I’m female, A Graduate, Under 50 & Vote UKIP

Just a little bemused because I’ve read a number of times recently in various articles that #UKIP do not appeal to women, graduates and the young ok I’m 42 but that’s young these days ok – Don’t Forget it lol

So I looked in the mirror, yes definitely female (had to check because not been outdoors in a while). Looked at my binder of achievement yes, degree & 3 post graduate diplomas, professional admittance certificate. Then to the birth certificate ok ok yes I’m kind of old but I hear that 40’s are the new 20’s or something?

So what is missing having senior blonde moment ……. Oh yes it is #UKIP where do I stand on them? Looked around my room, checked a message on my phone & oops silly me of course I’m a UKIP member, I’m a UKIP candidate, I’m a UKIP spokesman, I’m a UKIP approved Parliamentary candidate. Think that’s conclusive I’m a UKIPper! Or lovingly known as a ‘kipper!

So how come I know so many other women like me? We all met through UKIP we all support each other’s efforts via UKIP & in our wider careers. So please can anyone tell me where this misinformation is coming from?

Yet Goodwin, from Nottingham University, and Ford, of Manchester University, say the “army of potential supporters is growing in size”
They argue that Farage and Ukip face huge challenges in the first-past-the-post electoral system, and given the party’s continued unpopularity among women, ethnic minorities, graduates and the young. However, Ukip is now the favoured electoral option among those who strongly disapprove of the EU – 20% of all British voters.

So have these two Academics really spoken to UKIP women? It seems likely not. Also how many people did they survey or question? I’d actually like to know just to know it! Not to use it as a stick to beat the authors with but to see if it tallies with my own experience.

The Guardian Article In Full for you to read

Just a few photos of some UKIP Ladies I found quickly in my phone

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3 thoughts on “I’m female, A Graduate, Under 50 & Vote UKIP

  1. I dont see any ‘women issue’ in UKIP, politics is for the most part, even in the ever so trendy Lib Dems, dominated by men. I am UKIP, I am 34 albeit a man and apparently I am young for a Kipper but I dont see anything about the party which acts as a barrier to my support or involvement, it didnt stop me joining my branch committee, nor working with one committee member who is literally twice my age!
    Given how UKIP is starting to relate more and more to the working classes, like myself, I suspect that the gathering storm of seemingly ever poorer prospects for young people will mean we have plenty to say to the next generation, both male and female, the only lesson we must learn is how to engage them.
    I think I read that UKIP is something like 30% female, which is still an awful lot of women and I strongly suspect that as and when Nigel hangs it up he could well be right that the next leader is one of the numerous excellent women who are coming to the fore.

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    • I totally agree with your comments. In all reality I think that UKIP has more women in terms of members if we look at percentages. I know our local branch has a very large number of women.

      There are some fantastic MEP candidates who have been chosen democratically to represent UKIP in the coming elections. I think this happened because we have the wealth of talent and because all are chosen on merit and never due to gender or any such other demographic. The best person for the job is the UKIP way and long may it last.

      Having a wide range of age groups helps too, the experience of all members is essential and helps to keep our approach fresh, respect for all age groups, a family atmosphere and a bond between all members that cannot be manufactured by being all politically correct.

      We also all come from such a breadth of society which again makes us stronger because we do know people our fellow members who are not doing so well due to the current economic situation and the frankly odd changes made by the Government.

      Oh well as long as we kippers keep our nerve, do what is right by our country and each other then we can always say we tried, we did our bit, we made some changes and who knows we may even be able to say more than that and be a part of the biggest non violent revolution our fair isle has known in over a century.

      Good luck and keep on kippering 🙂

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  2. Reblogged this on wheelsofpoliticalsteel and commented:

    This is so true. How dare anyone level an accusation based on rumour, scaremongering and total fabrication!
    Maybe they should sort out their own business before trying to look Into another’s! Maybe it’s because we didn’t go to Eton or Harrow, I’m so glad I didn’t as I’d dislike myself for coming up with such class based ridiculous claptrap! I am working class but hard work, dedication & sheer bloody minded determination has resulted in me having the qualifications for TWO careers; Solicitor and Lecturer. I know many others in UKIP who are extremely well educated but they don’t make an issue of it for that would be crass and ill mannered. If only all thought about treating people equally instead of attempting to dismiss and belittle them.

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