 Danny and others explored the possibility of setting up ‘None of the Above’ as a Political Party; but then they discovered that this had been banned in the electoral commission act [2005]

. After more thought and some historical research he came up with the idea to create a global Independent Movement focused on Independent Candidates. No Party was formed with the intention on taking the party out of politics.

Danny Bamping stated; “I am here to try and win this seat and I have 4 weeks to get the support of 20,000 local people to ensure this city has a Independent Candidate in Parliament and Plymouth moves away from Party Politics and creates a modern representation in Parliament through voting for Independents; as it was intended for and built for, because it was not meant for Party’s.”

“I want to help create an Independent Parliament that is a true independent representation of the people and their desires, intents and wishes. Not a Rainbow coalition of parties all of which are funded by corporate entities to push through legislation for their interests and using the party whip to ensure they get what they want; which is never what the people need.”

Indeed, it seems the No Party Independents have history on their side as well. When Parliament was set up around 900 years ago – for its first 450 years; it only ever had ‘Independent Candidates’.  However today, there is only 1 Independent Candidate in the House of Commons; out of the 650 who will be voted in this June 8th. Although after this June 8th election there could be a few more; Claire Wright has a very good chance in West Devon and came 2nd last time with over 14,000 votes.

Indeed there seems to be a move towards Independents all across the county…Frome in Somerset has an ALL Independent council and just last week 8 Independents were elected to Saltash Council and now make up the majority of councillors.

Danny wants to focus on driving home his ‘Independent / No Party Politics’ message.

I like thousands of others have lost all faith in so called MPs they are all corrupt self-serving Party Representatives just there to line their pockets and until we have a better system of equitable independent volunteers putting up for election, nothing fundamental will change.”

“As an Independent MP I would be free from the party whip and I would campaign on the issues that local people tell me are important to them. I would be free to speak and free to act. I firmly believe that Plymouth residents are looking for someone different, someone who will work solely for them, without being tied to a political party.”

The No Party intentions are to change the conversation in the political debate and focus its attention on supporting Independent Candidates up and down the country. The No Party movement exists to energise all of the millions of other voters who are now completely disillusioned by the other parties, and to persuade them to Vote ‘Independent’.

He even put forward his first pledge to the People of Plymouth, which was focused on restructuring the Tax system.

“As an Independent Parliamentary Candidate I hereby put forward the idea and notion that we should remove all of the 365 taxes in Britain and replace them with a singular 1% transaction fee on all BACS and CHAPS transfers through the banks. This ‘TEAL Tax’ would have raised more than 3 times as the current tax system did last year, bringing in over £1.5 trillion as opposed to the £470 billion. I would work on putting this through Parliament immediately.”

Danny Bamping Independent Parliamentary Candidate – Plymouth Sutton & Devonport

“As a direct result of this government’s policies the NHS is under threat, education budgets face massive shortfalls, local businesses will suffer hikes in business rates, local council services have diminished under massive government cuts whilst council tax is increasing and national debt continues to grow rapidly.”

“I am calling on everyone in the Plymouth Sutton & Devonport constituency from the youngest to the oldest voter to return me as their MP and create the biggest surprise and ‘protest vote’ in the whole of the country – which would declare June 8th Plymouth’s Independence Day; People need to wake up and realise that until we take the Party out of politics nothing fundamental will change.”

 

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Further notes for editors

Plymouth Sutton & Devonport Constituency

Taking in the Devon towns of Sutton and Devonport, this maritime seat occupies the southern part of the city of Plymouth, including the naval dockyards. Devonport remains the largest naval base in Western Europe, employing 2,500 forces personnel and civilians and supporting around 400 local firms in industries like engineering and boat building. Plymouth University’s main campus is in this seat. According to the 2011 Census this seat is home to lots of students, fewer than average over 45s and fewer family households than average. Home ownership is low and the private rental sector accounts for nearly a third of homes. Unemployment is above average. Important industries are accommodation and food services, public admin and defence.

  • Conservative Oliver Colvile won this seat in 2010, unseating Labour by 1,149 votes.
  • In 2015 he retained his seat by just 523 votes from Luke Pollard the Labour Candidate.
  • Both were investigated by the electoral commission and police in respect of alleged electoral malpractice and they both overspend their budgets.
  • UKIP [14%]& the Greens [7%] retained their deposits here in 2015;

Danny’s further comments on Oliver Colvile the Conservative MP the constituency for the past 7 years;

“I could agree with Oliver Colvile – But then we’d both be wrong…!”

On the unelected Prime Minister Theresa May

“The CONS unelected leader has spoken and has voiced her opinion on fox hunting and she’ll allow a free vote on that. No opinion or focus on schools, hospitals, care homes, libraries, homelessness or the dramatic increase in food bank use? Her only opinion at this crucial juncture is about the right for the rich to kill a defenceless, wild animal for pleasure.”

Danny is also the creator and founder of the Local currency Network and The soon to be launched Local Currency for the city – The Plymouth Pound.

www.plymouthpound.org

Danny has raised just under £750 via crowdpac funding which has enabled him to pay his deposit.

https://www.crowdpac.co.uk/campaigns/2366/danny-bamping