General election 2024: the strangest political events operating in your vote | EUROtoday

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With lower than per week to go till the overall election, voters checking their poll papers could also be shocked by among the political events operating of their constituencies.

While most individuals are conscious of the political massive hitters, there a couple of underdog events that fly below the radar. Some of those events are arrange with satirical intent to supply comedian aid to voters, whereas others try to make actual political statements.

From Count Binface Party to A Blue Revolution, The Independent has put collectively a listing of these fielding candidates within the normal election.

The Mitre TW9

Chris French, 47, decided to run as an MP for Richmond Park in order to get publicity for his establishment
Chris French, 47, determined to run as an MP for Richmond Park with a view to get publicity for his institution (Chris French/PA Wire)

Chris French, 47,  registered his pub as a political occasion, and is operating as the only candidate for the bar within the normal election.

Mr French had a brainwave 12 months in the past and determined to run as an MP for Richmond Park in Greater London with a view to get publicity for his institution. He just isn’t optimistic about unseating the incumbent Lib Dem MP Sarah Olney however stated he’ll “definitely get one vote” – from himself.

“Now whether Gillian (Craigie) my partner votes for me, I’m not too sure. If I only get one vote, it might be quite a frosty evening. Hopefully I’ll get two votes,” he stated.

His hypothetical manifesto contains closing all the opposite pubs down in Richmond.

Count Binface Party

Count Binface said he is ‘ready to roll’
Count Binface stated he’s ‘ready to roll’ (PA Wire)

Count Binface, the self-described intergalactic house warrior, is trying to unseat prime minister Rishi Sunak in his North Yorkshire constituency.

Binface, the satirical political character created by comic Jonathan David Harvey, is hoping to ring a bell with voters by promising to introduce nationwide service for former prime ministers and invite European international locations to hitch the UK.

His manifesto, entitled “Bloody Loyal To Wherever I’m Standing For Election”, additionally contains double-locking pensions however with a little bit additional chain on the aspect and representing the UK within the Eurovision Song Contest.

The 5,702-year-old Recyclon positioned eleventh within the 2024 London Mayoral Election with 24,260 votes.

Psychedelic Movement

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The Psychedelic Movement is fielding 4 candidates within the normal election, with a major manifesto pledge to legalise psychedelic medication.

The manifesto additionally guarantees Southend may have 24-hour hashish cafes providing THC brownies and cookies.

Other election pledges embody defending native libraries, providing psychedelic remedy and “bring back the legal punishment of exile” for those who “threaten the fabric and the future of this country”.

They additionally wish to “allow churches to use ayahuasca in their ceremonies and bring shamanic Christianity to Southend”.

The English Constitution Party

The party was founded by Graham Moore, also known as ‘Daddy Dragon’
The occasion was based by Graham Moore, often known as ‘Daddy Dragon’ (PA)

The English Constitution Party is a nationalist outfit led by a person referred to as “Daddy Dragon”.

He is a former QAnon promoter and gained some consideration in 2023 after he referred to as for supporters to deliver rape alarms and eggs alongside to a protest in opposition to the coronation of King Charles.

The occasion is fielding candidates in 4 constituencies together with St Helens North, Chorley, Romford and Broxbourne.

Their major purpose is “MEGA – Make England Great Again”. They additionally promise to return England to widespread regulation practices.

A Blue Revolution

Blue Revolution was based in 2017 by former Conservative Boston borough councillor, Mike Gilbert.

Mr Gilbert stated he began the occasion to “give blue collar workers more representation” in a political system that’s too “elitist and tribal”.

He is standing in Boston and Skegness for a second time.

Blue Revolution describes itself as “The home of small state socialism” and “not a traditional right or left-wing platform”.

The Freedom Alliance

The Freedom Alliance developed as a response to Covid-19 restrictions and has stood a whole lot of candidates for election throughout the UK.

The occasion requires “individuals, families and communities to be freed from state and global corporate control”.

They are additionally in opposition to 15-minute cities, central financial institution digital currencies, the nice reset, web zero, Ulez and social credit score scores.

New Open Non-Political Organised Leadership (NONPOL)

Neil O’Neil is running in Stratford-on-Avon
Neil O’Neil is operating in Stratford-on-Avon (New Open Non-Political Organised Leadership (NONPOL))

NONPOL is an ‘non-political’ occasion fielding one candidate within the normal election – its founder Neil O’Neil in Stratford-on-Avon.

Mr O’Neil describes himself as “a distinguished technologist, futurist, musician, ethical hacker, public speaker, writer, inventor, filmmaker and speciesist”.

“I am not political, which I see as a significant advantage. I have not been corrupted or controlled and never will be. As the leader of the Party, I am in control of my career in the political arena. My passion is to make real change and challenge the current system,” Mr O’Neil stated.

The occasion’s major goal is to “dismantle the entrenched political machinery and replace it with common-sense and organised governance”.

The occasion additionally proposes to scrap VAT and enhance everybody’s wage by 20 per cent.

Save Us Now

Save Us Now was based by conspiracy theorist Mark Steele, who claimed that 5G, wifi and different communication networks are a part of a distributed weapon system.

Mr Steele describes himself as a “weapons expert”, claiming to have labored on undisclosed initiatives for the Ministry of Defence. He has additionally claimed avenue lights housed elements of a 5G community, “inflicting most cancers and microwaving infants of their beds”.

The Common People

The Common People website declares they “seeking to form a majority Westminster government”, but are only standing in one constituency, St Ives.

The party has yet to publish a manifesto. They say they believe in a rehabilitation-focused justice system, nationalising utilities, and allowing 12-year-olds to vote.

AI Steve

AI Steve is the world’s first Artificial Intelligence-generated political candidate
AI Steve is the world’s first Artificial Intelligence-generated political candidate (AI Steve)

The world’s first fully Artificial Intelligence-generated MP candidate, aiming to revolutionise democracy itself when he stands in Brighton on 4 July.

The mastermind behind AI Steve, Steve Endacott, who calls himself a capitalist with a socialist conscience, stated he’ll merely be a vessel for his AI alter-ego. He will stand and if he wins, he’ll bodily attend Parliament to vote on insurance policies determined upon by his bot alter ego.

Mr Endacott informed The Independent in his first interview: “I will do the physical voting but I will be directed entirely by my constituents via AI Steve.

“I’m just a bit of a numpty being told what to do. That is the whole idea of democracy. You have to put away your own personal politics, your own ego and actually do what your constituents want, which is quite radical in politics.”