Laura Bailhache chosen to stand for UKIP at General Election in Taunton Deane

Laura Bailhache.

Laura Bailhache.

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A LAWYER who thinks Britain’s membership of the European Union is unconstitutional is standing for the UK Independence Party in Taunton Deane at next year’s General Election.

Laura Bailhache, 32, moved to Taunton with her family at the age of four and was educated in the town at Holway Primary School, Heathfield Community School and Richard Huish College.

She then read history at Oxford University and postgraduate law at Bristol’s University of the West of England, where she first learned about the EU in the context of European law.

Her misgivings about the EU began at this point due to her view that EU law overrides traditional British law as a result of the various Euro treaties Britain has been signed up to “without the express consent of the electorate”, which she believes is unconstitutional.

Miss Bailhache completed her legal training at the family firm in Taunton.

She says that her legal views informed her political views and led her to become involved with UKIP, for whom she stood as a candidate in last May’s by- election in Halcon, where she and her family used to attend church, and as a county council candidate in Bishop’s Hull, where she once lived.

*Other election candidates already declared are current MP Jeremy Browne (LibDem), Rebecca Pow (Conservative), Clive Martin (The Green Party) and Neil Guild (Labour).

*The 2010 General Election result in Taunton Deane – Jeremy Browne (LibDem) 28,531 votes; Mark Formosa (Conservative) 24,538; Martin Jevon (Labour) 2,967; Tony McIntyre (UKIP) 2,114.

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6:23pm Tue 4 Mar 14

AHSTONE says...

Wishing you every success. The tide is turning. Ukip have a new wave of intellegent and thoughtful candidates. People like Laura have a real chance of winning for Ukip.
Vote for change. Vote for the only party that offers real change. Vote for Ukip.
Wishing you every success. The tide is turning. Ukip have a new wave of intellegent and thoughtful candidates. People like Laura have a real chance of winning for Ukip. Vote for change. Vote for the only party that offers real change. Vote for Ukip. AHSTONE
  • Score: 17

8:57pm Tue 4 Mar 14

Jamesey says...

It's a shame that a young, bright and successful woman should decide to stand for UKIP. She's much more appealing than the usual UKIP moth-eaten pensioners, but is still the last person I'd vote for.
It's a shame that a young, bright and successful woman should decide to stand for UKIP. She's much more appealing than the usual UKIP moth-eaten pensioners, but is still the last person I'd vote for. Jamesey
  • Score: -10

11:46am Wed 5 Mar 14

duckface08 says...

The only way to be sure of a referendum is to vote UKIP , the major parties have offered one before but never delivered so why will it be any different in 2017?
The only way to be sure of a referendum is to vote UKIP , the major parties have offered one before but never delivered so why will it be any different in 2017? duckface08
  • Score: 12

12:29pm Wed 5 Mar 14

wivey says...

Well if that's the quality of Ms Bellyache's legal analysis it doesn't really inspire confidence in http://bailhachesoli
citors.com
Well if that's the quality of Ms Bellyache's legal analysis it doesn't really inspire confidence in http://bailhachesoli citors.com wivey
  • Score: -10

1:22pm Wed 5 Mar 14

GreatOdin'sRaven says...

I'd vote for her over Browne, purely on the basis of her not having a ginger beard.

I can't help but read her name as 'Ball-ache' though, unfortunately.
I'd vote for her over Browne, purely on the basis of her not having a ginger beard. I can't help but read her name as 'Ball-ache' though, unfortunately. GreatOdin'sRaven
  • Score: 3

7:24am Fri 7 Mar 14

Dr Dave says...

I read it the same too, "Ball-ache" - but best of luck to her.
I read it the same too, "Ball-ache" - but best of luck to her. Dr Dave
  • Score: 2

12:02pm Mon 10 Mar 14

01cbooth says...

I promise a pound to anyone who is having stupid thoughts about voting for UKIP and decides to change their mind. You may want change but this isn't the change you're looking for. I can't see the appeal of a party dogged by racism and homophobia who want to isolate the UK therefore causing it to lose out on money, seems daft to me.
I promise a pound to anyone who is having stupid thoughts about voting for UKIP and decides to change their mind. You may want change but this isn't the change you're looking for. I can't see the appeal of a party dogged by racism and homophobia who want to isolate the UK therefore causing it to lose out on money, seems daft to me. 01cbooth
  • Score: -3

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