AWP Celebrates 2021 Local Election Results

AWP Celebrates 2021 Local Election Results

Animal Welfare Party is celebrating some of its best results to date in the London Mayoral and Assembly Elections and in Lothian Region in the Scottish Parliament Elections. 

In the London Mayoral Election, AWP’s Vanessa Hudson received 16,826 first preference votes and 63,619 second preference votes.

In the London-wide Assembly election, AWP stood a party list of six candidates and received 44,667 votes from across the capital (1.7% of the vote) – ranking seventh overall and gaining almost 19,000 more votes than the party received in this …

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AWP Standing in London Mayoral, Assembly & Scottish Parliament Elections

AWP Standing in London Mayoral, Assembly & Scottish Parliament Elections

Animal Welfare Party is standing for the first time in the London Mayoral Election and in Lothian Region in the Scottish Parliament Elections which take place on 6th May. The party will also contest the London-wide Assembly Election for the second time.

In London, party leader, Vanessa Hudson is contesting the Mayoral Election and acting as Lead Candidate for AWP in the London-wide election. Sam Morland, Alex Bourke, Femy Amin, Mark Scott and Julian Weisman join on the party list.

“I’m standing because, as we emerge from the …

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Halt Pigeon Cull in Dunbar, says Animal Welfare Party

Halt Pigeon Cull in Dunbar, says Animal Welfare Party

Photo Credit: Railway bridge crossing Spott Road © Copyright Jthomas, Creative Commons Licence https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

 

Local campaigners from Animal Welfare Party are calling on East Lothian Council to halt a planned cull of pigeons in Dunbar.

The railway bridge on Spott Road and its resident wild pigeon population is the focus of attention from local people and wildlife groups after East Lothian councillors proposed to cull the pigeons and install anti-roosting bird netting under the bridge.

“The birds certainly shouldn’t be killed” said local resident and AWP Member, Kay Hamilton, Dowager …

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AWP Committee of National Officers Re-elected at Online AGM

AWP Committee of National Officers Re-elected at Online AGM

Animal Welfare Party’s Committee of National Officers were re-elected today during the party’s online Annual General Meeting.

Vanessa Hudson continues as the Party Leader.

Jane Smith continues as Deputy Leader.

Louise Cobham continues as Treasurer.

Jon Homan continues as Nominating Officer.

Due to coronavirus restrictions, the AGM was held online with an increased attendance on previous years.

The meeting reviewed the party’s activities over the past year and looked at potential activities for the year ahead which include the possibility of the party contesting the London Assembly, Scottish Parliament and Welsh …

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Animal Welfare Party Announces Six Candidates Contesting 2019 General Election

Animal Welfare Party Announces Six Candidates Contesting 2019 General Election

Animal Welfare Party is delighted to announce six candidates contesting the 2019 General Election.

Professor Andrew Knight MANZCVS, DipECAWBM (AWSEL), DACAW, PhD, MRCVS, SFHEA is the AWP candidate for New Forest East in Hampshire

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AWP Councillor Jane Smith Retains Alsager Seat beating Labour and Conservatives

AWP Councillor Jane Smith Retains Alsager Seat beating Labour and Conservatives

Animal Welfare Party’s Jane Smith has made UK political history by retaining her seat on Alsager Town Council beating both the Labour and Conservative candidates with 357 votes (9.8%) – a record vote share for AWP.

Jane says: “This is a wonderful victory for Animal Welfare Party and our wider animal politics movement, and we’ve now proven that, given the opportunity, people can and will vote at the ballot box for animals’ rights to be heard in human decision-making. I’m so thankful to everyone who helped …

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Animal Rights Movement in European Parliament likely to be Tripled

Animal Rights Movement in European Parliament likely to be Tripled

BRUSSELS, 4 April 2019 – The international movement Animal Politics EU, which consists of the Party for the Animals in the Netherlands and its ten European sister parties, will likely gain 5 to 7 seats in the forthcoming European Parliament elections, according to opinion polls in several European countries. This means the animal rights movement in the European Parliament could triple in size. Currently, Anja Hazekamp (the Netherlands) and Stefan Eck (Germany) are the only MEPs who have been elected to the European …

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AWP Councillor Jane Smith Asks Cheshire East Cabinet to Provide Plant-Based Options in Schools

AWP Councillor Jane Smith Asks Cheshire East Cabinet to Provide Plant-Based Options in Schools

This week AWP Councillor Jane Smith addressed Cheshire East Borough Council’s Cabinet asking them to provide daily plant-based options in school canteens across the borough, with a view to progressing towards a wholly plant-based menu one day a week.

Smith was given one minute to address the cabinet at it’s monthly meeting in Sandbach, Cheshire. 

AWP has long called for healthy plant-based options to be made available in all schools at every meal believing this to be key to lowering rates of childhood obesity …

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AWP Delighted to Welcome Dowager Duchess of Hamilton, Kay Hamilton as newest Member

AWP Delighted to Welcome Dowager Duchess of Hamilton, Kay Hamilton as newest Member

Animal Welfare Party is delighted to welcome the Dowager Duchess of Hamilton, Kay Hamilton, as the party’s newest member.

A longstanding and high-profile member of the SNP, the Dowager Duchess publicly resigned her SNP membership today and joined AWP, citing the SNP’s recent refusal to support a UK-wide ban on live animal exports, which she called “shameful”.

Animal Welfare Party has long campaigned for a total ban on live exports, as well as the minimisation of farmed animals’ journeys within the UK. On 14th June, as part …

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Animal Welfare Party Councillor’s Hedgehogs Success Sparks National Interest

Animal Welfare Party Councillor’s Hedgehogs Success Sparks National Interest

Image Credit: British Hedgehog Preservation Society

In March, Animal Welfare Party deputy leader and elected town councillor Jane Smith successfully tabled a motion that for every new planning application coming before Alsager Town Council in Cheshire, native hedging should be stipulated for all new boundaries, and that if native hedging isn’t possible, any solid walls or fences must incorporate ‘wildlife tunnels’ to allow hedgehogs and other animals through access.

It’s estimated that the UK has lost a third of its hedgehog population in the past decade alone, …

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