Young People's Party UK

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Young People's Party UK
Leader Thomas Dean
Deputy leader Vacant
Founded 2012 (2012)
Headquarters Buckhurst Hill, Essex[1]
Membership (2016) 22[2]
Ideology Tax reform
Georgism
Egalitarianism[3]
Colours         
Yellow and black
Website
www.yppuk.org

The Young People's Party UK is a Georgist political party in the United Kingdom, following the ideology of 19th-century economist Henry George. It was founded in 2012 and its leader has been Thomas Dean since March 2016. According to its manifesto, it intends to replace many taxes on the productive economy with a form of land value tax; to replace the social security system with a Citizens Income; to leave the EU and re-join EFTA; to reform the banks; and to re-introduce low-cost housing.[3]

Electoral history[edit]

In by-elections[edit]

In 2012, Dr Rohen Kapur stood for the party at the Corby by-election[4] and Robin Smith stood for the party at the Croydon North by-election.[5] Neither won and both lost their deposits.

In 2018, Thomas Hall stood for the party at the Lewisham East by-election.[6] He received 18 votes (0.08%) meaning he lost his deposit.

General election 2015[edit]

Two candidates stood for the party at the 2015 general election: Mark Wadsworth for the Epping Forest constituency and Dr Rohen Kapur for the Folkestone and Hythe constituency.[7] Both lost their deposits.

Candidate Constituency Votes Of constituency (%)
Dr Rohen Kapur aka Henry Northcott Folkestone and Hythe 72 0.1
Mark Wadsworth Epping Forest 80 0.2
Total 152 0.15

General election 2017[edit]

Three candidates stood for the party at the 2017 General Election: Thomas Hall for the Epping Forest constituency, Jon Collings for the City of Durham constituency, and Benjamin Weenen for the Cities of London and Westminster constituency. All three lost their deposits.

Candidate Constituency Votes Of constituency (%)
Jon Collings City of Durham 45 0.1
Thomas Hall Epping Forest 110 0.2
Benjamin Weenen Cities of London and Westminster 43 0.1
Total 198 0.12

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Young People's Party - join". Young People's Party UK. Retrieved 21 May 2018. 
  2. ^ "Young People's Party Report and accounts 2016". Electoral Commission. Retrieved 21 May 2018. 
  3. ^ a b "Young People's Party manifesto". Young People's Party UK. Retrieved 21 May 2018. 
  4. ^ "Corby by-election: Candidate list". BBC News. British Broadcasting Corporation. 13 November 2012. Retrieved 27 October 2016. 
  5. ^ "Croydon North residents to head to polls". BBC News. British Broadcasting Corporation. 24 November 2012. Retrieved 27 October 2016. 
  6. ^ "Lewisham East by-election, 2018", Wikipedia, 2018-06-15, retrieved 2018-06-15 
  7. ^ [1][dead link]

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