This is my letter to the East Kent Gazette. It is in reply to a letter from a Mr Richard Palmer who states he and his children do not see the point of voting because Labour is a waste of time and Conservatives only benefit the rich. Therefore they will all vote UKIP.
'Richard Palmer is right to criticise the two stale old parties as a waste of time - but he does not mention the other option. For radical and different policies, Mr Palmer should look towards the Liberal Democrats.
We are the only party to promise a massive overhaul of our political system, getting rid of the safe seats and expenses culture - to provide tax cuts for lower and middle incomes - to abolish council tax - to offer universal childcare - with positive policies for a green economy.
That's just for starters - there is a lot more I would love to tell Mr Palmer about which provides the alternative forward thinking choice he seeks.
UKIP is all about looking backwards. There is a lot that is wrong with the EU but sitting in the corner with your arms folded is not going to fix it. However I agree we should have a referendum on EU membership for a proper debate.
At election time, I hope Mr Palmer will consider the options and vote for us as the only major party that offers that genuine much-needed reform and change'.