Plans to ‘vacuum clean’ motorways twice a day and introduce super-glue into lip-balm will be among the policies touted by the leader of the Eccentric Party of Great Britain on a visit to Northampton today.
In what will almost certainly be the most unusual election event in Northampton this year the party will be dishing out free slices of fruitcake as Lord Bungle, the Kingsley ward candidate for the party in the borough council elections, holds a political surgery at Heathers Tea Rooms, on Kingsley Park Terrace,
The open event starting at 3pm, will give voters the chance to meet the candidate and question him on local issues, as well as getting to meet party leader, Lord Toby Jug.
Mr Jug, a former Monster Raving Looney Party member who changed his name by deed poll, said: “Anyone of the other candidates can come along and talk to us and have a slice of free fruitcake. Hopefully they will see the error of their ways and change their vote to Eccentric.
“We are also going to be having a lot of fun and adding plenty of colour to the campaign.”
Among the events today, The Eccentric Party will be unveiling its party song, ‘Eccentric Guitars’, which Mr Jug says is a song against ‘political apathy’ and will be handing out flyers containing a few of the party’s more radical policies.
We are not trying to seek approval - a true eccentric doesn’t need approvalLord Toby Jug
Among them are plans to introduce super-glue into lip-balm to help kerb obesity; a 15 percent reduction on phone bills for people who stammer and replace all public transport with Space Hoppers.
However the party leader, who is running in the General Election against Boris Johnson in Uxbridge & South, said there is no need to take its manifesto too seriously.
“We are taking the mickey out of politicians,” he said.” We are being satirical.
“At the end of the day they are all just as barmy.
“We are not trying to seek approval – a true eccentric doesn’t need approval.
“In fact, in our party we say if you get elected you are sacked.”