Animal Welfare Party to Stand in 2015 General Election

Animal Welfare Party to Stand in 2015 General Election

At our AGM on 23rd November, Animal Welfare Party members voted unanimously for the party to stand in the 2015 General Election. Details of constituencies and candidates will be announced in early 2015.

The Committee of National Officers comprising Vanessa Hudson, Leader, Louise Cobham, Treasurer and Jon Homan, Nominating Officer was also re-elected.

Please watch this space for further details of our plans concerning the 2015 General Election.

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Photocall: Meg Mathews Casts Her Vote for Animal Welfare Party

Photocall: Meg Mathews Casts Her Vote for Animal Welfare Party

Release date: Wednesday 21st May 2014

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Meg Mathews Casts Her Vote for Animal Welfare Party

Meg Mathews, candidate for the Animal Welfare Party, London Electoral Region will be casting her vote for the party at her local polling station accompanied by her dog Oscar.

Photographers are invited to photograph Meg entering the polling station at

8am on Thursday 22 May at: Bray Tenants Association Hall, Bray Tower, Fellows Road, London, NW3 3JX

AWP is one of 7 European animal protection parties, informally known as the Euro Animal 7, contesting …

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Photocall: Political Animals Go To Vote

Photocall: Political Animals Go To Vote

 

 

Release date: Tuesday 20 May 2014

 

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Political Animals Go To Vote

 

Vanessa Hudson, leader of the Animal Welfare Party, will be stepping out to her local polling station to cast her vote in Thursday’s EU elections, accompanied by supporters in animal costumes, family and friends.

 

Photographers are invited to photograph her entering the polling station at

9am on Thursday 22 May at Hague Primary School Polling Station, Wilmot Street, E2 0BP(nearest tube station Bethnal Green).

 

AWP is one of 7 European animal protection parties, informally known as …

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Photocall: Political Animals Take to The Party Bus Weds 21st May

Photocall: Political Animals Take to The Party Bus Weds 21st May

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Political Animals Take to The Party Bus

Animal Welfare Party candidates and supporters will take to the streets of London in an open top routemaster tomorrow (Wednesday 21st May) to help spread word of their campaign to win a seat for animal representatives for the first time ever in the EU Parliament at Thursday’s EU elections.

Supporters in animal costumes and candidates will carry balloons and streamers to create a carnival atmosphere as the bus heads from Bethnal Green through Shoreditch, Islington and Camden.

Photographers are invited to …

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Soho pub, The Coach and Horses lends its support to the Animal Welfare Party’s EU election bid with a statement banner and staff decked out in AWP t-shirts

Soho pub, The Coach and Horses lends its support to the Animal Welfare Party’s EU election bid with a statement banner and staff decked out in AWP t-shirts

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Release Date: 15.05.14

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Soho pub, The Coach and Horses lends its support to the Animal Welfare Party’s EU election bid with a statement banner and staff decked out in AWP t-shirts.

Animal Welfare Party will kick off the final week of campaigning for the EU elections tomorrow at the Coach and Horses pub in Soho, London’s only vegetarian pub, which has lent its full support to the party’s EU election bid.

A banner will hang outside the pub urging passers-by to vote for AWP in the …

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AWP announces its Party List for London

AWP announces its Party List for London

Ahead of the EU Elections on May 22nd, AWP has announced a full party list of eight candidates for the London Region.

 

Alongside lead candidate and Party Leader, Vanessa Hudson, are designer and animal welfare campaigner Meg Mathews; Dr. Andrew Knight, a Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics and a European Veterinary Specialist in Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law; and Alex Bourke, author of the ‘Vegetarian Guides’ series.

 

Of her decision to stand as a candidate Meg Matthews says: “I’d like to see the …

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Tweet Storm! Get involved to raise awareness and funds for AWP

Tweet Storm! Get involved to raise awareness and funds for AWP

It’s two months until the European Elections, and AWP is asking for your support.

PLEASE JOIN IN THE ANIMAL WELFARE PARTY TWEET STORM TO RAISE VITAL ELECTION FUNDS

Between 11am and 12 midday UK time on Sunday 23rd March, we urge you to set aside an hour to take part in our Tweet Storm. You can copy and paste, as many times as you can, a selection of tweets that we have pre-prepared, all using the same hashtag. You can also write your own tweets using the …

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Happy animal-friendly Pancake Day

Happy animal-friendly Pancake Day

Tonight across the country there will be pancake parties, pancake races, pancake disasters…! (Or if you’re like me, you got your flabby pancake failures out of the way last night, perfected for today!)

The history of Shrove Tuesday is the ‘feast before the fast’, coming the day before Lent begins, in the Christian Calendar. The expression “Shrove Tuesday” comes from the word shrive, meaning “confess“. Shrove Tuesday is observed by many Christians, including Anglicans, Lutherans, Methodists and Roman Catholics.

The earliest records of pancakes appears in the …

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How EU taxpayers are funding the torture of bulls

How EU taxpayers are funding the torture of bulls

A few weeks ago our Spanish counterparts, PACMA, informed us of the sad news that ‘Torture del Toro de la Vega’ will remain a “Tourist Festival”. This is the decision made by the Tourism Council of the Junta de Castilla y León in answer to the demands of PACMA to withdraw the festival’s documentation. The council claims ‘the originality of the celebration, the popular tradition and cultural value’ are reasons for the festival to continue. PACMA says this is “another reflection of the level of …

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‘Don’t tell me that! I’ll never go to Nando’s again’

‘Don’t tell me that! I’ll never go to Nando’s again’

Animal Welfare Party Member and site content editor Alex Lockwood challenges the Radio 5 Live DJ and journalist Nicky Campbell on his response to hearing this morning that chickens are sociable, intelligent creatures. Members views are their own, and do not necessarily represent the views of the Animal Welfare Party.

Why did the chicken cross the road?

‘Don’t tell me that! I’ll never go to Nando’s again,’ said Nicky Campbell, Radio 5 Live DJ and animal lover this morning at around 7.56am. It was in response to …

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