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20-year-old to challenge Sleaford MP Phillips at 2015 general election

By Lincolnshire Echo  |  Posted: February 06, 2014

Joseph Hayat

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Social entrepreneur and former MYP (Member of Youth Parliament) for Sleaford & North Hykeham, Joseph Hayat, has vowed to take on MP Stephen Phillips in the 2015 General Election.

As MYP Hayat averted rises in youth public transport costs across the county, fought for the protection of young people from sex crimes and championed a national employment campaign praised by Prime Minister David Cameron.

Now he has set his sights on beating Tory MP Phillips at the next election.

“I have watched with great interest, as Mr. Phillips has ‘hopped’ around Parliament these last four years -voting in support of rises in tuition fees, greater privatization of our health care system – this list goes on," said Mr. Hayat.

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“My promise is simple, to do what I say and say what I mean, to stand up for the hard working people of Sleaford and North Hykeham honestly and openly once again."

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  • Menshy  |  February 07 2014, 3:38PM

    impetuous - I have no set political agenda, I happen to believe uncontrolled immigration is bad and that the erosion of our sovereignty through the creeping tide of barking mad EU policy is damaging the country. Those are issues I feel I need to know where any prospective MP stands before I vote for them. In my humble opinion UKIP aren't fit for government but have a key role to play in debating issues before the next election. You may think UKIP supporters are unpatriotic - if I were one I'd be quick to point out I've served in this countries army for almost 4 decades; what have you done that's patriotic? You're a tad quick to ridicule people whose views differ from yours - how would you feel if I assumed you were a Labour supporter and the only reason anyone is one of those is because they are benefits scroungers and they lack the intelligence to vote for anything different to what their parents and grandparents have told them is right for them. Labour for the working classes, that's our party boy! Except now it's Labour for the non-working classes, Labour to sell your soul to Europe, Labour to squander the countries cash building a huge public sector full of non-jobs to pay their supporters more than benefits for doing nothing. As I see it UKIP may not be fit for government but they'd be better at it than Labour.

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  • impetuous  |  February 06 2014, 2:04PM

    Menshy - immigration and Europe. You must be one of those undesirable and unpatriotic UKIPpers then.

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  • Menshy  |  February 04 2014, 7:56PM

    Hermione46 - it doesn't say he's tied to a political party but it seems he has links to George Galloway's Respect Party, if he's an Independent or standing for Respect it's unlikely he'll be subject to a party whip. InsideStory - 2015 is a parliamentary general election not local council elections so what the heck are councillors and freemasons to do with anything. Mr Hayat - you list some of Mr Phillips less desirable voting traits but he is one of the few recognising and speaking openly about the immigration problem and the raw deal we get from EU membership; you notably neglect to state your position on these matters. So come on - tell us what you stand for not what we shouldn't like about what we've got now. I shan't be voting in your constituency but if I were I'd think very closely before voting in what looks like a boy playing games.

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  • InsideStory  |  February 04 2014, 6:23PM

    I wish him all the luck and if he wins he will need all the luck and more to get through the the barricades the existing councillors have put up to keep their friends in favour .Plus he will need to join the Freemasons to have any clout with fellow councillors .

  • Hermione46  |  February 04 2014, 4:53PM

    "My promise is simple, to do what I say and say what I mean, to stand up for the hard working people of Sleaford and North Hykeham honestly and openly once again." Well, at least until the Whips Office says "Oh no you don't"