Animal Welfare Party Announces Six Candidates Contesting 2019 General Election

Animal Welfare Party Announces Six Candidates Contesting 2019 General Election

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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vanessa Hudson, AWP Party Leader is the candidate for Bethnal Green and Bow in London

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jane Smith, AWP Deputy Leader is our candidate for Congleton in Cheshire

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sam Morland is the AWP candidate for …

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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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Animal Welfare Party Gains First Representative in UK

Alsager, Cheshire: Animal Welfare Party has today gained its first representative in the UK when Alsager town councillor, Jane Smith switched parties from the Green Party to AWP.

At midday today, Smith, a serving councillor on Alsager Town Council in Cheshire made history when she announced her decision to switch from the Green Party to Animal Welfare Party, effectively becoming AWP’s first representative in the UK.

Smith, who has served on the council since 2015 and who runs Compassion in World Farming’s Cheshire group said in a …

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Leave or Remain? AWP’s Position on How to Vote in the Interest of Animal Welfare

Leave or Remain? AWP’s Position on How to Vote in the Interest of Animal Welfare

On Thursday 23rd June, registered voters in the UK will be able to vote to decide if we should remain in or leave the European Union.

The debate so far, led by Westminster parties from both the REMAIN and LEAVE campaigns, has often proved confusing at best and manipulative at worst, leaving many voters frustrated and unsure how to vote. Also, those debates have focused almost entirely on the interests of people, while the interests of animals and the environment have received scant attention. In this …

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AWP Celebrates May 5th Election Results

AWP Celebrates May 5th Election Results

Animal Welfare Party is celebrating today after fantastic results in the May 5th elections.

Standing for the first time in Scotland and Northern Ireland and also for the first time in the London-wide Assembly elections, AWP is delighted with the share of the vote received.

The first results to be announced yesterday morning were for Glasgow Region, where AWP’s list candidates, Barry Quinn and Dr Andrew Orr received 1819 votes / 0.7%.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The results for West Tyrone, where AWP’s candidate, Laura McAnea stood for election to the Northern Ireland …

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Animal Welfare Politics 2015 – The Year in Review

Animal Welfare Politics 2015 – The Year in Review

As 2015 draws to a close, we take a moment to reflect upon some of the highlights in the animal welfare politics movement over the last 12 months.

April 2015

In Australia, Animal Justice Party won their first ever seat and Mark Pearson, former Executive Director of NSW Animal Liberation, took his place as a dedicated representative for animals in the New South Wales Upper House.

May 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks to a fantastic response to our fundraising campaign on crowdfunder.com, Animal Welfare Party was able to stand four vegan candidates in the …

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