I have today worked out that one would only need £1100 to stand at next years election and that mean with funding I could stand against Jo Swinson, Lib Dem Minister so utterly pro global warming that my sides ache laughing listening to her.
The costs break down as follows:
- Deposit: £500 deposit (which as a sceptic I expect to lose)
- Leaflets: Whilst delivery is free, printing ~40,000 single side A5 leaflets to deliver to each household will cost around £500 to print
Street posters: £100
Website: A domain name and website can be secured for £30.
In addition I will need 10 signatures from people registered to vote in the constituency. I will obtain these by knocking on the doors of as many people as it takes (up to 40,000)
If however I want something suitably “sceptic” to go on the ballot paper, I will need to form a party. For this I will need:
- One other person willing to be an officer
However, whilst I can put in the time, I cannot put in the money. So I need £1000 of additional funding plus £150 if we form a party.
For this funding you will get:
- 40,000 leaflets delivered to East Dunbartonshire, a commuter area around Glasgow which is filled with Scottish civil servants, journalists and other influential people.
- The sceptic message on each ballot paper.
- A say in the name of the party and the “description” that goes on the ballot paper.**
- A say in the party emblem.**