Fancy Dress Party

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For a costumed gathering, see fancy dress party.
Fancy Dress Party
Leader Hugh Smith
President Steven Canning
Chairman Lloyd John "Fancy Dress King" Taylor
General Secretary David Johnson
First Secretary Harold Johnson
Secretary-General Dick Ford
Presidium Iain Wright
Secretary Zachary Morton
Spokesperson Keenan Harrison, Gerald Stone, Zachary Morton
Founders John Beddoes, Finton Beddoes, Iain Wright
Founded 1979 (1979)
Headquarters Sidcup (1979-1991) / Dartford (1991-2015) / Bromley (since 2015)
Ideology Satire

The Fancy Dress Party is a political party in England. They were formed in 1979 as a frivolous alternative to the mainstream electoral parties, and can be seen as a forerunner of the more prominent Official Monster Raving Loony Party. Their most famous policy was to use a smaller font size to automatically reduce the unemployment statistics.[citation needed]

Candidates stood in the 1979 general election, with John Beddoes being nominated in Dartford. Other Fancy Dress Party candidates stood in Dartford in each of the general elections in 1983, 1987, 1992, 1997 and 2001, and the party as of 2010 remains on the register of political parties. John 'Ernie' Crockford was the Fancy Dress Party's candidate for the 2010 general election.[1] Keynote policies include cutting police paper work in make your own doily classes, rapidly building new schools using revolutionary inflatable classrooms making it easier for delinquent pupils to let the entire school down, reducing class sizes to 3'x2'6" and the abolition of student top-up fees; students should be entitled to full pints the same as everyone else.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ McDermott, Kerry (29 April 2010). "England's fringe candidates fight for votes". BBC News. Retrieved 30 April 2010.